The Happiest 5k on the Planet!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

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

    1. 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.

  14. 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!!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  21. This looks like so much fun! Congrats!


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

    Michelle F.

  23. 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.

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

  25. 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!

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