Colorful Running + Glitter? Yes, Please!

One of my favorite events is fast approaching and if you haven’t heard about The Color Run yet, I need to know what rock you’ve been hiding under.

This year they’re boasting the Shine Tour where not only will they throw powdered paint at you, but glitter too!  The premise is dress how you want, run if you feel like it, walk if you want to – the only thing not optional is having a good time.  There will be loud music and super-fun event volunteers at the start line getting you pumped up for what promises to be some family friendly fun.   Crazy socks, kids and adults in tutus,and color run staff armed with paint and glitter promise to make your Saturday morning anything but boring.

The Color Run not only bills itself as the HAPPIEST 5k on earth, but also gives back to local charities.  This year they’re partnering with Back on My Feet Atlanta and Defined with Purpose.   Its a tiny bit of a ride, but well worth it.  Team up with your friends and neighbors to take the trip to benefit some great charities and have an excuse to be the most colorfully messy you’ve ever been as an adult.  I’ve run (ok, ok – walked, whatever) the color run 3 years in a row and I’ve loved it more each time.

So now that you’re pumped, let me give you the details:

Saturday April 4th is the day you need to circle in multi-colored markers on your calendar, glitter optional. Show up early for the 8am pre-party or a little later at 9am when the start line starts moving and keeps moving through 10am.  You’ll get a super-cool swag bag that includes tattoos, paint, t-shirts and more!

Saturday, April 4thAtlanta Motor Speedway1500 Tara Place, Hampton, GA 30228

Click [here] for the Color Run Atlanta official website or [here] for thier Facebook page.


A few fun pictures from our last few Color Runs… it gets better every time!


Author: Jason

Jason Brooks is the owner and editor of Grayson Local. A resident of Grayson for over 14 years, he loves the Grayson community and the potential it holds. A former pastor, Jason now works as a freelance writer. He has written for The John Maxwell Company, North Point Ministries, The Ford Motor Company, Catalyst, and several regional magazines as well. You can follow Jason on Twitter (@JasonMuses).

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