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Maybe I’m just behind the times, but back in the day a 5K was just a race where you show up and run. Now it’s all about running and having fun!  One of my favorite 5K runs I’ve seen lately is The Color Run 2013… It’s said to be the happiest 5K on the planet!

The Color Run is a unique race that celebrates individuality, healthiness, happiness and giving back to the community.  The focus of the race isn’t on how fast you can run a mile, in fact, the race isn’t even timed.  When you get to the Finish Line, there’s a huge “Color Festival” with even more colors to get all over your white t-shirt.

You probably think people are crazy for wanting to have color cornstarch thrown on them, but it’s a fun way to mix up your normal run routine.   The color is completely safe!  It’s made from corn starch, so you could even eat it if you wanted (I wouldn’t suggest eating it, though).

60% of The Color Run racers are entering a 5K for the first time.  It’s a great way to promote healthy living for folks who don’t normally do races and a fun way to treat yourself if your goal is to be able to run the race.  Their focus is also to give back to every city they have a race in.  Last year they raised money for over 60 local and national charities around the country.

Grab a few friends or even get your kids involved because the ages of racers range anywhere from 2-80.  It’s an awesome way to celebrate the beautiful weather this Spring and Summer.  When you register in a team of 4 or more, your tickets are $5 cheaper.

Pair it with the $5 off coupon code COLOR5OFF and you’ll get $10 off!  The code does not guarantee you a spot in the race and you need to make sure your city isn’t sold out, so go ahead and find your city and sign up.

If you don’t have anyone to run with, then sign up and join me for the Augusta GA race at 9 am!!  It will be my very first 5K…

The Color Run Giveaway // Southern Savers

The Giveaway:

2 Southern Savers readers are going to win 2 FREE entries each to the Color Run for a city that is not already sold out.

To Enter:

Leave a comment below telling me who you want to take with you to get color thrown on you.

This giveaway is sponsored by The Color Run, but all opinions are 100% mine.

The winners of this giveaway will be chosen and posted to the Giveaway Winners Page Friday, 6/7.

    • I’ll enter. I’m a runner but I’ve never done an untimed run like this, and with finances, I just can’t afford to race as much (I am sponsored by a store, so I get some for free at least).

      I think if I did this run I’d take my friend Nadine because she’s done 2 5Ks and really has improved and gotten into running in the past few months. I bet she’d like it too, mini road trip!

    • Liz Minne

      I’d love to run this race with my boyfriend, Chris, when the race comes back to Atlanta in the fall. It is a little out of my price range, but it looks like a lot of fun!

    • Esther Gosnell

      my sister-in-law! This is on our bucket list!

    • Alyssa

      I’d honestly love to take all of my friends. If I had to pick one person though I would take my boyfriend :)

    • Paula

      I would run with my son in Greenville. We’ve never done a 5K and it would be our first. He is just starting to run and I need to start. It would be a great motivator to get prepared for this.

    • Jennifer Coleman

      I would take my Fiancee. We did the color run a couple of months ago to celebrate my 140lb weight loss.

    • JCS311

      I would do this with my 7 year old son. It would be perfect and he would get so much joy out of it ! It would be fun to do together.

    • Stephanie Davis

      I’d love to run with my husband. It’s our five year anniversary today, and he’s an awesome runner. He’s been asking me to run with him for years now, and this would be a great reason to start!

    • Kristen

      I would take my daughter, we have been wanting to try this :)

    • Angel

      I would run with my mom!

    • Rene Miller

      they are coming to columbia in october and i would take my best friend and my son.

    • Rene Miller

      they are coming to columbia in october and i would take my best friend and my son.

    • Amy Williams

      My sister Ashley!

    • melissa

      I would love to run this with my daughter. She just started running and it would be a great incentive/goal!

    • uncgirl

      I would take my dear friend in celebration of us beginning to run together two years ago and having already completed our first half marathon and sprint triathalons!

    • kristi

      I am doing it for SC, in a wheelchair :) me and my friends are going to support the charities. I have Katrina, My lil boy Kyler, my mom and like 12 other friends I am so excited :)

    • Leigh

      I’d take my 9 year old daughter. She would love it :)

    • Amber Gibson Swan

      My best friend and I have been wanting to run a color run for a while now but we’ve never had one close to our town. Finally they are coming in September to the town next to ours! We are so excited to run a color run!

    • Kelly Shackelford

      I would take my trainer! Our first 5k together!

