While I was enjoying my coffee last Sunday morning, Barry was out taking his daily morning walk before breakfast and our bike ride. He happened upon quite an event in Centro Playa del Carmen: a 5K Paint Run! I wish I'd known about this since I've been running at the track near our rental and would certain have been up for it, but somehow I never saw a poster, announcement on the Playa forum, or anything. Darn!
He took some great action shots that really show this colorful, festive event off, so I wanted to share them even though we didn't get to participate.
Here's where the event began and ended, at the Palacio Municipal.
Here's the fun part: As they made their way around the course, runners got blasted with various colors of powdered paint. Near the end, where Barry was taking photos, the final color was a pretty Carolina (!) blue. From the photos, it appears that a lot of folks wore oversize, inexpensive (I hope!) sunglasses to keep the paint out of their eyes.
Hold yer breath!
Blue paint explosion!
Another angle...I love the faces of the people coming through the balloon banner -- some serious but most smiling.
These colorful characters were at the Municipal Palace to greet the participants as they came in.
The aftermath! It's great to see kids participating as well as adults.
After running, everyone gathered at the Palacio, where there was upbeat music playing and participants jumping around, dancing, and exercising on the stage. A very festive celebration!
COLOR me very disappointed that I missed this "funday Sunday" event. Maybe next year?!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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