Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Color Me Rad

Road races have grown in popularity since I started running in 2002.  Part of the evolution has come from what I call "gimmick races" like mud runs, zombie runs, and color runs.  I'm all for it if it helps increase the money raised for charitable causes.  Warrior Dash, one of the most popular in the Jackson area, for example, supports St. Jude.

March 22 is the Color Me Rad run in Fondren.  Color Me Rad partners with the Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah festivities and their primary charity, Blair E. Batson.  From their website:

If you're allergic to the metric system, corn starch, or unbridled joy, you'd probably be more comfortable watching Matlock than at the starting blocks of this color-filled 5k. 
But if you're itching for a great time and not from a bad case of diaper rash, Color Me Rad is the run for you.
By intelligent design or evolution, man was meant to run for one thing and one thing only: to stay alive. Pamplona was the first real race organized for what running should be: running from stuff that's going to kill, gore, or maim you.
Luckily, we've evolved to where we only hunt for attractive potential mates, we only gather for extreme couponing, and we only run to benefit charities and our cardiovascular system.
So quit lollygagging and join us for the race that's been ruining all other 5Ks since 2012 at Color Me Rad.
Color Me Rad: gluten-free running since 2012 (all previous years were full of gluten).

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