    • tracy

      I would take my husband. He ran his first 5k in April and I want to keep him running.

    • Jennifer Strickland

      I’m going to take my mom! She’s my motivation to run so I think it would be a blast for us to do it together! Look out, Raleigh!!

    • Denise

      I would take my son. I think it would be a fun thing to do together.

    • Lorena

      I would take my husband. He’s been saying he wants to run a 5K with me, but hasn’t yet. This way he would have to!

    • Jessica

      I would go with my girlfriends. My yearly goal lists has five 5ks on it and this is going to be my first one. Yay!!

    • Kathy

      I want to take my daughters and daughters-in-law.

    • I would take my husband. He needs a good stress reliever and I think a whole lot of messiness mixed with some endorphins is the way to go!

    • Monica

      I’d love to take my friend DeAnn!

    • auwareagle90

      I would take my 9 year old son – what a fun memory to make together!

    • gina

      I would take my walking buddy, Christy! We have been at this for a year now and through hard times and busy schedules we have finally picked the Color Run as our first 5k! Through this last year I could not have made it without her! When we walk/jog we get to let out the stress of our week, and it makes the workout much more pleasant.

    • Lisa

      I would take my husband. We have done 2 runs together. It is a healthy fun date night.

    • Amber

      I want to take my husband! We started running about a year ago and it’s been a blast!

    • Megan Osborn

      I would take my mom and my friends. I’m loving all the fun 5Ks but I’ve yet to do one!

    • Megan Osborn

      I would take my mom and my friends. I’m loving all the fun 5Ks but I’ve yet to do one!

    • Alexis Lapre

      I would take my friend Alexa

    • bolton1

      I want to take my good friend Julie!

    • Michelle

      I’d take my daughter!

    • Ashley M.

      I want to take my fiance. We did our first 5K, the Muddy Duck Dash, in Gainesville last April and had so much fun! It would be hilarious to see him covered in pink paint!

    • Carly aka Saving Cents

      I would take my husband! Fun fun!

    • sonia b

      I’d run with my HUbby!

    • megan

      i’d love to do this with my husband!

    • Love2Run

      Would love to do this race with my Hubby!

    • Didy Celia Chaparro

      I want to take my son he wants to do this. when they did it in Charlotte he was not able to get in with his friends. so would love for him & his friends to be able to do this.

    • Candy

      My husband and I are new at this whole running thing, hes doing it to support me:) So….I would take him:)

    • Brandi

      I will take my 13 year old daughter! Since she hit the teens we don’t spend enough time together and I think this would be lots of fun for us. :)

    • misty99

      I would take my sister in law, We have wanted to do this race for the last couple of years.

    • Kendra Forgacs

      I would take my friend Amy because she wants to do her first 5K sometime this year!

    • Mandy

      My daughter :)

    • Sheila

      My daughter dd it with a friend and loved it. This time I am doing it with my 3 girls!! It is soooo much fun!

    • Travel_Junkie

      I would take my 8 year old son. He just ran his first 5K last month and rocked it out. Now he wants me to join him in one since I’ve never done it. The Color Run would be perfect for us!

    • alemos

      I would take my daughter who has helped me to lose 15 lbs in the last 3 months.

    • ragen

      My bff

    • daisy

      my bestie bc we are there to encourage each other no matter how rough things get.

    • Lisa

      My 8 yr old daughter is running with me in Birmingham! We haven’t signed up yet

    • Debbie

      My daughters.

    • Cathy Santamarina

      this would be my first 5k i want to do it with my little sister have been looking at this one for a while! we have vowed to live a healthier lifestyle since january

    • Mary Heather Clarin

      my husband and best couple friends are planning to do Memphis this october – I would love to win!

    • Lisa M

      I’d take my husband and son!

    • Annette K

      I would take my daughters! They would love it!!!

    • savyredhead

      I’d take my sister, her boyfriend, and my husband.

    • Awhit611

      I would take my sister! i have been trying to get her to start running for exercise and I know this would really help her to get a start on that and have fun too!

    • Alex

      I would take a friend!! We were just talking the other day about signing up for the Huntington race!!

    • Angel

      I would take my Hubby and would probably also buy a ticket for my 8yr old bc that is something he would love to do. Pus he has more energy so he would probably help with getting through it since we don’t run but I have been wanting to do this, so I guess its a good time to start :)

    • Susan

      I would take my daughters with me! There all about the colorful paint and we love 5k’s!

