Saturday morning me and mine and my sister and hers all got up at the you-know-what of dawn and went to Color Me Rad. Our (8 between us) kids ranged from her 3 year old twins to my 20 year old, we were quite the rag tag assortment.
We were a little late (we have a rep to keep up) and it was a wee bit warm but there was a nice breeze, they were handing out plenty of water, and we had a blast. I think the kids favorite part is that they were not only allowed to get dirty, they were allowed to get OTHER people dirty. The twins were rubbing their hands in the colored powder on the ground and then on peoples shirts, pre-school heaven.
Here’s our running crew. Needless to say we did a whole lot of walking and trading the wee ones back and forth; they walked, ran and hitched rides at will. The run was on the fairgrounds so we didn’t feel uncomfortable letting the older ones run ahead of us. No cars and nowhere to get lost!
As much as I’d love for these fun runs to instill a love of running in the kids you really can’t say what will happen. But I can say that events like this are a great way to spend the day as a family, get away from computers, and make great memories. And my kids have all of their race bibs pinned to their wall. I didn’t suggest it, so it makes me happy to see that they are proud of them.
And seriously, who couldn’t use a little more boom, a little more rad, and a little more color in their day?
The family that plays together… probably bickers all the way there and back, but whatever. How about you, what do you and your family like to do together?
Disclosure: I received race entries in exchange for posting about Color Me Rad.