The Happiest Race On Earth

By Laura Kelly-Pifer

This past weekend, I was able to cross off an item that had been on my bucket list for quite some time.

Bailey, my oldest daughter, a few friends and I decided to participate in The Color Run.  It’s a 5k race where there is no competition for who crosses the finish line first or how fast you go.  It’s a happy race where you run, walk or do both and your objective is to have fun and be active.  As you go through the course, there are several stations where volunteers will throw color at you.  There are all kinds….pink, blue, purple, green, yellow, orange and more.  The great part is you can choose how much or how little you want on you.  Afterwards, there is a party where you celebrate completing the race.

Here are a few pictures from the event so you can see how colorful it really is.

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This is called a “color wave.” Everyone has a packet of color and you toss it up and around you.  As you can imagine, it’s quite the experience.  At this point of the event, Bailey and her friends were in the crowd, singing and dancing and throwing color on one another.  For me, the highlight of all of this was seeing those girls and the rest of the participants having such a good time.  I’m a BIG believer that if you make your fitness fun, you’ll want to stick with it.  That’s why I love events like this and why they are becoming so popular. 

As The Color Run was nearing it’s end, Bailey decided I didn’t have enough color and poured an entire bag of purple on me.  As you can see, we were quite colorful and it will be a day I remember always.  I’m thankful that I got to do this along side of my daughter and we made another memory together. 

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Have you ever participated in The Color Run or any other themed race?  I would love to hear how you make your fitness fun.

With Love,


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Laura Kelly-Pifer is a Fitness Coach who strives to help others by giving hope and support to those that are dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether you are lacking physically, emotionally, financially, or nutritionally she is here to help you see REAL RESULTS!

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