Sep 28, 2013

Run or Dye - Detroit

Run or Dye - Detroit was my first 5k.  We all had a ton of fun at the event.   The event was held at Hazel Park Raceway which is within walking distance from my home.  I, along with a couple of other bloggers attended the event for free in exchange for promoting it on our blogs.  (Total bonus)  

I pre-registered the day before the event and got all the info I need, my racing bib, and filled out the necessary form, so on race day, I just walked up to the starting gate and waited for our turn to "run".  

Lauren from Mrs. Weber's Neighborhood joined us for the 5k.
There were a ton of people at the event.  Music was blaring, pumping us up for the race and the Emcee was throwing out dye backs from the podium.  I have to admit there was a ton of energy. 

Stephanie from Mom Among Chaos was there too!
 There were dye stations every kilometer along the way.  Basically, the dye stations were about 4 volunteers who had powered dye and they threw it at you as you ran or walked through the station.  You could avoid the stations by walking around them.  The dye is safe for younger racers too, so next year I will be bringing both of my girls along with me for the event.

There were two opportunities for free water and restrooms along the path.  Concessions were available at the end of the race, and participants had the opportunity to buy merchandise, such as tshirts and dye packs as well.

After the event, everyone gathered near the stage where it seemed like we were in a dance club.  Loud music, high energy and exploding dye packs were all part of the fun.  I felt a little old (I'm now 40) to be there at times, but it was a lot of fun.  At one point, one of the Run or Dye ladies on stage set loose a ton of powdered dye through a leaf blower that was set up with two flutes.

I will surely participate in this event again next year.

Run or Dye in Detroit benefited the American Lung Association.

Thank you to Run or Dye for allowing me to participate in this event in exchange for promotion on my blog and Facebook.

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1 comment :

  1. I've heard of these Dye races they look like so much fun and what a great way to benefit the American Lung Association!