The Art of Running –The Color Rad 5K

We had an unusually colorful Saturday! The Color Rad came to Austin, TX!

I injured my ankle last week and was unable to run, but I had plenty of chances to snap pictures and cheer on ‘Team Knox’.

There were already hundreds of people at the site when we arrived Saturday morning.

Participants show up in white shirts…

Other than that, anything goes…

Some people just can’t wait for the run to start…

Runners line up at the start.  About 7 thousand people showed up to run so they started in waves of a few hundred every 7 minutes or so.

It’s fun to watch all the teams running in tutus…

Some run and some walk, but all will get pelted with color bombs along the way…

Watch out for these folks! They’re the ones ready to pelt you with colored cornstarch as you run by…

The finish is a virtual storm of color.  If you didn’t get RAD during the run, you will now…

It’s the most colorful fun I’ve ever seen…

The Color Me Rad run was a blast!  Check it out if you like running for a great cause.

I hope you’re having a terrific holiday season so far. I’m afraid this is not going to be my most productive Christmas.  My sweet Knox has been ill for over a week and now has double ear infections again.  Hopefully he’ll be feeling much better in the next couple of days.  You can always see my photos, art projects with children,  and original drawings over at my FB page.  Thanks for stopping by!



  1. How fun is this!? Now that is one great and creative excuse to get messy! Amazing! Fun Photos Scarlett, hope you and your family are doing great! xoxo

  2. What a fun and very inspirational run! Your picts are well done (as usual). You definitely have a special gift to take exceptional photos. Much love, prayers, and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family. (So sorry to hear that Knox is not feeling well. 🙁

  3. Oh my goodness!!! that looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing all your pics. Some of them could be in an article in a magazine, the photos are that good. Everyone looked like they had a ball and were so proud of their colors. Sorry to hear Knox isn’t feeling well, give that little one a big hug for me. Take care.

  4. Susan Maguire

    This is so darling. This is done in India during one of their celebrations, so pretty. My only wonder is, what is the powder? Breathing powder is not such a good idea. Sorry to be a worry-wart.

    • @Susan –Thanks so much, Susan! The powder is colored cornstarch. I understand your concerns..I actually saw several people wearing bandanas or some type of cloth over their face at the finish, but most didn’t’ seem bothered. I’d like to see some pics of the Indian celebration, too! Thanks again for your comment.

  5. holly osborn

    spectacular !!!

  6. How rad is this…I love the photos and the fun~
    I so hope your boy gets well and can enJOY Santa’s arrival!

    Thank you for sharing, this amazing, colorful event ;D

  7. Now that is a great way to support a wonderful cause and have amazing colorful fun. Healing Hugs to Knox.

  8. Melanie Keel

    These shots are fantastic! Love the one of Brandon and Maddie and also the one of Maddie and the other girls jumping up! Looks like fun was had by all!! Hugs and Kisses

  9. Melanie Keel

    Oh and the Tutu’s were just Tutu much… haha! Love you.

  10. Hi Scarlett …. I loved this tour of the Art of Running … such fun to see – I prefer the early photos before everyone is spattered similar colours – great dressing up … I’m sure they raised lots – excellent news ..

    I do hope Knox feels better soon – always so difficult for you knowing he’s not well … with many thoughts – just look after yourself and the family .. big hugs – Hilary

  11. Great photos, Scarlett! Looks like fun for all! Hopefully, by Christmas ya’ll will be finished being sick and injured and can enjoy! Hope Knox is better soon! Blessings!!! ~Sue

  12. This looks like y’all had an awesome time! Those pictures are pretty cute! 🙂

  13. Oh my goodness! This looks so fun, and it’s coming to Houston in March! I haven’t wanted to do a 5K in a long time, but I may have to do this one!

    {I dropped by from Studio JRU, because of your Texas comment & super cute tags!}

  14. Now that looks like fun! My daughter just did an ugly sweater run. Too bad you weren’t able to participate, but it was fun to see all the crazy outfits…before and after. Prayers for Knox.

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