We love unique events and were long overdue for some much-needed exercise so we thought we would check out the Color Mob 5K at Oleta River State Park this past Saturday August 17th. The Color Mob is basically a 5K combined with the Holi Festival (Indian Festival of Color). Â So imagine this — as you are running your course, you come across multiple stations where people throw colored powder at you. Sounds like it could be a blast, right? Â It was… an incredibly annoying blast. We were assured prior to the race that the powder washed off easily, which turned out to be an utter fucking lie. This powder was a c*nt and a half to wash off. First, we tried regular water while at the park and that didn’t work. Â Then once we got home we tried soap, then a sugar scrub, then deep cleansing shampoo, then rubbing alcohol and finally astringent (which worked the best to clean up the last few traces). Â Thank-the-Lord we were able to help scrub each other. Even then, it took well over an hour to get it all off. Â We felt bad forÂ other participants who were not lucky enough to have someone to scrub them. Â On the bright side, it turned into a nice little beauty day complete with mani-pedis to literally clip and scrub the blue from under our nails. Â
Before you participate in any events like this be sure to consider a few things:
- Make sure that you do not wear anything you wouldn’t want stained.
- Consider whether or not you’re okay with some of the powder coming into contact with your vehicle.
- Contact past participants and make sure that the colors wash off easily.
So yeah, it sounds like a great idea in theory…. just make sure to plan accordingly. :)