High 5(K) Friday! (And a special offer!)

Happy Friday!! football weekend!! It's time to hop in the car and head to Houston to cheer on my Cowboys! I'm so excited for a four day weekend + football. If you know of any Houston Musts, let me know - we'll have tonight and tomorrow night to have some fun.

Anyway, it's time for high 5's, Color Run Edition! The Color Run™, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, "is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community." I haven't had the opportunity to participate in a Color Run yet...but I'm about to! The Color Run is coming to OKC on October 5, and I can.not.wait! I've been told The Color Run is "less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer." I also keep hearing rumors of tutus and lots of giggles. Clearly, I'm in, even though I'm not entirely sure glitter will be included since I'm not sure if they consider glitter a color...

Anyway, do I have to convince you to sign up? Okay, well, just in case, here are 5 reasons why YOU should sign up for the Color Run.

1. Just because you're awesome and read Sprinkles & Glitter, you can get $5 off registration, for whatever city you want to run in! Find your city here and sign up, just use the code COLOR5OFF to get the discount! Discounts = awesome always.

2. Do you see those beautiful colors? Pink and orange? You can be coated in PINK and ORANGE (and other colors too). It's like stepping inside the pages of a coloring book.

3. Because exercise is always a good thing. In the words of Elle Woods, "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy." This also leads me to think of the Be Happy Friday song on the Sports Animal, and I may just dance around like a two year old in a tutu singing the Be Happy Friday song thanks to endorphins. 

4. Speaking of a two year old in a tutu, do you see those girls in that picture? THEY'RE WEARING TUTUS. You guys, this is a perfect excuse to wear a tutu. Maybe even a tiara, if you wanna go that far (I mean, I won't judge you. My invisible tiara is always on...just ask my momma). Of course a white tutu would mean you could get more colorful as you go, but I'm thinking of using some glitter tulle to create an already-amazing tutu just to add to the excitement. And a giant white bow, of course. Don't go stealing my idea. Just wear white at the start like you're supposed to!

5. Because this would be a perfect way to get pumped up for the football games taking place later that day. I'm going to call the Color Run Extreme Tailgating. What better way to get in a winning mood than by starting the day with some exercise and laughter? After you're done running, just wash off the colors that don't match your team (or just avoid those non-matching colors to start with), and you're already painted and ready to be the best fan in the stadium! 

So what are you waiting for? Find your location and don't forget to use the code COLOR5OFF to get your discount! The runs fill up fast so sign up, like, now. The OKC Color Run benefits the Oklahoma Zoological Society which promotes and supports the OKC Zoo. Considering how much I love the zoo, I'm pretty sure this reason number 6 you all should run. I can't wait!

I was compensated for this post with entries to the OKC Color Run. All opinions about why you should run are definitely my thoughts, though. Quoted text is from the Color Run team, and all pictures & videos in this post are owned by the Color Run.