Last weekend me and 4 of my friends took part in the Color Rush at Aintree Racecourse. It was fun and messy but there are a few things I felt they could have done to improve.
Firstly, I didn’t know what to wear and couldn’t find my gym clothes (because I wear them so frequently). I settled on leggings with a long top to cover my bum! I would advise that people don’t wear jeans or their finest clothes as they will get ruined – take a look at my trainer’s.
At the event parking and entry is all very simple but don’t forget your ticket! You can present this via email so no need to print off, although I wouldn’t take your phone around with you.
It was at this point I wasn’t happy with the price of the event. In the past, I have taken part in charity colour runs and only paid £15 and for that price, you get a t-shirt, bag, glasses, water and bacon sandwich. This event wasn’t to raise sponsorship but cost £32.50 pp (if you booked in January, prices go up each month as the event draws closer) for this price you get to a t-shirt and to participate. Those who booked in August 2016 paid less, got a bag filled with things (don’t know what was in it as I didn’t qualify for one), a bandana and a t-shirt. It’s not a big deal but I didn’t bring any glasses and was made to pay £6 for a pair.
Once we checked in we could begin the warm up, this was fun but we didn’t get paint sprayed on us which would have been cool. Eventually, we were ready to run and as if on purpose it started to rain. This made the inflatable obstacles wet and the paint runny – which was much more fun.
The first two obstacles were close to one another but as the run went on they became further apart. In total, the run is 5k with obstacles throughout, to my disappointment it’s not just one long bouncy castle type obstacle. In between each inflatable, we’d run for a little while and then walk, if you’re used to running then you’d probably be able to run the whole distance between the inflatables.
Each obstacle was different so you never did the same thing twice. There were bouncy castle type obstacles, ball pits, space hoppers and much more. The great thing is you don’t have to complete an obstacle if you don’t want to, so there’s no pressure – it’s just for fun.
Throughout the event, there’s music playing and water stops, so you don’t have to carry your own water bottle – thank goodness! Overall the event was fun but there were quite a lot of queues, next time there need to be more obstacles.
- Book in advance to save.
- Wear old clothes and trainers.
- Take part in the warm up.
- There are stores there so maybe some money in case something catches your eye.
- Take a cover for car seats, or spare clothes.
- Remember your glasses to cover your eyes.
- Don’t worry about getting messy or if it rains.
- Have fun!
Once we’d completed the course we headed to McDonald’s, a great way to complete a day packed with exercise!