The Color Run Chicago: 2016 Tropicolor Tour

Summer 16' has been crazy busy, full of adventure and COLORFUL. One highlight was participating in my very first color run with one of my best friends. 

The Color Run's 2016 Tropicolor Tour stopped at Grant Park this past June. The event was full of fun photo ops, an even better goodie bag - I especially like the sparkly HAPPY temporary tattoo that came in it - and a colorful course. Did I mention that a person dressed up in a unicorn costume - Runi the Runicorn - greeted each corral at the Start line?

This year's Tropicolor Tour gave runners a 5k vacation in their city. New features included tropical scented powders, inflatable palm trees and lots of bright color.

The 5k course wrapped around Grant Park, creating an easy, yet fun experience. Volunteers threw powder in the air at different color stations leaving a rainbow on each runner by the time they reached the Finish line. 

The best part about The Color Run 5k was that it was a fun run. Bibs were not chipped and time was not taken into account on the course. The experience was all about enjoying the #Happiest5k on Earth with friends, family and Runi and Runicorn.

Post-race festivities included live music, more powder throwing, refreshments and prop photo opportunities with Alcatel. This event was a great way to celebrate summer with a friend and enjoy the beautiful city. The company was very well organized and everyone - including the volunteers - seemed to be having the time of their life!

Did you know that the same creators as The Color Run are also responsible for Soul Pose, a blacklight yoga experience coming to Chicago this coming October? Read my recent post about the event to discover 3 reasons why you should attend the Happiest Yoga on the Planet. Register early and receive $5 off with my promo code POSECHIC2!


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  2. You look like you're having fun.

  3. I love this race! It looks like so much fun!

  4. Looks like you had lot of fun . This event sounds like a lot of fun

  5. This is fun. Have to try one someday.

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