The best types of fitness adventures are the ones that make exercising enjoyable and dare I say FUN! I’m sharing fitness adventures that will challenge you and make burning calories more interesting.
Have you participated in The Color Run before?
Last year my friend Stephanie, from the blog A Little Moore, joined me for the race in Cincinnati.
We had a great time and I’m looking forward to participating in the race again this year. Who doesn’t love running through a rainbow of colors????
Here is a more information about the race from the event organizers.
The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.
Now the single largest event series in the world, The Color Run has exploded since our debut event. We have more than tripled our growth, hosting more than 300 events in 50+ countries in 2014.
INFO ABOUT NEW SHINE TOUR:
Everyone in 2015 will receive a limited edition Shine Tour Participant Kit, including: custom race tee, gold finisher’s medal, tricolor headband w/ silver stitching, brand-new shine packet, and shiny tattoos. Talk about “bling” with benefits!
We’re pumping up the 5k course and finish festival too! Look for a unique Sparkle Zone and killer photo ops on course. At the finish festival, get ready for confetti cannons, shimmering clouds of color, and more!
Use this $5 off discount code MLC625781 June 16-July 15th
(valid in any city with regular pricing)
*the code will not work in a newly launched cities
Don’t forget to share your Color Run adventure using the hashtag #WeShine
You can find out more information at the color run website.
*Make sure that you sign up for the VIP list if your city is not yet open. VIPs will be the first to know dates PLUS get exclusive pre-sale pricing. Join the VIP list now to be first in line!
Disclosure: I received complimentary race entry for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
Thinking about running in a glow run?
We had a lot of fun at our very 1st glow run with the Neon Vibe 5K and we’ve enjoyed a few more since then which is why I’ve created a list of a few tips to have the best glow run experience possible.
1. Wear as much white or neon clothes as possible to maximize your glow
2. Find extra fun glow accessories
You will get some with your race, but to really stand out, look for some creative accessories online or you can stock up at a local dollar store.
3. Get a before and after shot
4. Coat your hair and face with color just because you can
5. Bring a ziploc bag or waterproof case if you plan on bringing your phone with you during the race otherwise you might want to bribe someone to take pictures for you
6. Have a plan of where to meet in case you get separated from each other during the race
I have run a few of these types of races now and we have gotten temporarily separated from our group a few times. It’s good to have a plan in place or your race experience will not be as fun.
7. If you have sensitive eyes, wear sunglasses to keep the color out of your eyes
8. Pack extra clothes
There is a good chance that you might not want to ride home covered head to toe in colored chalk.
9. Bring garbage bags or towels to cover your car seats
Trust me, you don’t want you car to be covered in colored dust.
10. Keep in mind that not everyone can rock a full covered neon body suit, but this event is all about fun, so who cares!!! Just be prepared to dance!
11. Have Fun!
Remember that a fun run is just that..FUN! So don’t take it too seriously. If you wanted a serious competitive race, you should have signed up for one. Just enjoy making memories by running through a rainbow of color in the dark.
You can find more racing tips below
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Do you love fun runs or have you always wanted to try one?
Then I’ve got the perfect race for you!
The Neon Vibe 5k is coming to Dayton, Ohio on Saturday, August 10th at Welcome Stadium.
Here is what the race organizers have to say about the race:
The Neon Vibe after dark fun-run will have you and your friends glowing crazy with color and dancing all night! Did we mention we had color that glows under black lights – and lots of it! Think of it like this – there’s 5K’s, and then there’s running a 5K in black lights with loads of color! This is the most fun you will ever have at a run!
YOU are our color canvas, and when you’re finished with this 5k run you’ll be a vivid glowing masterpiece. So tag your friends and hook everybody up with the best night-time 5K run. This is one amazing run you will not want to miss! Register for the craziness today before we are sold out in your city.
This race sounds so fun and I can’t wait to try it!
Here are the details for how you can glow and go!
Registration is $45 until Aug. 9th and $50 on August 10th.
*Kids 8 and under can run FREE of charge, but they will not receive a runner’s packet (shirt, glow materials, bib, etc.)
Your registration will provide you with a race bib, t shirt, glow color and other glow goodies… and a portion will also go to local charity, Dayton Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
Check in begins at 6:30pm
Race begins at 8:30pm
Aftervibe celebration 9pm
*A few tips- Wear something that you don’t mind getting messed up and bring garbage bags to place over your seats.
Want to save $5?
