This last saturday it was the Color Run again in another city. This time I went as a runner (I mean, I walk, but it's almost the same), and not as a volunteer.
It's totally different! It's another perception of the event, and of course there is another kind of animation. In the volunteering it's fun because we know how it's going to be, we meet a lot of people, and the runners come to us to have fun, and we can play with things that the others can't. But being a runner it's different because we can do so much things! We can run, sing, dance, lie around the floor, scream, paint another people and us, see the concert. Enjoy it all!
As you all know, Portugal it's not in a very good economic situation, it's in a very gray situation. So it's good to have days like this when color it's everywhere and we forget for a bit the troubles of our lifes.
It's an event to everyone at all ages! Young, teen, adult, senior, even dogs (altough I'm not very pro respecting on taking dogs to this event) everyone can go and enjoy it the same way. The "dust" it's nothing more than cornstarch with some dye that has flavour. It's a day that no one will laught at you because we wanted to dance, or do something silly in public. It's a day to be happy and free.
So we went earlier, to get together, get one ticket, get some stuff from the merchandising store. And get around a bit.
At a moment, we had to go to the start point because we heard "5 minutes to the departure" and we were alarmed because it was still missing 2 hours to the departure. So we went to there, and been there spreading some colors on us... and water! Yes, there were firemans spreading water to us from the fire trucks. It's was so cold! Really cold! And we were there for a lot of time, dancing, making waves, waiting.... Me and my friends were the first group to departure. On the Color Run, like there are a lot of people running/walking/dancing they make groups of 1000 persons to departure each.
We very dry
We all wet
And at some point it was 6 P.M...