On September 28, I had the wonderful opportunity to run in the Color Vibe 5k of Charleston, WV, supporting the Special Olympics. I ran by myself and still had some great interactions and a really fun time with my husband and daughter afterwards.
The Color Vibe goes all throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. If you sign up beforehand, it only costs $40 including a shirt, sunglasses and color packets, and even if you wait until the day of, it’s just an extra $10.
The Color Vibe benefits different local charities and non-profit organizations in each city. The only wishy-washy thing I can come up with for this run is that there’s no set percentage of proceeds I can find that go to the charities or organizations the Color Vibe teams up with. Everything I’ve read says that a fairly small percentage of the proceeds actually go to the charity partner. On a positive note, a percentage (whatever it may be) does go to the charity partner, and this particular 5k is a simple, fun, colorful run for all ages and types of people.
I would highly encourage those who are looking to have a good time or who are just starting out to participate in a Color Vibe 5k closest to you. It’s well worth it, and my family had a great time.
You can visit the Color Vibe website here, and below are some pictures of our experience at the Color Vibe in Charleston!