After seeing how much fun Lauren (aka Salt) had as an ambassador for the Color Run in Baltimore, I knew I had to get in on that action. After emailing the company and filling out an application, I was asked to be an “elite” ambassador (I have no idea if there are different levels of ambassador, but hooray for being elite!)
This is exciting for multiple reasons. First of all, I get a discount code to share with all of you cool cats (although it’s only for the Burlington, VT event…COME VISIT ME!). Second, this is an event that I LOVE and love to promote. The Color Run Boston in 2012 was my first race ever, and it’s what really lit a fire under my butt for running and racing. It’s fun, low-pressure, and accessible for EVERYONE regardless of age or ability. Wanna run it? Great. Wanna walk it? Awesome. Wanna skip or hula hoop the whole thing? Rock on with ya bad self!
Before becoming an ambassador, I had already convinced 5 or so ladies from my office to form a team and register–one of whom has never done a 5k before ever. I’m so excited that her first experience will be the Color Run, and even more excited that all participants receive medals this year. What better way to commemorate her first race than with some bling?
The Burlington Vermont Color Run 5k event takes place on September 26. If you’d like to join me there, use the code BUR5 for $5 off your registration!
Have you ever participated in The Color Run?