So yesterday Wilson and I went to our first ever Color Vibe 5K in Morris Plains! It was super fun despite having to wait for an ungodly amount of time to get into their off site parking lot and then get shuttled to Central Park of Morris Plains. We waited in line to get parking, although saw a whole lot of people parking in the Shop Rite parking lot nearby and walking over, or driving in the other more empty lane only to try to cut in at the front. It was pretty aggravating..but I digress. 😒👎🚗
When we finally parked, we had to wait in line for the shuttle buses. It was pretty interesting seeing the different outfits some runners wore, some sported tutus, others plain white tees like us, or some in full neon garb!
It was at this time that we dug out our race bibs and pinned them to our shirts. Clean white tshirts! But not for long haha 😂
Once we got there, people were already throwing color on themselves and their friends. We joined in and got plenty on each other! Once the run started, there were stations throughout the course where volunteers would throw color at us!
Here’s the blue station! It was actually a little harder to run than we thought, as the course was a little more narrow with a lot of traffic going through. Not that we complained because both of us are not really runners anyway, haha! We did jog a little at times just to feel better though 😅
This is us fully pelted in color and at the finish line! 😀
The Color Vibe 5K was truly a great experience–a great family friendly run with a lot of people who were really nice and fun, and in general helpted to create a positive atmosphere. The myriad of bright colors flying through the air and on every surface seemed like we were inside a painting! We became human canvases! The feeling of a large group of happy people, from children and families, to teens, adults and seniors, all decked out in color, smiling, laughing and not being afraid of a little mess, was so invigorating and inspiring. I’m so glad we signed up for the event and we’ll remember it for years to come. Luckily it all washed out pretty easily afterwards 😅
Here’s a little video of our experience! Tried my hand at making my first video ever, and used the iMovie app on my phone 😃🎞📽
2016 Color Vibe 5K video
Until next time!