As many of you know by now, I received an invitation to participate in the 2017 Hershey Color Run and received a free registration. It was a tremendous honor for me to run in an event representing Run The Money. I am very blessed to have the opportunity.
With that said, I hesitated to actually go and run it. A number of things factored into it. The seasoned runner in me hated that the race wasn’t timed. I get why they do it, but it just bothered me.
Another reason for my hesitation was that my parents were in town with us to take us to Hershey Park. They gave us season passes to take our son and they wanted to come with us this time. We stayed at the Hershey Lodge from Friday to Saturday. It actually worked out that the Color Run folks contacted me because we were going to be there anyway!
And, finally, I didn’t want my brand new Brooks Ravenna 8 shoes getting messed up with the powder they throw at you. I was worried about my iPhone and headphones as well.
In spite of my initial reservations, I am so glad I did it. Participating in the 2017 Hershey Color Run was easily one of the highlights of my running career. I mean that wholeheartedly.