Disclaimer: Color Me Rad provided me and the #TampaTrio registrations to the event.
The kids and I have done quite a few color themed runs together. They are super fun and such a great way to be active together and #pushawaythescreen.
Having done as many races as we have we've learned a few things along the way, and I'm here today to share our top 5 tips to having FUN with kids while participating in a color run!
My kids love to be silly and aren't afraid to get out there and shake their groove thing!! Ronin is on stage showing off his best dance moves, while Ella is on stage with the hulu-hoop. Haley is in the front of the stage cheering them on. Just chill out and let the kids be kids. If you arrive early enough you won't be stressed out by time constraints.
- ARRIVE EARLY for the pre-party!! Your kids will love the opportunity to get colorful before the race even starts!!
- PROTECTIVE GEAR!! If you think that the color might bother your little runner's then by all means let them wear protective gear! We do goggles or sunglasses to protect the eyes, and bandanas to help prevent them from ingesting too much color.
- LET THE KIDS SET THE PACE!! You know your kids, and you know what they are capable of. This is NOT the race (in my honest opinion) to go out and set a PR. This is a race to go out and HAVE fun. Let the kids decide when and how fast they will run. Maybe they won't want to run at all. Be okay with that. Maybe they'll want to run and you don't, that's okay too! Just have the discussion in advance, set up a plan, and chill out! My girls wanted to walk, my son wanted to run. Fine with me. We set up a plan. Ronin would wait for me at each color station, we'd get colorful together, and then he'd go off on his own, and repeat, repeat, repeat.
- COLOR!! Let the kids decide how much color they want!! Seriously, it's just color. It will wash out (eventually!!) Just brush them off with a towel before they get in the car, and shower when they get home! NO BIG DEAL!
There is seriously NOTHING BETTER than watching your kids be active and HAVING FUN while doing it. The smiles on their faces makes it all worth it.
Have you done a color themed run with your kids? Any tips to making it MORE fun??