Run or Dye 2014 #RunOrDyeDetroit


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Thaddeus and I have made it into a family and yearly tradition to do a Run or Dye race. Last year was our first Run or Dye 5K and this past weekend we just completed our second one!

Thaddeus Run or Dye 2014 Start Line

The event seems to be so organized and so much fun! It’s a great way to spend some time with your family and do something healthy together. Yeah, it may be a “race” you are competing in, but you are not required to run it. In fact, it seems to be more fun when you aren’t running it because you get to not only enjoy the time with the person you are there with but you also get to have extra fun going through each color station getting covered in colors!

The fun begins well before the race begins, you are able to connect with others as well as purchase some great souvenirs and gear.   Before the race, Thaddeus was pretty much already covered in multiple colors, either from me tossing them on to him, him tossing them on to him, or others in the crowd tossing the colors.

Thaddeus 2014 Run or Dye Waiting to Start

I had hoped to be able to jog the entire 5K, however, I just wasn’t in that good of shape.  Even after spending the last two months going to the gym and working out anywhere from three to six days a week.  Next year I am sure to be able to jog it although I think Thaddeus would rather us run it!

The only thing that lacked at the Run or Dye this year was the port-a-johns being placed throughout the race for pit-stops.  After standing at the start line for about 45 minutes before the race, Thaddeus needed to make a run and they didn’t have any throughout the race this year for stopping at, thankfully the racetrack building was open and we were allowed access because he wouldn’t have made it all the way through the 5K without that stop.


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Hope to see you there next year!


  1. Michele

    May 16, 2014 at 11:29 am

    That looks like a lot of fun! I know for a fact I would not be able to make the entire run, walk whatever but I would love to throw colors on the brave souls who are.


    • Shawn Ann Griffith

      May 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      It’s really a fun event and it’s only 3.1 miles. Even those who are tossing the colors have fun!


  2. Athena

    May 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Oh my gosh. Congratulations and that looks like so much fun. What a great day and thank you for sharing.
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    • Shawn Ann Griffith

      May 17, 2014 at 7:39 am

      Thanks! It is so much fun, especially when you have your child with you!


  3. Rebecca Swenor

    May 16, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Looks like awesome family time and fun. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Dawn

    May 17, 2014 at 3:00 am

    Even if you didn’t jog the whole race, at least you participated which is more than a lot of people do. Best of luck on your next attempt, too. 🙂


  5. Amber B

    May 17, 2014 at 11:18 am

    How Cute, my children would have loved this but I’m not sure I would have made the entire race.


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