Just type in the discount code “ADVENTURE”
*****I’ve also been given a race entry to giveaway to the Dayton Neon Vibe 5k!!!!!!!!
Comment on this post by sharing what why you want to run in the Dayton Neon Vibe 5K race by 9 pm on Tuesday, August 6th. (required to enter).
*Bonus entries (comment separately for each one)
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*I will use random.org to select the winning entry and the winner will be announced on facebook and emailed. Winner must not have won another giveaway within 30 days.
The Welcome Stadium is located at 1601 S Edwin C Moses Blvd, Dayton , OH 45417.
Disclosure: I was given a complimentary race entry for giveaway and review purposes. All opinions are my own.
If you are looking for a unique fun run experience, Tap n’ Run is for you.
You don’t even have to run. I do think having fun could be a requirement. Costumes are recommended and the people watching is absolutely fascinating because of them.
Our registration was located at the first authentic Hofbrauhaus in America located in Newport, KY. Our race started at 2pm, which let some of the participants get started with the race prep early.
We traveled across the pedistrian bridge to get to the start line which was techinically in Ohio.
Race participants run/walk/crawl a 4k. There were even some runners who opted for the timed chip but I would say the majority was not that serious about this race … at all.
My husband and I borrowed our superhero theme from our kids’ costume box a few hours prior. We were put to shame in the creativity department.
Our race bibs had four tabs that we gave at each stop for our beer stations along the course.
This is where my confession comes in. I don’t like the taste of beer. I took a taste of my sample and trashed the rest.
Drinking is optional and the race begins with everyone drinking to start the race. Our course took us through downtown Cincinnati and allowed for lots of great people watching.
The beer station stops also did supply water which I took full advantage of.
The creative costumes were so intersting to see along the course.
I’m happy to say I tapped into my inner superhero and slogged across the finish line without walking. It wasn’t fast but I was determined to run the whole race.
When we finished our race, we received a medal that doubles as a bottle opener, a larger cup of beer and a sandwich from Jimmy John’s.
Our race finished at The Banks in Cincinnati which offers a lot of great resturants and bars. A lot of runners continued on their afternoon at a few more venues and enjoyed a celebratory picture by the photo area.
This race has a bunch of extremes. Some people were still in it to win it and others would be lucky if they found and crossed the finish line. I really enjoyed an excuse to dress silly and people watch. A local charity also will benefit from the race too.
You can find out more about Tap n’ Run from their website.
Disclosure: I was given complimentary entries for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
I’ve tried a mud run, a color run, a Halloween run, half marathon and a sprint triathlon along with a few regular 5k’s. So basically, I’m a sucker for a theme or a challenge. I got a new challenge to try the upcoming Tap n’ Run race in Cincinnati on Saturday, June 1st. I’m not even a big fan of beer but I do enjoy any excuse to run a fun run. The people watching alone at fun runs makes it worth it.
Here is more about the race from their organizers.
Tap ‘N’ Run is all about friends and teams, hilarious costumes and amusing group concepts, responsible entertainment and leave-the-kids-at-home-and-let-off-some steam. Tap ‘N’ Run is about drinking beer and having a ridiculously good time!
Tap ‘N’ Run 4K combines participants’ love of beer and running for a unique “one of a kind” run/walk race totaling 2.4 miles over the Purple People Bridge and by both Reds and Bangles stadiums. Participants are encouraged to dress in costumes and run with teams, friends and family of legal drinking age. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit the local charity, The Cincinnati Sport Corporation.
A lot of 5k races that I’ve been on reward you with a beer at the end. This one does that … and also switches it up the course by beer stations along the course. Each participant also receives a sweet finisher’s medal (that doubles as a bottle opener) and a race T Shirt.
You can join the adventure and save $5 by using the discount code”ADVENTURETAPS” when you register.
On-line registration will close at 11:59pm on Friday, May 31st. You may register after that date at the Packet Pick-up location until 1:30pm on Saturday, June 1. The location for Packet Pick-up will be announced in the near future.
You can learn more about Tap N’ Run Cincinnati from their website.
Tap N’ Run Cincinnati
2pm on Saturday, June 1st.
200 E. 3rd St.
Cincinnati, OH 41071
Disclosure: I was given complementary entries for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
There are some experiences that you try just for the fun of it. The Color Me RAD race was one of those for me. It was a good excuse the visit family and friends when my friend shared a deal on Cincysavers.com for the race. After doing a mud run already, this seemed like a great contrast.