February 2, 2014

Color Me Rad 5K Details + Giveaway

The Color Me Rad 5K is back and word on the street is, it’s radder than ever.

rad raceWhat makes a 5K rad? Atmosphere. No one is out there to win a race (except maybe that one guy); everyone is there to have fun. And get messy.

Color Me Rad is April 26 beginning at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The first wave at 9 a.m. is sold out; wave 2 is at 9:15 a.m. It’s a very flat course.

That’s the wave you’ll find me and Farley in. That’s right, my race buddy is 4. It’s that kind of 5K- no pressure to set a PR. I think he’ll have a blast!

I did it two years ago with a group.

My sister and her husband invited Mr. Wonderful and I to be on their team two years ago. That was our first time doing a race where volunteers threw things at us.

My sister and her husband invited Mr. Wonderful and I to be on their team two years ago. That was our first time doing a race where volunteers threw things at us.

I was expecting to run most of it, but turns out everyone likes to linger at the color bomb stations, getting as multi-hued as possible. Knowing what I know now, I’m tossing my competitive streak aside and just looking forward to seeing my son finish his first 5K.

If that sounds like fun to you, I’ve got a totally rad giveaway for you!

One winner will receive two entries into the April 26 Color Me Rad race! That’s a $70+value*!

Just enter the Rafflecopter entry form, put on your favorite sweatband and cross your fingers. A random name will be drawn on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 11:59 p.m. I’ll let the winner know how to get his or her free passes by email.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Early bird registrants pay $35 until Feb. 28 and then it goes up from there. However, I’ve got a discount code for you! Use the code Kneehigh5 at checkout and save $5 off – plus you’ll get a pair of Color Me Rad socks. Be the envy of everyone on your block. Like the early bird deadline, this code is only good through Feb. 28.

Thank you to Katie at Yellow Mango Life and the totally awesome organizers of Color Me Rad for providing the two race entries to giveaway and providing complimentary entries for me and Farley!



  1. Did this race a couple years ago and would love to do it again!

  2. Pour some sugar on me! Ha!

  3. Another one bites the dust, Queen

  4. You Give Love a Bad Name — Bon Jovi

  5. sounds good to me.

  6. looks like fun!

  7. Heather Longnecker says

    So looking forward to this!

  8. Kiss- Prince, and Faith- George Michael.

  9. Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot . LOVE LOVE That song!!

  10. Definitely Barracuda by Heart

  11. Jamie Huinker says

    any song by Heart would be playing…

  12. There are so many good 80’s Rock & Pop Songs to run with…Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses…You Might Think I’m Crazy by The Cars…and Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen are just a few of my faves! And of course Eye of the Tiger! 🙂

  13. Any song by michael jackson.

  14. Would love to try this out!

  15. 80’s song? I think it’d be GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN so I’d remember to HAVE FUN!

  16. Definitely the Eye of the Tiger. MIZ! This would be great motivation to actually run this if I won! My daughter would love to run a race with me and I’ve been trying to decide if we could do this one together!

  17. Love color runs – So fun!

  18. Oh, and my 80s running song is probably Toni Basil – Mickey. 🙂

  19. Ashley Vazquez says

    Journey- Don’t Stop Believing. Great motivation! 🙂

  20. Stacy Stutzka says

    Don’t Stop Believing!!

  21. Amber Keller says

    I’ve never ran a 5k but I figure this should be the first since I’m an artist. 80’s song? Hmm… Land Down Under by Men at Work 😉


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