Seeing the popularity of the colour runs this year, it seemed like a good idea to give one a go. A little late in the year, we managed to book into the Run or Dye event in Southampton this October.
It is a non-timed event and aimed at the masses. You can run or walk and fancy dress is encouraged. The course was under 5k and the rain held off for our wave. We ran in a group of 5 of mixed running abilities.
On registration you get a goody bag that contains a t-shirt, a colourful band, some paint and skin transfer (old school!).
The event wasn’t too strict on starting times; there was a bit of waiting around while they got the crowd ready and gave away merchandise. We were in the first wave and just took an easy stride round the course. It wasn’t long before we were being covered in paint powder and looking like interesting shaped rainbows.
A good fun race. Non competitive and even manageable by one of our group who had a hangover.