color run chicago

This year we spent Father’s Day celebrating in a “think outside the box” kinda way – my dad signed us all up for the Chicago Color Run with the team name “SummerWillow”. Seriously how sweet was that? Knowing that we could walk the event made us all happy, especially considering my dad has a bum knee, my mom has a bum foot and I only run if I’m being chased by a serial killer.

If you’ve never seen one of these runs in motion, it’s so unbelievably fun – this one was a 5k with 4 color stations that you walk through as people throw paint dust all over you. And if you do it up right, you end up crossing the finish line a whole lot more colorful than you were when you started.

Some of my favorite pics that make me smile…

So clean and shiny…

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Orange zone ahead…

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Look at how far behind everyone else was, they were eating our dust…

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Pink zone…

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Yellow zone….

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This is about where we lost my mom who didn’t have a phone…

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Do you know how hard it is to find someone in a crowd of 36,000 people where everyone is wearing the same thing AND covered head to toe in paint? We had no idea if she was ahead of us or behind us and I thought I might never see my mommy again. Luckily we found her a few minutes before crossing the finish line so we all got to cross it together. 🙂

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Hello. Er, bonjour. They call me Francois…

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A random stranger thought Ryan was a little too clean at the finish line…

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Had to share the swag with the wee one back at home…

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And the absolute best part of the entire event was at the very end…..

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3 responses to “color run chicago

  1. We had SO much fun at Color Me Rad (same kind of race w/ a different name) I was brave and took my 3 kids by myself. I covered the stroller with a white sheet for the little guy. My 2 older kids wanted to run ahead (they are 9 & 11) It was much scarier to have two kids “lost” in the crowd of white & color. Luckily I found them both!

  2. Creen - Colleen

    Looks like fun!!

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