This summer I have been focusing on getting fit. I’ve been slacking on setting up my goals (I know you all are going to hold me accountable!). If it’s any consolation, however, I haven’t just been sitting on the couch eating potato chips (at least not often). There are several factors to being fit, and staying active is one of them. That’s why my family participated in our first 5k Walk/Run together this last weekend at the ColorVibe, here in Kansas City.
To say we had a blast would be a COMPLETE under statement. From the moment we pulled up to the Legends Shopping Center, we could feel the “vibe” and it was AWESOME! Hundreds and hundreds of participants gathered to begin the race, led to their proper places by the wonderfully helpful staff that was present.
Now if you’re a runner and looking for a nice competitive race the ColorVibe is NOT for you! The ColorVibe is all about fun. The music was pumping, the crowd was live, and a local radio station (95.7 for you Kansas City natives) had everyone hyped up. We ended up in the last heat of the race because getting 2 children under the age of 6 all set up with water bottles, bibs (the racing kind), sunglasses and etc. takes forever. Then, of course we had to do a mini (okay, medium) photo shoot so I could share it with you all!
My friend Ericka Saves was there as well and we teamed up to take even more awesome pics, so be sure to head over to her site and check out her footage as well!
The part I loved the most about the ColorVibe was that it was great good natured fun, and everyone just kind of respected each others Vibe. Some people ran. A lot of people walked. Most people danced. And everyone was mindful and respectful of others, and gave them their space to do whichever they chose. We did a combination of the two. At some of the color points along the way, the kids (grown kids too) even got hyped up and rolled around in giant piles of color (which is a COMPLETELY SAFE NON-TOXIC special mixture of corn starch and colored created exclusively for the race). You know Cyanne was ALL over that!
All and all, it was a wonderful experience and I STRONGLY suggest trying it out. Whether you take a family, or a group of friends for an outing… you’re guaranteed to have a good time. Caelyn was 10 months at the time of the race and, as you see, she enjoyed herself tremendously! She didn’t cry a single time, and seemed pretty amused. The color came out easily right afterwards, from our clothes and bodies, although I still recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting a little worn. Shoelaces will need to be replaced. I wore some old tennis shoes I had, and grabbed the girls some cheap shoes from a local superstore so their newer tennis shoes didn’t get dirty.
If you missed out on this Colorvibe, the fun isn’t over! Check out a list of the remaining races for this year HERE!
You can also follow the Colorvibe on Faceebook Here!
I’m looking forward to next year already!
Have you ever participated in a fun race? Tell me about it in the comments below!
*Disclosure: I received passes to this event, for the purpose of reviewing it. All thoughts and opinions are my own.