COLOR ME RAD 5K: SEOUL STYLE
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|Runners getting one last dosing of color before the finish line.|
Apart from minor glitches within the online registration process, it seems the international event’s debut in Korea was a huge success. Long lines to pick up race packets the night before didn't appear to damper anyone’s enthusiasm either. Staff and volunteers were organized, polite, and looked as though they were having just as much fun getting colored, while covering everyone in color.
Not a runner? That’s okay! Best part about a Color Me Rad 5K is it’s not a competition. It’s not even timed. In fact, it doesn’t matter if you run at all. It’s more of a throw-colorful-powder-in-my-face-as-I-walk-five-kilometers type of run. The only thing you have to be able to do is have good time.
|A wave of runners ready to begin the race.|
Remnants may remain for a few days. The “temporary” tattoo is still on my forearm. Guess I’m now a walking advertisement for the Color Me Rad 5K until it fades away. And except for a few random splotches of blue all over my skin, the powder did wash off after one shower.
If you didn’t get a chance to participate this time, be sure to join the next Color Me Rad 5K in Incheon on the 7th of September. You get a pair of sunglasses, a white Color Me Rad t-shirt, and a "rad" temporary tattoo as part of the fee. Once you’ve registered, just show up to the race and have a blast!
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|Covered in color from head to toe in Seoul, South Korea. July, 2013.|