Run or Dye 5K Marathon in Toronto

  • Tuesday, June 10, 2014 10:18 PM EST
  • Last Edited: Friday, June 20, 2014 12:01 AM EST

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This was my first time joining the event and I must say, it was incredible.

There are things you need to do to prepare for this event. 

1. Condition yourself. If you went there to actually try running at least half of the course then you need a bit of conditioning. The course had a lot of uphill and downhill plus rocky and muddy road so it was a bit of a challenge. In the end, I probably ran around 2-3K stopping for pictures and talking to friends but it was still exhausting. I am still nursing a bit of cramps right now and this is the third day since the event ended.

2. Go to the event early. Traffic was horrible since there was only one entrance (that we know of). Good thing they finally called in traffic enforcers. If you were in the last wave (like me), the blue station ran out of the dye. So people had to rollover the ground if they wanted the blue color on their shirts. If you want dye to get thrown at you, go early. I didn't mind rolling in the ground just to get blue dye on my shirt.

3. Learn to dance. I do not know if they had this on previous events but this year they had a mini-concert. Gotta learn to shake your booty if you want to join the party.

4. Bring water. The weather was really great that day so I had no problems with water running out. The only water station is half-way away from the starting point so bring water if you easily dehydrate. 

5. Bring lunch. If you want to enjoy the place right after the event, bring lunch. If I had known they had picnic tables I would have insisted bringing food.


The last thing to remember, Enjoy. See our pictures here



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