I did the Power Color Run last month, but last weekend I did the official Color Run. This was the real deal and it was heaps of fun. These themed runs are fun to do. I did the Warrior Dash last year, and I’ve done two Color Runs this year.
The Color Run was well organised, great turnout, and beautiful weather.
The run was a little bit of a pain to get too. So far. Took about 2.5-3 hours to get there. That means getting up way too early for my liking on a Saturday morning. The run was at Pleasure Forest aka Sagamiko resort in Kanagawa prefecture. From Sagamiko it was then a 30min bus. Luckily they had frequent buses running from outside the station.
The run was 5km course through a forest, more like a BMX track, hilly and dirty.
Time to get Colorful!
The Color Run is a run inspired by the Indian Hindu Holi festival to welcome in spring known as the “Festival of Colours”.
Team Akabeko representing:
Got some cool loot in the goodie bag which consisted of a t-shirt, wrist band, sweatband, washable tatoo stickers, bottle of water and a can of red bull.
Awesome weather and the cherryblossoms were still out:
There were about 8 wave starts throughout the day, with people coming and going throughout the day.
Time to run, or in our case, mostly walk. It was surprisingly a super hilly course on a dirt track.
Couldn’t believe this guy wearing thongs!
It wasn’t really much of a run. More of a walk. And a hell of a lot of high-fiving and “touchy”.
At each km we were bombarded with colour powder:
Green – the volunteers here were the most genki-est:
And then the Finish line:
Check out my arm:
Covered in Colour:
They had these really air blowers to blow the powder off your clothes and hair:
And then Finish Line Colour Toss, just in case you weren’t covered in enough colour:
Random but cool photo of this remote controlled flying camera device so it could capture aerial shots of the powder toss.
Fun day out. Well organised and big props to the volunteers who were all so genki. Just wish these race venues weren’t so far away.
My running training recently has been rather lacklustre. Spending most of my time in the pool these days. I am rather excited about the Electric Run coming to Japan though. Date has been set for July 11. It’s gonna be awesome.