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Color Me Rad: The brighter 5K (discount code included!)


About a month ago, I was set to do my first ever color run when I had a sudden anxiety attack that prevented me from going. I was so bummed. And I knew I definitely wanted to sign for another one sometime soon.

It was kismet then when something exciting happened last week. Thanks to my affiliation with Fit Approach as a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I was given the opportunity to apply to be a Color Me Rad Ambassador.

I found out last Tuesday, en route to the Bay Area for a Matchbox Twenty concert, that I’d been accepted!

On Sept. 14, I’ll be in San Jose running one of the many Color Me Rad runs happening across the country. Nine of the events are in California, including an April 19, 2014 race in Sacramento.

The 5K route at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds winds through five color stations where I’ll be “bombed” with green, orange, yellow, pink and purple before finishing.

Here’s a look at the route:

My favorite part of the website information about the San Jose race is the mention of how to get color out of a runner’s “most sensitive areas.”

I’m excited for two reasons:

  1. The timing of the race will be a nice break in my training for the Half Moon Bay International Marathon on Sept. 29. It means I get to do a “fun run” and take some of the pressure off myself for that weekend. I’m always excited for bright spots like this in my training cycle.
  2. I get to share the love of color with my readers. From today (July 29) until Wednesday (July 31) you can register for ANY Color Me Rad run, regardless of the current price or location and receive 20-percent off. Just out in the code “RADFUN” when you register to receive the discounted price.


This video from Color Me Rad’s YouTube page is one of the more detailed color-theme run ones I’ve seen. It’s definitely a party waiting for you to partake in:

The prices for the races are on the inexpensive end … and the discount code makes it even more affordable. It’s a good deal for a fun time. Plus it’s family friendly. You can bring the whole family to participate. Or get together with a group of friends and run.


The organizers are working to raise money for a good, local cause as well. The San Jose event information includes a link to garner funds for the Pacific Autism Center for Education. You can donate to the cause by clicking the Fundly link from the Color Me Rad website.



You can visit the official Color Me Rad website, Facebook page (like it and join the 1.3 million strong that already have),  Twitter account, YouTube page or Instagram account to learn more about the race and the events hosted in your area. The locations for Color Me Rad runs cover the entire United States and some parts of Canada.

Just don’t deliberate over it for too long. The discount code is only good through Wednesday.

Remember to enter “RADFUN” in the code area for registration to get the discounted rate.


Run with me!

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  • Tori

    I tried the code and it did not work. Please remove from your post.

  • Hi Tori. This post is from last summer. I specified that the code was only good from July 29-July 31 of last year. If you follow Color Me Rad on Facebook, though, there are usually new codes posted there!