    • Amanda

      So fun! I’d take a friend..not sure who yet :)

    • JenJenJen

      I would take my 2 year old daughter and my husband. This is a great way to give back to the community and stay healthy! Plus, the Miami stop is not sold out yet!

    • mansnooks

      I would take my friend Beth. We have been running for 3 months and have talked about participating in the Color Run! This will be our first 5K.

    • Elizabeth

      Splash some color on me and my husband!

    • Amy

      I’m already planning to go to the one in Atlanta in September (just did the one back in April, which was soooo much fun) and would take my friend Sara.

    • Danny Hendrix

      Let me be the first to say I’d run with my wife!

    • David

      I’d take my wife with me!

    • Sarah

      I’d take one of my coworkers that is into running

    • jessiL

      I did the color run last year and it was amazing! It was fun and there was people in all shapes and sizes. It really was fun and my 1st 5k!

    • JKLong

      my wife would love to run with me!

    • christina

      my 6 year old daughter has recently gotten into running with me!! she would love this =)

    • erin j

      I would take my sister!

    • StephanieB

      My husband and I have never run a 5K (separate or together) and would love to do the Color Run. I just missed the Groupon, sop this would be perfect! Cheers!

    • Caley

      I would take both of my sisters with me :)

    • Rebecca marlowe

      Me, my sister and brother. First 5k for my sister and I.

    • Kate

      I would take my son. What a fun experience to have together! I have been wanting to do this for a while!

    • Cassie

      I’d take my sister :)

    • knoxmom

      My daughter, she is a inspiration for me to get healthy!

    • Lauren

      I would take my boyfriend. He’s quite the runner, and I’m trying to get into it more. This would actually make it enjoyable for me!

    • cbachmann

      I would take my husband Dave!!

    • Cristy Moulton Stockman

      I would take my running buddy Andrea we cant wait to do one of these :)

    • Rebecca

      I would take my husband! He is a very serious runner and it would be fun to see him all colored up! :)

    • Sue

      my hubby

    • Susan R

      My Husband!! He will leave me in the dust but it would be fun!

    • Court

      My son! This would be our first run and we live in Augusta!!

    • Michelle

      My best friend, she got me running and we have never been able to run together we live 8 hrs apart and they have one in the middle where we could meet up together and have a girls weekend…..yay

    • Nan Holmes McGregor

      With my college roommate… Amanda!

    • Jennifer Stone Simmons

      I would take my dad! He is a runner and would love it!

    • Lauren Peach

      I’m gonna take my daddy! We love spending time and running races together. He recently had some health issues and is ready to get back with it. What motivation!

    • Megan

      I would take my friend Erin! We’ve run 5k’s together before and have a blast!

    • laroyal06

      I want to take my boyfriend with me.

    • Dana

      I would take my ever willing cheerleader, my nephew Kyle! That aside I highly recommend the color run… It was the first 5k I ever did and so much fun=}

    • Kara Williamson

      I would take my best friend with me. She lives on the other side of the state and I don’t see her as often as I’d like.

    • Courtney

      My hubby!! We love to do things like this together =)

    • Charline

      My best friend since Girl Scout camp. We’re always looking for a silly good time!

    • Nikki M.

      I would take my son. He’s 15 & loves to run!!

    • EgyptLyn

      My Daughter in Law just did a Color Run in NJ this year and she said it really was so much fun!! Good Luck and have FUN!!!

    • JulsB20

      I’d take my hubby because we haven’t run a 5K together yet

    • Sabrina

      I would take my niece who has been helping me get fit, the event is going to be held in my city(el Paso) and I would love to have set my goal to being able to take part in the my first run

    • shulls

      I would take my best friend from high school because we have lived far away from each other for the past 6 years and don’t get to see each other very often. This would be a fun event to meet up for in Raleigh and have a girls weekend.

    • Jimandter

      Would you believe I printed out the “Couch to 5K” plan today so that I can start tomorrow?! I think I’d take my hubby who could help drag/carry/shove me to the end! :)

    • Jennifer Gray

      My Best Friend Erin Saalwaetcher! My husband, her and I all started work the same day. That was 14 years ago almost to the day. Last year she convinced me to start working out with her. And then she convinced me to start running! She is the BESTEST workout partner ever and she is absoluteliest the bestest friend a girl could have!

    • The color run is SO MUCH FUN!! Color everywhere! I’d love to take my best friend who is moving to Charlotte. There’s a race up there and we’d love to do it in her new city!

