Kim and I were up at 5 am to head over to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for the 2013 Twin Cities Color Run! We volunteered for the morning shift to throw color and we chose PiNK! The weather was overcast and we were very thankful.
This is the morning crew, looking pretty clean, but excited! After almost 2-1/2 hours of nonstop people coming through our color, we were all color and exhausted. The year before I ran The Happiest 5k on the Planet with Lorraine and Ginny, so I figured I could give back this year and volunteer instead. If I make it for a third year, I may choose something less colorful for volunteering and then run again in the afternoon.
If you haven't been a part of it, you may not see the fascination with getting filthy full of gorgeous colors, right? But when you're part of something larger than life and full of happy, smiley people... just for a moment you can be a kid again and enjoy the moment! Adults wearing tu-tu's, some carrying onesies in front of their baby bellies for future babies, children running in full color. Simply crazy, wonderful fun. I even saw a few people come through with a small canvas collecting color. Great idea for some wall art and/or matted frame of a photo from the day.
This event sells out every year, in every city. Something amazing for charity happening here.