Disclosure: I was provided with free entry in exchange for promoting this race.
If you’re looking for a little motivational kick in the rear to get up and move, I’ve got an idea for you: Sign up for a 5K. Specifically, check out Run or Dye™ Detroit, coming to suburb Hazel Park on September 14, 2013.
First of all, you do not need to be a trained runner to complete this race — this is for FUN. But man! What a fun excuse to get together with friends, feel healthy and get sprayed in color to look like a crazy person. I honestly can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning…This race is going to be a HOOT!
Even if you’ve never run or walked a 5K, I encourage you to sign-up today. Believe me: The race environment is such a mood booster. You won’t be able to quit smiling all day — I promise you.
Here’s a bit about the race from the website:
RULES TO DYE BY:
- FIRST RULE: Don’t worry – be Happy! Run or Dye™ is for everyone. No need to worry about if you are too fast, too slow, too old, too young…or too sexy! Just come experience the magic of the most colorful 5K this world has to offer!
- SECOND RULE: You are your own canvas™ - Wearing all white may show off the color – or get costume-CRAZYwearing that old wedding dress, 80′s leg warmers – or those snakeskin pajamas. See you at the starting line!
- LAST RULE: Get ready to DYE and go to Heaven! At every kilometer along the way, Our Color Crew™ will administer Random Acts of Color™ with total efficiency. (HINT: we love subliminal messages such as begging and pleading, striking that pose that makes us all uncomfortable, or dancing like a maniac. These are all code for ”HIT ME WITH COLOR!”)
My friend Metro Detroit Mommy hooked me up with the kind folks behind the race for a $10 off coupon code. Just enter RACEORDYE at checkout. Additionally, I’ve created a team that is open and all are welcome to join! Just search for Michigan Bloggers United and join me and some other rockin’ bloggers. Plus, joining our team makes the race, which include a T-shirt, just $23 and some change. Totally affordable in comparison to other fun runs
P.S. If you do want to train and run it, I HIGHLY suggest the Couch-to-5K running plan/app. It’s awesome.
Hope to see you all on race day!