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Color Run Brighton 20 September 2014

~ Color Run Brighton 2014 fuscia pink ~
  6,000 of you, shouted the man on stage, are going to enjoy the happiest 5k run in the world. Perhaps he didn't exactly say that, but as I stood amongst the crowd, dressed in a white t-shirt and allocated number, that's how it felt.

Taking place on an unbelievably hot September morning, my eyes squinted in the brightness of the light.  Ahead was an arch of balloons to mark the start and above us stood another fella, this one from South Wales to marshal us through in waves.

5k, or rather 3 miles took us along the very familiar Madeira Drive, now transformed by arches of different colours with stations of people waiting to cover us in coloured powder.  Fuscia pink, cornflower blue, sunshine yellow and Dutch orange in turn was chucked at us, choking us in dust.


~ Color Run Brighton 2014 orange ~
I ran-walked the course, enjoying the fabulousness of the occasion.  As the finish line approached we fell into a jog, Hold my hand, said my Cardiff fella. I smiled back and we crossed the finish line together, where we were each handed a packet of coloured powder.  To our right pop-drum-n-bass had the crowd of powder-coloured runners jumping to the music with their arms raised.  On the bank below Lewes Crescent, spectators gathered and participants joined friends.


Behind the stage Save the Children were inviting volunteers to help paint by numbers an enormous face of a girl helped by the charity.  One of the girls told us £20,000 had already been raised by Brighton. Unsure whether any of the entry fee had gone to the charity, she told me none of it had. I've now made my donation and if you want to as well, please click on Save the Children and follow the instructions.
Meanwhile runners continued to stream in and join in the dancing. The man on stage urged the crowd, Wait for it, wait for it, on the count of three release the colour. Above their heads, colours exploded, merged, grew faint and fell on everyone.
Color Run Brighton 2014, Madeira Drive





Color Run Brighton 2014, warm up

Color Run Brighton 2014
Color Run Brighton 2014
Color Run Brighton 2014

Color Run Brighton 2014
Color Run Brighton 2014
Color Run Brighton 2014
Color Run Brighton 2014
Color Run Brighton 2014
Color Run Brighton 2014
Color Run Brighton 2014
Color Run Brighton 2014
Color Run Brighton 2014
Color Run Brighton 2014
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