This weekend I had the most amazing time running the Color Run in Indianapolis! I signed up a few months ago and finally the weekend arrived! I drove down to Indy on Friday evening to pick up my race packet that contained the items I needed in order to do the run. I did not want to drive down to the city super early Saturday morning from Fort Wayne, because the run started at 8AM. I asked around and found a place to stay near Indianapolis for Friday night. My friend’s parents used to live in a house on the east side of the city. All that was left in this house was a mattress and a few boxes of stuff. That is all I needed for the night!
I went to sleep fairly early around 9PM. I woke up at 5:30AM and gathered all of my things to head for the city. I got to the race site fairly early so I was in the first wave of people to participate in the Color Run. There were 10,000 people present, waiting to get colored up. It was truly an unreal sight. The run was so much fun! It was a 5k run and every kilometer, volunteers would dress you with color as you ran through each station. The run was followed by an after party on the lawn of the local park. There was loud music and color everywhere: pure awesomeness! Every fifteen minutes the runners would throw a color packet in the air and proceed to party like crazy.
This was definitely the “happiest 5k on the planet”! I had a great time. I will definitely go back next year. Hopefully I will have some friends that will join me!