The Happiest 5k on the Planet!

7 July 2014
I have another one under my belt! Or should I say under my tutu? Yep, I completed The Happiest 5K on the Planet, also known as, The Color Run and I had a blast! As you may know, I recently got back into running and I ran the McCarren Park 5K in May which was both fun and terrible. But The Color Run was amazing! It really is the Happiest 5K on the Planet.


Not familiar with The Color Run? Well, it’s a 5K (3.1 miles) with various color stations throughout the course where volunteers douse you with colored corn starch. They also provide runners with colorful t-shirts, headbands and wrist bands, and temporary tattoos. By the end of the run, you’re covered in a rainbow (of corn starch) to match your rainbow gear. I ran with my friend Trip C (who also ran McCarren with me) and two of her friends who’d never run a 5K before. There were thousands of people running/walking/having a great time with music, dancing and a very colorful closing ceremony.


The best part? Running in a tutu! Check us out all clean and spiffy before the race.

Happiest 5K on the Planet - Pre Race

We’re so colorful and CLEAN before the race!

Before The Color Run.
And after.

After The Color Run.
I don’t have my official time yet but it doesn’t matter much as this is not a run where folks are concerned with finishing times. It’s all about having fun while getting some exercise (and a tan) and it’s safe to say everyone had a blast! I’m still finding patches of skin where the color has refused to come off! This is also the reason we each have our heads tightly covered. Can you imagine trying to get the rainbow out of your hair? Yeah, not so much!
Happiest 5K on the Planet
My favorite color station!
Happiest 5K on the Planet - Post Race
Double-fisted hydrating after the run. There were fudgesicles too!
I wish all the races I run could be this much fun but somehow I doubt they will be. However, I am committed to running with my purple tutu from now on! I’m still waiting on official photos from the event and I’ll update this post when I get them so stay tuned. Til next time, thanks for reading and for more pics of race day fun, check out my instagram and twitter.
Kiss me, I completed The Color Run!
Kiss Me! I completed The Color Run!

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I Ran the McCarren Park 5K
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  • Reply Samantha Angell 7 July 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Congrats on the run! I have seen the color run all over the place and really want to do it. Unfortunately, it is in my town after I move over to Sweden- hopefully it catches on there!

  • Reply Emilee 7 July 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Congrats! I'm jealous of people that can do this! I'm working on getting healthy enough to be able to do it myself!

  • Reply P Bishop 7 July 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Wow you look like you are having so much fun! Congrats on the run!!!! Yay!!! I love your purple tutu. Keep up the great work.

  • Reply bxcrochet 7 July 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Congratulations on doing the run! Great pictures and I love the tutu.

    Michelle F.

  • Reply Sarah 7 July 2014 at 5:20 PM

    This looks like so much fun! Congrats!


  • Reply Diana Villa 7 July 2014 at 7:02 PM

    You look wonderful!!! Love your pictures , thanks for sharing 😀

  • Reply Claudia 7 July 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Seems like so much fun! I am so sorry I didn't registered for it this year!

  • Reply Annemarie Leblanc 7 July 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Running in a tutu, now that's going big! Looks like you guys had a great time.

    • Reply patranila 9 July 2014 at 3:19 PM

      It's the only way to fly! 🙂

  • Reply Michele D 7 July 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Wow! Congrats to you!
    You should be very proud of yourself. Love the TU-TU

  • Reply Kung Phoo 7 July 2014 at 10:45 PM

    That is so awesome and looks like so much fun! The rainbows and tutus make the run allot easier..

    • Reply patranila 9 July 2014 at 3:20 PM

      Very true. You can easily forget you're out there in the blazing sun.

  • Reply Liz Mays 8 July 2014 at 12:10 AM

    You are too much fun with the tutu! That's really getting into the spirit of having a good time!

  • Reply Bonnie Gowen 8 July 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Congrats, that is awesome. I really wish I could get back into running and do something like that, it looks fun.

