Yesterday, The Color Run came to Fort Lauderdale! Finally its on a Sunday and we can do it. I've had my eyes on doing one of these since last November when Yoni and I were in Key Biscayne and we saw all the colorful people finishing the race. Sadly many of these colorful races are on Shabbos and so that's out for us.
Finally, thanks to South Florida Yachad where Yoni is actively involved we found out about a Color Run on Sunday May 5th. I immediately signed up. I registered the whole family for this fun run. Why not? They said strollers were welcome but would get dirty and so the four us (actually three because Leora was free) signed up for the race.
When I told my kids what we were doing, I was obviously very excited and Dovi (7) said "will be get dirty?" to which I responded "yes but it will come off" and Leora (4) very loudly said "I am not getting dirty!" Ok so we had some work to do. We looked at pictures online and we talked about it a lot and how much fun it would be. Finally the kids were excited to being doing it because of all the hype we gave it.
Last week as it was getting closer we worried what if the kids can't walk the three miles? So we went out on some practice walks around the canal with is about 2.5 miles. Dovi was fine. He would be able to walk it but Leora would definitely need the stroller. Her legs got tired after 1 mile.
And so yesterday Sunday May 5th we all woke up early in the morning, 5:45 to be exact and we put on our crispest white shirts (which we later changed to Yachad shirts).
We started at about 7:50 and we finish about an hour later. It was pure fun. Every little bit you walked you got sprayed with a different color. And the best part was I had reached my 4 mile goal by 9:30 when we left the finish festival. A fun time had by all and the proof is in the pictures.
If you don't mind getting a little dirty and you can walk 3 miles I highly recommend one of these runs. Next up is the Color Me Rad run in MetLife Stadium, NJ on July 21st. Wanna join me? I started a team for Team OneFamily feel free to join. No fundraising just pure fun. I'm going in the 8AM wave and I'm hoping to run it this time sans children. You can register here but register quickly because its almost sold out.