You guys. This was the best 5K I’ve ever done. Seriously. From start to finish, the entire experience was enjoyable (with a few hiccups) and I had the most fun I’ve ever had at a race! Held at the same venue as the Color Run we all did a month or so ago, we were paranoid we’d have the same awful experience with a round trip total time of 4, yes FOUR, hours of traffic. Fortunately, this was a flawless event with no logistical errors. Yipee! Here’s a slew of pictures to enjoy! (Night time picture taking is hard.)
^^ Mollie’s fancy bling!
Even the water stations were awesome.
War makeup! I let a guy do mine and I can’t complain – he did good!
We were supposed to make ‘myspace’ faces. Fail. What is MySpace??? 🙂
Here comes the fun black light stuff.
The backdrop for pictures was so cool!
So much fun and so many shenanigans. The overall vibe of the race was very unique. I’ve never been in a race quite like this before and it was BY FAR my favorite 5K to date.
Now, I would like to mention, this is not a 5K where you race for time. In fact, it wasn’t even timed!! That made it easier for me (mentally) to stop and take pictures and really enjoy the scenery they had set up. Seriously, there was so much attention to detail along this course and every single step I took impressed me more and more.
For crying out loud, there was a tunnel with lights, loud music and a bubble machine that we ran through. Really, does it get cooler than that for a 5K? No. Don’t try and compete with this series, it’ll knock your socks off! Take that Color Run (not worth the money at all!).
Here are the course pictures, beginning with the start line.
So much energy! The first of two problems for me came at this point when a girl lit up a freaking cigarette and started smoking! Girlfriend, we are at the start of a 5K, what’s going through your head? When Mollie asked her what she was thinking, she replied with this: “Sorry, I’m not from here.”
Um. Really? Are you from a place where smoking at the start of race is appropriate? Is that anywhere on planet Earth? Anywhere at all? Mk, thanks girl.
Tons of trees with these lanterns and tons of different colors.
Umbrellas in trees?
Umbrellas in a thingy?
Big tube tunnels!
That changed colors! The second of the two problems came about halfway through when we were running on uneven gravel and I almost rolled my ankle – no good! So I guess at night, the course should be a little more safe, but it was no big deal.
And tons of music along the course (the good, motivational, fist pumping kind)!
There were several tunnels to run through with lots of flashing lights and other stimulus. It was the most fun race I’ve ever done, and I’ll keep on saying so until something outshines this outstanding event.
Sign up for it if it ever comes to you. It’s totally pricey but I thought that all the effort put into the event makes it fully worthwhile. Really. I know all you beautiful people who follow me on Instagram got tired of all my pictures, but I was just so happy. This race has my full stamp of approval for eternity.
Other fun weekend events included getting my nails did and…
…going out to dinner for Mother’s Day. 🙂
Manicotti. Need I describe how good this was? You may feel the need to be jealous, it’s okay, cheese brings out the worst in people!
Has anyone ever smoked a cigarette before a race?! WTF!
How was your race this weekend if you had one? Tell me about it!
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