  • Reply Texstar 8 July 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Congratulations on the great achievement. I have never enjoyed running but I appreciate what those do accomplish. Well done!!!! ~Don Purdum

  • Reply Maria Constanza Oller 8 July 2014 at 1:32 AM

    Jealous, my dream was run in public in tutu, yet I dont think we have that kind of 5k here in Texas and makes me sad, but congratulations!!!!!

    • Reply patranila 9 July 2014 at 3:20 PM

      You should check the website. I'm sure there's one in Texas somewhere!

  • Reply MyDomesticDish 8 July 2014 at 1:43 AM

    After seeing all of the pictures, I want to do Run or Dye- you can check out my area's version/pics on
    I think that's the link anyway!! haha

    Btw….I LOVE your banner at the top! Who did it, if you don't mind me asking? I need a great logo for my blog.

    Stopping by to say hello and dish with you for a minute x

    • Reply patranila 9 July 2014 at 3:25 PM

      Hey Alysia,

      It was done by a friend. I'm not sure if he's still doing graphic design work but shoot me an email with your contact info and I'll try to put you two in touch.

  • Reply Rachael Yerkes 8 July 2014 at 2:29 AM

    I am registered for an August color run, and looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing your experience.

    • Reply patranila 9 July 2014 at 3:26 PM

      Cool! Please let me know how it goes!

  • Reply Sweepster 8 July 2014 at 2:41 AM

    Congrats on such a good run! You've done more than I could!

  • Reply Jade Schwartz 8 July 2014 at 2:49 AM

    That looks like a fun running event. Way to go for you for finishing it and that photo of yours on kiss me looks so cute.

    • Reply patranila 9 July 2014 at 3:26 PM

      Thanks Jade! I love that kiss me sign!

  • Reply Kimberly 8 July 2014 at 3:09 AM

    We have a colour run coming up and you're making me super excited. How awesome is it to get dirty yet pretty? Good for you and look at that smile!

  • Reply JaimeLovesStuff 8 July 2014 at 4:05 AM

    I adore your photos! Looks like you all had a blast. I love seeing photos from Color Run. They always make me smile.

  • Reply Nicole Manaloto 8 July 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Looking at all of the photos from the event I agree that this is the Happiest 5K on the planet and I love the fact that runners wore Tutu in purple and pink color, it added happiness.

  • Reply Ann B 8 July 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Looks like you had so much fun! I would love to do this 5k. Maybe next year.

  • Reply Rena McDaniel 8 July 2014 at 5:36 PM

    This looks like a great event that you obviously enjoyed tremendously! Congratulations 5K is a hard thing to do.

  • Reply Brijdeep Kaur 8 July 2014 at 6:45 PM

    looks nice.. congrats… I can't seem to run even a bit 🙁

  • Reply Rebecca Swenor 8 July 2014 at 7:47 PM

    Congrats on the run. It looks like it was a blast with all the different bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply mail4rosey 8 July 2014 at 8:14 PM

    That is fun running in a purple tutu. I do hope all your races to come are just as fun. 🙂

  • Reply Patricia Woolverton 8 July 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Congratulations that looks like a fun time. I wish I could participate in something like that.

  • Reply John Lopez 8 July 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Congrats on your completion of the run, you look so happy, like a kid on Christmas morning. Don't Stop Believin.

  • Reply Payal Bansal 9 July 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Congrats on the run… and you guys look really beautiful in the pics 🙂

  • Reply Tonya Lewis 9 July 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Awe don't y'all look so cute. Congrats Life is all about having FUN!

  • Reply Onica 11 July 2014 at 1:35 PM

    Major congrats to you. This seems like such a fun race. One day I gotta try this.

  • Reply Kath Rivera 11 July 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Congratulations on finishing the 5k run! You looked very happy dear 🙂 I love your attire too!

  • Reply Carsla Peyton 11 July 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Aww! I need to participate in one of these things! Congrats!! ;D

    ♥ | | xoxo

  • Reply Katrina Gehman 11 July 2014 at 4:09 PM

    awesome job! One day I hope to do one.

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