EMU Blog

Apr 02 2013

The Happiest 5k on Earth!

by Katelyn Bono

Color Run
EMU offers many classes that educate students about leading a healthy lifestyle. Currently, I am in a class that is called Fundamentals of a Healthy Lifestyle!! At first, I did not have the best attitude about the class. Then we started talking about relaxation and doing something for yourself in order to maintain a healthy life. This also included doing something that you enjoy while relieving a lot of stress. When my friends and I started talking about The Color Run I thought what a perfect opportunity to do something fun and relaxing while running with some of my favorite people. For those of you who have not heard of The Color Run, it is the happiest 5k (3.1 miles) on the planet and spectators/volunteers are plastering the runners with powdered paint as they run. At the finish line, everyone is free to release their color packet! The best news is that for the second year in a row, the Color Run will be held at the home of the Eagles, right here in Ypsilanti. Here are a few reasons to consider registering:


1. It’s fun!: It will be fun to participate in a run where you can be splattered with paint and by the end of the run look like a rainbow!
2. Relaxing and Just for Fun: Don’t worry, you do not have to be an experienced runner. The Color Run is for all people with different running paces. Plus you will be able to relax and have fun!
3. Start of doing something for yourself: This may be the start of a new healthy lifestyle or it will just feel great to do something for yourself! You can register with your friends or run with the masses of color run addicts! Participate in the happiest 5k on the planet.
4. Celebration: The date of The Color Run here in Ypsilanti is May 11, 2013! Winter semester will be over and you can celebrate by running The Color Run!!
Being a student is stressful and often times you need to relieve stress. What a better way to do this than celebrating the end of your academic year by going on a run where you are covered in color? Do something extraordinary and have fun incorporating this stress free event into your lifestyle! Be happy and be colorful!


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