C25K Challenge: Color Me Rad Leeds 2014

Image by Bahman / CC BY 2.0

Image by Bahman / CC BY 2.0

Sometimes you’ve just got to let go and be a little crazy to achieve the most out of this lifetime. – RJunkie

Some people let loose at parties, other people let loose in the streets and yet others don’t need any excuse and just let their wild side take over whenever and wherever they feel like it.

Whilst I don’t consider myself to be too crazy most of the time, I do have a bit of a thing for challenges and putting myself in for once-in-a-lifetime-if-i-don’t-do-it-now-i-probably-never-will type events. So, when my friend Crunchy challenged me to put my recently acquired C25K running skills to the test at the Color Me Rad Leeds on May 17th, I just couldn’t resist joining.

Hundreds of people, flying colour bombs, an awesome goody bag and the chance to prove my 5k prowess. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

Well at the very least it should be an afternoon of interesting antics creating timeless memories, which is why I thought I’d offer you guys the chance to join in on the fun if you possibly can.

Where is it?

Color Me Rad races take place across the globe, so if you’re not in Leeds don’t despair there may still be a race near you. Check out the locations by clicking here.

For those of you present in Leeds, the race will be starting and finishing at the Harewood House Estate, and will boast an epic five waves of colour and one watering hole at the halfway mark (See map below).

Color Me Rad Leeds 2014 Map

Color Me Rad Leeds 2014 Map


Why join?

Apart from potentially being great fun and a chance to wreak havoc without getting into trouble, by far one of the best reasons to join the race is that a proportion of the proceeds from the tickets (and any additional fundraising you would like to add) will be gifted to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening diseases, and a particularly heartwarming example of this is shown in the video below.


Is that the only reason?

Not convinced by doing it for the good it brings alone? Then feast your eyes on the lovely goody bag that is included in your entrance fees. Looks good to me!



How much does it cost?

Unfortunately, not all good things are for free, but I really think that some good things are worth spending some or more money on than others and I definitely think this is one of them.


Earlybird tickets are available until the 30th March, 2014 for £21, which after admittedly somewhat cheeky tax (£4.20), postage (£5) and processing fees (£2.69) ends up being £32.89

After this point, the price goes up to £24 until the 14th May, 2014 and then £27 on the day if they haven’t sold out altogether.


How do I sign up?

To spread some goodness and sign up for what is likely to be one of the most interesting days of your life, all you have to do is go to www.colormerad.com and choose your location to follow the local sign-up process. Go one, what are you waiting for?


P.S. If you have no money…

…but you still want to take part in the fun,  then you might just get a kick out of joining the event as one of the colour bomb volunteers sent out to bombard us crazy mortals throughout the race. For more details click here and check out the volunteer section for the Leeds race!



What do you think about the Color Me Rad race? Would you join? Would you hate it? Would you volunteer to bombard people? Feel free to leave your comments below!

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