Photo Sunday: Run or Dye

A few months ago, my friend asked me if I fancied doing Run or Dye, which is a 5k fun run where you get covered in coloured paint. I’ll be honest, I was a bit sceptical (I don’t run, as I think we’ve established before), but I said I’d give it a go – then forgot all about it, until a couple of weeks ago when my friend reminded me, and told me to buy a tutu. Obviously.

And so yesterday morning, we arrived in thick fog at Hever Castle in Kent, shivering in our tutus and trainers, and it wasn’t long before the paint started flying. It’s actually more powder than paint, but the effect is the same – you end up multi-coloured before you even cross the start line, then people throw more paint at you at regular intervals along the course.

The weather was miserable – we thought Hever Castle would be a nice setting, and I’m sure it was; we just couldn’t see it. But apart from that the event was a lot of fun, and we had a great time jumping about in the paint before, during and after the 5k. We may have scared a few other drivers on the way home though…


4 thoughts on “Photo Sunday: Run or Dye

  1. There’s something similar happening near me soon and my first thought was ‘no thanks’ … now I’m not so sure! I don’t think I have any likely firneds who’d join me though.

    And how do you get back in the car covered in the colours??!!

    1. Ah yes the car… We brought a change of clothes with us, and also one of our party had thought to pick up some plastic seat covers so we pinched a couple from her. And everything else washed off very easily (clothes and me) – my trainers are still a bit of a mess though! It is good fun, although I recommend keeping your mouth closed when there’s paint around…!

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