|Pumped-up running kicks, old and new.|
Looking forward to breaking in those
new, bright-blue babies.
When I tell people I’m a runner, I’m inclined to put it quotes. Maybe air quotes. And italics.
I’m a “runner” more than a runner, I think. I’m not a terribly fast or long distance runner, and sometimes not a very frequent runner, either (more on that in just a sec). But a runner (or “runner,” as it were.) all the same.
I’ve run a few 5Ks in my time, and I love it—my goal is to run the half marathon at the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon next year, so it’s time my on-again/off-again running starts to get serious. And I was getting serious when two things happened:
- I was invited to promote the Run or Dye 5K in OKC on July 26th.
... and ...
- I had an MRI for something gone wrong with my knee.
The Run or Dye 5K will be held Saturday, July 26 in the Dead Woods Haunted Forest (just north of the Turner Turnpike in Luther). More than your average 5K, this color run features colorful interaction—as you walk or run the course, you’re going to be showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based powdered dye at every kilometer—and participants are encouraged to dress in costume and really cheese it up.
Still not sure? Here are some fun facts about the Run or Dye 5K:
- Everyone can participate—couch potato to elite athlete.
- Wear light colors so the color you collect along the course is really highlighted--or wear costumes to show off your personality.
- Kids are welcome to participate—those 6 and under are free with their parent.
- The dye is designed to wash out, but maybe don’t wear something you don’t want to risk.
- Register with the code BLOGOKC and you get $5 off your registration until July 18! If you register with a team, you get additional discounts and the earlier you register, the more you save.
- You can connect with a giant online community before the race: follow @RunorDye on Twitter, join the Run or Dye OKC Facebook event, "like" the Facebook page, follow them on Instagram, Pinterest & Tumblr, watch the videos on YouTube, add them to your Google+ circles.
I mean really, what's not to like? A 5K that's also a trail run and a giant party. I sure hope to see you there!
Disclaimer: I was asked to participate in the promotion of the Run or Dye OKC 5K in exchange for race admission. At no time was I told what to write. All opinions discussed in this post are my own because my opinions are not for sale.