Annual Color Run “brings out more excitement and fun”

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By Zachary Mitchell
Listen Up Lansing Staff Reporter

Lansing runners got their annual shot at the Color Run in downtown Lansing on July 9.

Runners believe that this is a great way to support people to stay healthy, and have fun at the same time. The Color Run is a very large event and it has increased significantly in the past year. They have hosted over 225 events in more than 30 countries in 2015.

“I think that the paint being used in the run just brings out more excitement and fun. I actually enjoy all of the pretty colors I get to see while having fun and being fit,” said runner Sarah Allen.

Agreed, said runner Ashley Jones: “I love the smell of the scents that are used and the being covered in paint is pretty cool, and being in shape while experiencing different scents and staying in shape is amazing. I am happy that there is a change in the Color Run, and more of an interesting adventure.”

Not all love the paint, though.

“Personally I don’t like the paint but I tolerate it, because I know how important it is to stay in shape and it is so much easier tackling a fitness goal when you have partners, so I just focus on the ultimate goal of toning up,” said runner Sierra Johnson. “I love the fact that the Color Run isn’t just basic fitness training, and they spark it up with different activities.

“Many people don’t enjoy working out, they just love the results, but while doing the Color Run there is so much fun involved that a person can easily forget that they are even working out.”

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