This year the “Happiest 5K on the Planet” took on the vibe of a national musical act, hosting events across the United States as “The Kaleidoscope Tour”. Team N3kk1d volunteer captain Steph Ford attended the Grand Rapids event once again, and Sloth was on-hand for photos and videos. Sloth was especially impressed with the MC’s this year, who put on a high-energy show for hours on end and tossed what seemed like an endless supply of free merchandise into the crowd. No wonder the Color Run sold out and booked a second gig on Sunday as well! Check out the video for color-crazed madness and visit the team Facebook page for more news and info.
On the way to Calder Plaza, Heather and Sloth spotted an homage to another wacky 5K in Grand Rapids: the Zombie Run!
Steph and Jessie are ready to rock the kaleidoscope tour!
Flags were raised high and proud this year with “shout-outs” to tour sponsors
Time to loosen up those muscles with some pre-run zumba!
Heather takes a peek into the heart of the tour
And they’re off!
Runners prepare to get yellow-ized
Breathe through your nose, everyone!
The purple color station this year was hosted by a group from the Van Andel Institute, complete with their own t-shirts raising awareness for cancer research
Purple Haze was in my brain… lately things don’t seem the same…
Grab some from the ground… getting pelted is not enough!
“All right, Dad… I know purple is your favorite color, but enough photos already!”
A view from Michigan Avenue
Back at Calder Plaza, the party was just getting started with dance music, unicorns, and bubble machines
“We made it!”
For being an “innocent by-stander”, Heather looks more colorful than our registered runners!
Who brought in water guns? Look out, everyone!
It’s a color-pacalypse! Glad I’m not the clean-up crew…
“Okay… I’ve had fun, but it’s time to go.”
The ladies compare photos and notes at the Hop Cat during post-race food and beer
“We may be the Red Red Winos, but this beer is damn tasty!”