The Happiest 5K on the Planet: The Swisse Color Run Sydney 2013!

Monday, February 11, 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013
The Swisse Color Run Australia Sydney 2013

The Happiest 5K on the Planet: The Swisse Color Run Australia 2013 (Sydney)
(All photos taken by Hughie and me with my Nikon D60 w/ 50mm f1.4 lens)

Yesterday, I was a participant in The Swisse Color Run for Sydney. I've never been to a fun run before, but I was so happy I joined! The Swisse Color Run is a unique charity event and the point is to get pretty damned dirty with colour.
My friends Betty, Reeni and I as part of the team "Colour Me Badd" ran through four colour stations: Blue, Pink, Orange and Yellow. It was so much fun! As we ran, volunteers threw the corresponding chalk at us and sprayed us with water colour. I even spread myself in orange chalk and attempted a chalk angel. I was covered in chalk by the end of the 5 kilometre fun run.
At the finish line, there was a huge area where (in stages) 20,000 participants huddled together to throw chalk packets in the air. It was an amazing sight to see the chalk get thrown to create a rainbow cloud. The music that I can associate the whole event with is 'Punching in a Dream' by The Naked and Famous. I danced and ran through chalk and it was all smiles everywhere. Never thought I would enjoy myself as much as I did. Best, day, ever!


15 comments :

Loz in Transit said...

To quote a friend I made in Madrid - "I like seeing happy people doing happy things". Awesome :)

Dark Blue Stripes said...

The chalk rainbow looks gorgeous. Great shots.

Christie x

Dark Blue Stripes

Cool Vanity said...

Amazing pictures! I didn´t know this event. Kisses.

Sabina Jakupović said...

I envy you! First, I absolutely LOVE running and second, that looks like a lot of fun! :D That color theme is a very good one. I really hope that some day I will be able to participate to something liek that as well!

Mica said...

So jealous you got to go to one of these, they look like so much fun! beautiful photos too :)

AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

- eco bird by danii - said...

wow this looks like soo much fun!! I want to be there!! x

http://ecobirdstyle.blogspot.com.au/

Rosa C. said...

Love the color!!
Chocolate Rose Style

Krystel said...

Amazing photos this looks super fun would love to do something like this ! xx

http://krystelcouture.blogspot.co.uk/

neverdreamedaboutthis said...

oh my, this sounds so much fun! Love the idea of running and been throwing on with colours! Love the pictures :D

chiara pinna said...

Crazy pics!!!! so cute http://chiaralike.blogspot.it/

Aubrey and Melissa said...

Gorgeous photos! We have heard that run is so much fun! We will have to try it some day!

e.heart said...

ohmygoodness that looks like so much fun! thank you for your lovely comment, you have a beautiful blog.

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Keit said...

Wheee, pretty colors ^_^ Glad you posted these amazing photos, they make me smile :D

Cecilia said...

Hi Never heard of that. looks very fun!! Here, we was celebrating the Carnaval.

beso.
http://onecolourorathemedaybyday.blogspot.com

Amanda Nguyen said...

you have convinced me that I absolutely HAVE to do the color run! FAB photos!

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