The Color Vibe Columbia

The Color Vibe Columbia

The Color Vibe Columbia

( 1 review )
No one recommends this race yet.
  • Columbia,
    South Carolina,
    United States
  • June
  • 3 miles/5K
  • Trail Race
  • Event Website


West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
4 3
"Pro: Less Crowded. Con: I can see why"
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Kristin 's thoughts:

I've done other color run's before and had a really great experience. But I felt that the Color Vibe nickeled and dimed you to death, and really wasn't worth it. For starters, parking was terrible. Getting in wasn't too bad, but I finished fairly early and was leaving as people were still running. To get out of the lot, you had to DRIVE THE SAME ROAD PEOPLE WERE RUNNING. Seriously? No one thought about this? It was ridiculous.

Their registration "deal" was get a free kids registration when you sign up an adult. The woman I nanny for generously paid for me and her son to do the race together, so I don't know exactly what the registration price was, but it was somewhere between 35-40 dollars. Not too bad, but compared to The Color Run which cost the same per registration you really don't get anything for your money. You had to pay $20 for a T-Shirt if you wanted it, or you could pay for a bag with sunglasses, a t-shirt, and a bandana. For such a big named race you would think that they could throw in a T-Shirt. Also, if you wanted color to throw around for the big color party at the end you had to pay for that. (Compared to the Color Run where you get color packets, a t-shirt, a headband, face tattoos, and a medal it really felt like a rip-off.) After buying a shirt for me and the shirt/bandana/sunglasses combo the total came to almost 65 dollars.

The race terrain itself wasn't too bad, it was at a high school which struck me as odd at first. Not really much to look at, but it wasn't terrible. Unfortunately I was very disappointed in the race overall. I would not attend again and if anyone asks me if they should do it I would suggest they go with the original Color Run brand.

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