Sweat the rainbow: Join Color Run in Buffalo
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • February 28, 2013 @ 11:31am
Perhaps you’ve dreamed of a summer day where you can formally prance along Canalside with a bunch of your friends in white t-shirts, getting showered in different colors each mile before an a full-spectrum avalanche at the finish line. Then, you romp around getting doused in more colors during a wild post-race party. This is far from a nightmare.
The Color Run, a national organization that sponsors races in several big cities, will come to Buffalo’s Canalside on Aug. 17. You can register as an individual or as a team, and while official registration has not yet begun, you can sign up as a VIP to be among the first alerted.
The cost is $40 for early registration, $45 after April 1 and $50 after June 1. Act early and save $10. Teams of four or more that sign up receive a $5 discount per person from the aforementioned prices—the deadlines remain the same for groups.
The race’s rules are pretty straightforward, as the competition is geared toward an enjoyable time rather than time-crunching, split-monitoring intensity. The organizers are not dissuading these competitors from joining, but merely promoting a more relaxed race.
You can tell in the race map at the bottom what colors you’ll be covered in—here’s the rundown on the actual “colored” substance from the organizers:
Each kilometer of the event is associated with a designated color: yellow, orange, pink, or blue. As the runners/walkers reach the Kilometer COLOR Zones, they are blitzed by our volunteers, sponsors, and staff with COLOR. All products are 100% natural and safe. You can eat the stuff if you’d like (we have tried it and don’t suggest it, it is surprisingly high in calories and leaves a chalky aftertaste). See the diagram below for the COLOR ZONE specifics. Of course, we save the best for last, ending the race with a color extravaganza of epic proportions.
We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for flying blue paint by the Buffalo News building.