Ever heard of The Color Run? It’s a whimsical 5k that’s exploded in popularity — since its debut in 2011, organizers have reportedly hosted more than 170 events in over 30 countries.
The focus of the race is more on having fun, rather than being fast, although you’re more than welcome to do both, of course. But since it’s un-timed, there’s little pressure to speed your way through.
How it works: participants wear white, and are doused with color (dyed powder) at each kilometer on the course, resulting in a kaleidoscopic mess of humans.
This is supposed to be fun.
It did to me. Little sister wanted in, so she and I and few friends decided to sign up and check it out.
Following are some photos from the “Happiest 5k on the Planet” at the National Harbor.