Color Me RadEarlier this week, I wrote about how I lost my damn mind and committed to completing 13 5k races in 2013. The same day I went crazy, I heard about this race called Color Me Rad. I did some Googling, and after about 30 seconds I knew this was the race for me. From the Color Me Rad “About” page:

 

“Historically, running has only been acceptable when trying to escape the law, personal responsibility, the truth, and grizzly bears.”

 

Yes, that’s pretty much exactly how I feel about it.

 

However, Color Me Rad makes running…fun. Yeah, I know. I didn’t think it was possible, either. But Color Me Rad is not just running. It’s running while having Color Bombs (made of colored corn starch) thrown at you. You start the race with a nice crispy white shirt, and after 5k of sweat and corn starch, you’re covered in more tie-dye than a Phish concert. It sounds pretty awesome, and I can’t wait to be a part of it. I’m actually pretty bummed that those of us here in Indianapolis have to wait until SEPTEMBER to run the race. Races start next month and they are literally ALL OVER THE COUNTRY (and in Canada!). so no matter where you are, there’s probably a Color Me Rad close by.

 

The very best part about Color Me Rad is that the proceeds from the race go to benefit charities in the host city. Here in Indianapolis, Color Me Rad supports the Special Olympics Indiana, an organization that is very dear to me. Fun, fitness, and supporting a local charity – I’m not really seeing a downside here!

 

Want to join me at a Color Me Rad race this year? You’re in luck – I’m giving away a FREE RACE ENTRY to one lucky Mom For Less reader! Leave me a comment letting me know which Color Me Rad race you want to run in (locations can be found here), and then use the Rafflecopter form to log your comment. Doing this will unlock some easy additional entries. The giveaway ends January 23, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

The fine print:

  • Winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email. Winner will have 24 hours from time of email to respond, and then another winner will be randomly selected.
  • No purchase necessary to win. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.
  • Color Me Rad provided me an entry for personal use and one to give away. All opinions expressed are my own.