This Saturday, April 23 is the Do the Bloom Color Run. We have more than 470 runners, walkers, joggers and strollers signed up for this fun run. In fact, there has been such a huge rush on registrations this week that we do not have any spots open in the run. Sorry! Hope those of you who missed signing up can join us next year!
The course starts and ends at the Depot Arts Center, 611 R Avenue. The Kids 1 Mile Fun Run will have a turnaround at the half mile mark, where there is a color station and the volunteers will get them headed back to the Depot. The 5K keeps going past our new running sculpture before a turnaround brings you back to Thrive Community Fitness and then along Cap Sante Marina for the rest of the run. Here’s a fairly rudimentary map is available if you’d like to peek.
Remember this is a FUN RUN! We will start in waves every few minutes so that the first color station is ready for you. If it isn’t raining, we will have a clock out for you to see your time. However, it is not a timed race. We have unique prizes for the top three finishers in basic categories of Women, Men, Girls and Boys. We do our best to track those accurately at the finish line, again this is a FUN RUN! We are proud of those who finish fastest, however, we are also really proud of those who finish most colorful!
Tip to participants – slow down in the color station, use one of our water sources (squirt bottle, hose nozzle, mister, rain) to get your shirt a little wet – the color makes better patterns when the shirt is a little wet.
Packets can be picked up at our office on Friday from 11:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. (505 O Avenue) or on event day from 8:00a.m. – 10:00a.m. (611 R Avenue). If you come early, there are a couple of restaurants just a few blocks away for coffee or a light meal.
The run will start at 10:00a.m. in waves of 100 runners or so.
Thanks to our awesome sponsors….Thrive Community Fitness, The Allen Family, Barrett Community Giving, the City of Anacortes and the Port of Anacortes.
And, thanks to the record number of you who are participating. We are going to have a great time, make sure to bring your cameras for post-race photos!