The Color Run: The Happiest 5K on the Planet


color run collageTo some the words HAPPIEST and 5K should never be allowed to be in the same sentence. To others, crazy people like me, we think they go hand in hand. When the coordinators of The Color Run pursued us to help them promote the upcoming Des Moines Color Run I jumped at the chance because I have heard it is so much FUN!!

The Jist:

The Color Run™, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community. The focus is less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival,” using more colored powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid color combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5k party on the planet! 

With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow: Wear white at the starting line and finish plastered in color! 

color run logo DMMB readers will get a $5 discount off their registrations!! Use promo code COLORIOWA- The promo code does NOT guarantee a spot in the race so be sure to enter soon.

Click here to get registered for the race.

Click here to learn more about The Color Run.

If you are wanting to run in a team of 4 or more it is automatically $5 cheaper, you can then also use the  promo code on top of that and save $10.00.

How does a “Color Team” work compared with a solo runner? Pretty simple, you register as a (4 minimum/infinity max) unit rather than as an individual.  You get to pick a groovy custom team name.  You then get to run/walk together and “help” each other get really colored up over the 5 color kilometers.  There is no “relay” component and team members can finish together as a unit or separately.



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