    • Crystal

      Wanting to run(walk!) with my new 5 month old strapped to my chest!

    • Caitlin bonesteel

      I want to take my sister! We did a color run last year and it was such inspiration to start running with no judging!

    • disqus_kAycNRDaRf

      i d love to come and run never seen this before looks so much fun and i d drag my boyfriend or best friend with me as i live in Ireland id love to come
      see how its done

    • julie

      I haven’t done a color run yet and it sounds so much fun. I would want to take my running buddy and good friend, Deanna with me.

    • Amanda Bailey

      My husband and I would go and we would take our little boys. They love painting and getting paint on them. And with them
      Both being autistic it would be nice to do something they should enjoy. We would live to go to the Richmond, va race!

    • Carrie Brown

      I would love to take my 14 year old stepdaughter who has taken a step for a healthier lifestyle change for her future. She is an amazingly talented kid & I know she would have a blast!

    • Christel

      I have not done a color run before my my daughter and I have been wanting to do one. She is 13 and has never ran a 5k before and this would be a good way to show her how much fun it can be!

    • jenichthus

      I would take my 4-year-old son. I hate to run. My knees are awful. I have several family members, though, who are runners and love the Color Run. Reading your post just makes me think how much fun my little boy would have running this and feeling like he was in a “race” like his uncle, aunts, and cousins. I usually tell people that I only run when someone is chasing me…but I would run for him.

    • Dana

      I will take my nine-year-old son….he loves to run and when I ran it this spring I was thinking of him the whole time. It really is a fun run with a great celebration at the end!

    • Ann Moore

      I would like to take my daughter who is 8. It would be so much fun!

    • Amanda Graham

      My bestie!

    • Matthew Haynes

      I would like to take my fiance and her oldest daughter. This will be my first 5K! Looking foward to the Birmingham run!!

    • Ashley

      I would take my sister Angela , we use it as a motivational tool to stay in shape!

    • Jeanine W.

      I would like to run this with my husband! Running is something we both have in common…in fact, it has become our favorite “date” years into our marriage. We’ve never run a Color Run and it sounds like a very fun running “date”! :)

    • Molly M.

      I would take my 8 year old son. He is always saying “Mom, play with me.” This would be the ultimate playground!

    • Robin

      I would take my friend Katie who made me run a glow run. I ended up falling and skinning my entire leg. I know this isn’t dangerous but it is payback time! I would love to attack her with colors!!

    • clenington

      My husband and two sons!

    • j carrigan

      My running buddy!

    • Leslie

      I’d love to do this race with my 16 year old daughter. What a fun experience! We are about to start training for a Warrior Dash!

    • Ashley P

      My pal KT!

    • Cathy

      I would love to take my husband, who is supportive of the monthly 5Ks I try to run!

    • tinascott2005

      My 8 year old daughter has been begging me to take her running, so I’d take her. She’d love it!

    • heather

      I would take my hubby and 2 girls with me.

    • tonya

      My friend Becky & I have recently completed our first 2 5k’s. We would love to participate in a color run!

    • Marie Johnson

      I want to inspire and fulfill my friend Necole’s desire to complete a 5k. This sounds like the perfect and fun way to achieve her goal because I know she can do it!

    • wendyof

      My husband! We would have so much fun.

    • Misses GIveaways

      I would love to go with my husband

    • Tiffany

      I would run with a friend. We recently started running and yoga. We have never run a marathon and this would be a great start.

    • April V

      I would be taking my daughter!

    • Kim

      I would take my cousin. She’s just started running and we have ran 1 5k together.

    • jennifer dalrymple

      I will take my mom and daughter. We will have 3 generations in the race

    • Jessica

      My brother!

    • Natasha Boes

      I, Natasha Boes, would like to take my best friend Emily! I’ve been training for a half a marathon, and i’ve never even been in a marathon! I feel like this color run will give me the boost I need! I’m so excited to have this new and exciting experience! I hope that you pick my friend and I because i’m a real college student looking to live the college life to the fullest and to create memories i’ll never forget! Thank you!

    • Sarah

      I would take my 6 year old son and my boyfriend with me. My boyfriend is a runner and I am trying to get into it. He and my son recently ran in a race to remember fallen police officers.

    • Desiree

      I wanna run with my mom, we both started a couch to 5k program a few weeks ago and will be running our 1st 5k on June 12th!

