During my trip to B.C. in August, I accompanied my sister Julia and my honourary sister Lindsey to the Colour Me Rad* five-km run at the University of B.C. campus. Scores of cheery people dressed in white (I even spotted a wedding dress) jogged while volunteers pelted them with coloured corn starch. Their sweat made the corn starch stick to their bodies.
As icky as that sounds, the whole thing was actually very entertaining to watch and the runners had a blast. At first I was jealous that I'd neglected to sign up, but soon realized I'd get some pretty great photos out of the event. Part of the proceeds from the run, which tours Canada and the U.S., went to a local charity.
I'm bummed there's no Toronto run scheduled for 2013. Fingers crossed for 2014. In the meantime, enjoy some colourful photos.
*The actual name of the event is Color Me Rad, but the Canadian in me just couldn't handle spelling colour without a 'u.'