Hello! My name is Shannon Taylor. I'm a long-time writer and editor from Minnesota surprised to find myself on an island in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, three younger children (the oldest is attending college in Chicago), and two dogs.

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Winter Fun

Color Me Rad

Oh, this is just too good. Have you heard of the Color Me Rad 5K race series? Design Mom wrote about it earlier this week, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

Here’s what happens: You show up on race day in your very whitest shirt. The horn blows and you take off running and—wait for it—every few minutes you get pelted with non-toxic, corn-starchy color bombs! And it benefits a local charity! How cool is that?

At the end there’s a “royal rumble of color” as everyone pelts everyone else with color bombs. Way too fun.

What I would love to do is take my family to the race without telling them anything about it. And then just watch their expressions as they get turned into human skittles.

You can go here for more details and to find out if Color Me Rad is coming to a town near you.

What do you think? Would you sign up for this kind of craziness?



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  1. Joan says:

    I don’t even run and this looks like fun. Wonder if they have a biking version?

  2. Lisa Fyfe says:

    I saw this post and thought it was fantastic. Sounds like a fun kids party idea.

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