The Color Vibe 5K is a great way for runners of all skill levels to come together to have fun. I received tickets to attend and share this information to all our AkronOhioMoms.com runners! The Color Vibe 5K It will be making its way to Akron, Ohio this Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at the Summit County Fairgrounds. If you are looking for something outrageously fun to get the warmer weather off to a colorful start, then the Akron 5K Color Vibe is a must for your to-do list this weekend.
Get Colored at Akron Color Vibe 5K
I have run in the hot sun, I have run in the rain, I have even run in the snow. Now I get to RUN IN COLOR! This Saturday I will be turning myself into a running work of art with my clothes and body as the canvas. The Color Vibe is a fun, un-timed 5K race where you get blasted with happy colors at various color stations throughout the race.
Who Can Color Vibe?
Everyone! Run. Walk. Skip. Hop. Dance. You could probably even crawl. Since there is no time tracking on this race, you can focus on having the “best time of your life” at your own pace without any pressure. Take your time. Have a blast. A color blast that is. First one to the funish line wins! (Yes, misspelling intended.)
The Akron Color Vibe is Perfect for Beginners of All Ages
If you are looking to be more active, but are afraid to make that first step, non-competitive races like The Color Vibe are a great way to begin a healthy lifestyle. There is no age limit, so children can participate making this a family friendly event. Children ages 7 and under are free, but do not receive shirts. A release waiver must be signed by a parent/guardian before participating and are available at the event. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. Proper eye protection such as sunglasses and something to cover the mouth and nose is advised especially for infants and toddlers. Be sure to pay a registration fee for anyone 8 and older.
The Akron Color Vibe is Perfect for Experienced Runners
It is always nice to switch up a routine to keep things fresh and help prevent boredom. The Color Vibe can provide experienced runners with a refreshing change of pace from their daily routine. It can also work well into a training schedule as a short run if you are training for a longer one like I am.
The Akron Color Vibe Supports Local Charities
The Akron 5K Color Vibe will be supporting the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank this year. According to their site, 1 in 4 kids in this area struggles with hunger. By getting vibrantly awesome colors thrown all over you, you will help provide much needed food to families in Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties.
Register for the Akron Color Vibe 5K
Registration pricing varies for each location and how soon you register. At the time of posting, registration is $46.00 with a $3.75 processing fee. Upon registering a confirmation ticket is emailed for packet pick-up.
Register for the Akron event here.
Color Vibe Packet Pick-Up
In addition to a colorful experience, participants receive a Color Vibe race T-shirt (in white of course), a swag bag, a Color Vibe bib, sunglasses, and one color packet. A confirmation ticket is required for pick-up. Someone else may pick up your packet for you if they have your confirmation ticket.
Packets can be picked up at:
Holiday Inn Express (directions)
898 Arlington Ridge E.
Akron, Oh 44312
Travelers using GPS use: 3235 South Arlington Rd, Akron OH 44312 in order to receive proper results.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2013 from 12:00 PM (noon) – 6:00 PM
The Thursday and Friday pick-up times are preferred and strongly encouraged. If this is not possible, packet may be picked up at 7:00 AM the morning of the event.
The Color Vibe Starts as a Canvas of White
Who says you can’t wear white before Memorial Day? If you are wondering what to wear, the more white the better! Costumes are also welcome. I saw full, white body suits in this YouTube video.
Time to Get Colored
The race begins at 9:00AM. Waves of runners leave the starting line every 3-5 minutes to prevent congestion at the color stations. Arriving 45-60 minutes early is recommended to allow plenty of time to find a parking spot and stretch.
Color stations are spread throughout the course. Participants can gauge how much color they get by choosing lanes at the stations. The closer the lane is to volunteers, the more color you will get. If you somehow manage to not get enough color, there is plenty more at the finish line party which typically concludes between 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Color Vibe Volunteers
If being the artist suits you better, Color Vibe Volunteers have a blast too! Though they already have all the volunteers needed for this event, sign-up on the VIP List for next year’s event or another in our area, so you can plan to participate in the happiness too.
Other Color Vibe Locations
If this sounds like a good time but you don’t live in the Akron area, find the location and date nearest to you here (http://www.thecolorvibe.com/locations.php). If you do not see the city you are looking for, be sure to check out their VIP List so you can be notified when registration opens. Registrations are filling up fast for an event you will not want to miss. What colors will you vibe?
Like The Color Vibe on Facebook.
See it for yourself. Watch the YouTube videos
Summit County Fairgrounds
229 E Howe Rd
Tallmadge, OH 44278
There will be entrances marked with Color Vibe flags for parking off of North Avenue on the east side of the road.
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This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Color Vibe who provided the registrations for review and giveaway.