    • Crystal

      I want to take one of my best friends with me as we just started running are looking forward to our first 5k soon!!

    • JenB33

      I would take my sister with me to the race in Birmingham. I did the Color Run for the first time last year and it was a blast. I had, what felt like, the best shower of my life when I finally got back home from the run :)

    • JenB33

      I would take my sister with me to the race in Birmingham. I did the Color Run for the first time last year and it was a blast. I had, what felt like, the best shower of my life when I finally got back home from the run :)

    • marlaina

      I would take my daughter Madeline for doing so great on her schoolwork this year!

    • JessieC

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    • vickied

      MN colorrun – I have a couple of friends that would really like to do this I think it would be great fun

    • christinac

      I want to take my little sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters cause it would be the first 5k for both of us and a big confidence booster

    • christinac

      I want to take my little sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters cause it would be the first 5k for both of us and a big confidence booster

    • Jmoss1820

      I would take my running partner & friend with me! Would love to win tickets for the bham race!!

    • Melissa Anne Majkut

      I would take my dear friend and art teacher, Shae Shields <3 It would be GREAT to win two spaces for TEAM KALIDASCOPE!

    • ajawee83

      I would give the two tickets to my sis and one of her friends.

    • Tina Brown

      I love color! I have always wanted to do this race but haven’t because it is always more expensive than other 5k’s. I would take my best friend Emily who has helped me get through grad school!

    • Tina Brown

      I love color! I have always wanted to do this race but haven’t because it is more expensive than other 5ks! I would take my best friend Emily who has helped me grow as a person and helped me get through grad school!

    • Tracy

      I would love to take me daughter with me. She’s just graduated from college and I don’t know how many more opportunities we’ll have to do things together before she begins her “grown up” life. :)

    • Heather

      I would take my son with me…our first race together

    • Erin F.

      I would love to win tickets and I would take my best friend with me!

    • Mamaberry

      Oh how fun!! My husband has run many races over the last 5 years, but I always stand on the sidelines with all (FOUR) kids. Would be so fun to get a couple tickets to lessen the price so we could ALL go!! Yeah!

    • Emily R.

      My husband’s not much of a runner, so if he didn’t want to go, I’d take a friend of mine.

    • Alissabeth

      I’d give the tickets to my husband and his friend. Without the help of the friend, he wouldn’t have had much motivation to lose his first 20 lbs of his goal! Who knows though, maybe by the Sept date of our closest even it could be him and me!

    • mindy

      I would loooove to go run with my friend. She’s the only one I really talk to when I’m away at school; even though we’re located on opposite ends of the country. I think that the color run is the perfect way to kick start my fitness goals for this summer! :)

    • Monique M.

      I would love to win this and take my 8 year old daughter with me. I have been in several 5k’s and she has begged to go along. This would be the perfect family friendly 5k that she could enjoy!!

    • Courtney

      My husband and 2 of our friends!

    • Jessica

      I want to take my twin sister! we are both going into the Air Force soon and I want to have as many great experiences with her as possible.

    • Terry Carver

      I want to take my daughter with me, I’m a retitred Registered Nurse and my daughter just graduated from Nurses Training. I would also like to take my best friend, Linda Hartzel.

    • erinj

      I’d take my friend Dawn who loves a race with a THEME!

    • Jennifer

      I’d take my friend KT. We ran the color run this past April. It was my first 5k and her 10th. She has inspired me to be healthier and helped me realize a potential in myself I didn’t even think I had. We’ve signed up for two more 5ks this year, but I’d love to surprise her with a revisit to our favorite!

    • Steph89127

      I would take my best friend and husband. We just started doing runs together and we are both really enjoying it!! Plus, I know he’d get a kick out of getting colorfied, lol.

    • Camiele

      I would take my significant other and let him get colored too!

    • mami2jcn

      I would take my kids.

    • Lindy Wilson Freeze

      I would take my sister in law.

    • Melissa Wireman Warren

      I really want to do the Color Run. I’d take my spouse!

    • Ashley

      I would take my brother-in-law’s girlfriend: she inspired me to start running!

    • Kelly

      I would take my daughter and make a lasting memory.

    • carrie shocklee

      My SIL Melissa… This will be my first 5k

    • Braelin

      I would take my brothers girlfriend because she is like a sister to me and this will be my first run ever! She runs all of the time and i want to make a tradition out of this! She has inspired me to start running and has made me realize how fun running is!