The Color Run returns to Seattle, Washington, this 2019 for the 10th time. I admit that I have signed up once for this 5K but had to back out on the day of the race due to being ill. Not a fun Mother’s Day for me.
However, this year my husband and I have decided to run together as a couple. We have both been putting in the effort to create a more active and healthier lifestyle for our family. A 5K is a topping on the cake.
I have run a small 5K at Disney Social Media Moms in 2015 but this will be my first year running an organized event for the public. I am very excited to be spending my Mother’s Day fulfilling my goal.
I don’t know what it is about running a 5K but knowing that I need to train toward something that has a goal at the end really gets me pumped. I’ll admit too, I am not a typical runner. It isn’t in my blood but I do feel it in my soul.
If you happen to be near Seattle or are traveling to the area of this year’s run, let me give you some details.
The Color Run Love Tour in Seattle
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: Start line window open 8:00 a.m.
Location: Seattle Center
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109
FAR OUT Color Runner | $67.99
GROOVIER Color Runner| $46.99
GROOVY Color Runner | $37.99
INDIE Color Runner| $29.99
Wild Child | $14.99
FREE Flower Child | Entry only, no limited-edition 2019 participant kit included
*Prices subject to change
More about The Color Run
What I love about The Color Run is the positive impact it makes. For the 2019 Love Tour, The Color Run is encouraging self-love, love for one another, and love for the planet. There is self-care and body positivity in the event messaging and The Color Run is also benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington and Alaska. This charity is crucial in providing sanctuary for families during the difficulties of extensive medical treatments, regardless of their financial situation.
I personally know people who have been affected by the Ronald McDonalds House Charities in the most positive of ways during times when their children have had to face the worst medically. It is a cause that I hold close to my heart.
If you are a beginner to running a 5K like me, here are some great tips:
- Check out this article from ACTIVE on how to crush your first 5K.
- No matter when your run is scheduled, start walking and light jogging at home now. Even small bits can help.
- A well-fitted pair of running shoes is probably the most crucial part of your gear.
- Maintain “chatting pace” with a friend. If you can’t chat while running, you’re running too hard.
- Make sure you stretch before and cool down after each run.
- Don’t feel self-conscious. I know all shapes and sizes of both men and women who are runners.
- Water, water, water.
- Fuel yourself with a healthy diet and meals. You really only need to “carb up” if you are running half-marathons.
- On the run day, be there to have fun. Don’t worry about placing or trying new things. Enjoy the moment if you run, walk, or do both!
I cannot wait for Mother’s Day this year and the chance to fun side-by-side with my husband. I feel empowerment in signing up for this event and I know it will only bring us closer together.
Let me know in the comments if you will be there too!