After work on Wednesday, Vinh & I drove through traffic to head to Sports Basement in SF to get our pre-race packet that included our bib, headband, t-shirt, temporary tattoo, wristband & a packet of color (finely ground cornstarch that's dyed). I actually got pink & Vinh got blue :P
Our packet of goodies :)
Today was race day! The Color Run was so popular for SF that it opened up two races! After grabbing some pho for an early lunch, Vinh & I headed up to Candlestick Park. We arrived a little past noon & just waited for the event to start. We ended up in wave #4 to start our colorful adventure. The guy on the mic made us warm up by bouncing to the beat of the music that was playing & then he goes "also congrats to the newly engaged couple in wave #4!" Yup, someone proposed at the starting line :)
Us all clean pre-race
Wave #4 is ready to start!
We jogged a little bit at the beginning, but decided to walk since it was so nice out in SF today. It took us a little under an hour to finish I think (not sure since we didn't have a watch/phone on us). We had TONS of fun in the color zones & surprisingly the color didn't irritate our eyes, noses, or airways! I totally got quite a bit of color on me despite what it may look like in the below photos ;)
Us all colored up post-race
Don't mind my expression, look at the cool shadow!
Post-race party shot through my colored ziploc bag
Carrying the bride? :P
We didn't stay for the post-race party since we wanted to head home to nap. We brought a change of clothes, but we decided to just put our beach towels on the seat since we didn't want to change in the portapotties. We took a different scenic route home to avoid the traffic :P
Vinh totally got nailed with color in the face
My hair had a huge drop of orange fall on it
The damage done to my shirt
Special thanks to Stina's Sweet Boutique for making my white tutu! Vinh & I are definitely going to partake in The Color Run again next year if it comes around the Bay! If you're thinking about doing a fun 5k, you should check out this one :)