We Did It! The Color Obstacle Rush 5K!

We Did It! The Color Obstacle Rush 5K!

Yes! We Did It! 

In my previous post I wrote about why I am doing the run. It is because the Government’s cut is affecting everybody including our children’s school. So I have teamed up with a group of Supermums at Ethan’s school, and embarked the Color Obstacle Rush 5K run on Saturday 3rd June.

If you’d like to donate – please give generously to our Justgiving Page here. Thank you again for all your kind support.


So how was it?

Gosh me! I don’t think I was the only one who was so nervous at the start – as I have not done anything like this before. Yes, I admit I am a 5K virgin – so help my god! My heart was racing like hell as we approached the venue, Willen LakeMilton Keynes.

We could here the music was pumping loudly and that made my heart race even faster. The moment of true is almost here! If you are a regular Facebook follower of ours – then you’ll properly already have seen my short footage on the beginning of the day. If not, then do follow us now! : D


Here’s a little video clip to sum up my day…

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2 Things to be mindful of, if you are considering doing the Color Obstacle Rushrun…


I had a ride with one of my mummy friends in our team. The parking was ridiculous! People was parking everywhere! There was not enough parking spaces in the parking lot and was overspilling around the curve of the main road. Luckily, we were there before the spillage and found a space at the top of hill inside the car parking lot – we still have to pay and displayed though. £2.40 for 4 hours. Fair enough – but I think the people on the spillage side will be parking for nothing. Well… where else can they park?

Eye Protection

We went to registered and got our t-shirts. We were told beforehand that you can not take participation if you do not wear some kind of eye protection, being sunglasses, goggle, etc. But you must wear something as the paint can get into your eyes while you do the run. So just to bear in mind if you wish to participate next year.


VerdictWould I do it all over again?

Yes I would! I really like the relaxed atmosphere. It didn’t feel like a run / race at all. It was more of a fun run – where you can run and walk at your own pace. The obstacle run was really good fun and we love every minutes of it. This is a great event for a beginner like me!

I also like the venue. It was very spacious as it wasn’t an enclosed track as such you’ll find like a normal race/ run. You can see the relax atmosphere throughout the run encircling the park around the lake. There were people minding their businesses – having picnics; feeding the swans and ducks; even fishing; family cycling in groups, and/ or just having a stroll with their dogs. It was lovely. Thank goodness it was a sunny day.

Plus, within the park – there was also a water sport park area and a swan boat paddle area – where family can enjoy their normal day out. And a Go-Ape Tree-Tops Adventure style call Aerial Extreme too. I think we need to go back and investigate this place in more details!


So yes! We did it!

Thank you so much for all of your support.

We have also not only reached our target but has gone beyond! Yeay! Thank you everyone for your fantastic supports on the day also.

Please keep them coming. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Please give generously to our Justgiving Page here.

Here is a photo of us all together at the end of the run. xxx

We Did It! The Color Obstacle Rush 5K!

Thank you again for all your kind support.

Useful Information

Address: Willen LakeBrickhill Street, Milton Keynes MK15 0DS, England

+44 1908 691620

Milton Keynes

Contact: +44 1908 691620

Entrance fee: FREE

Parking: £2.40 for 4 hours

Nearby attractions: Chrysalis TheatreGulliver’s LandGullivers Dinosaur and Farm ParkAerial Extreme – just to name a few.



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Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. Natalie
    06/06/2017 / 10:20 pm

    Wow!! Well done you! I just watched your vid and it looked so much fun! Mega impressed xx

  2. 07/06/2017 / 1:49 pm

    Oh well done, you did really well. I did a pretty muddy run last year and that was a fun laid back one too c

    • 13/06/2017 / 11:38 am

      Oh Wow! I would love to have a go at the muddy run too. Sound like fun! & Muddy! lol! x

  3. 07/06/2017 / 5:03 pm

    Ben and I did something similar to this a few years ago and we loved it! I totally agree about needing to wear sunglasses or something though x

    • 13/06/2017 / 11:39 am

      Wow! I can’t wait until my kids can participate with me. What a great memory that will be. x

  4. 08/06/2017 / 1:44 pm

    Oh my gosh!
    That looks absolutely fantastic, also looks like you have a great time.

    Well done for doing it <3

    • 13/06/2017 / 11:40 am

      Thank you. This is one of the most amazing time I had in a while. hehe x

  5. 09/06/2017 / 1:02 am

    Oh Well Done you!!
    You should be really proud of yourself, too. Your video makes it look really fun, too.
    Congratulations on your fund raising!

    • 13/06/2017 / 11:41 am

      Thank you so much. The atmosphere is just rocking. I loved it. x

  6. 09/06/2017 / 9:10 am

    Congrats for your run. Cool Video. Good on you for having it in your post. I liked how you had the image at the start of it. Once again, Well Done !!

  7. Malalai
    09/06/2017 / 10:50 am

    Well done! I see that you had a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing. Great video!

  8. 09/06/2017 / 1:57 pm

    We have run a color run before. It was so much fun, though we didn’t get to choose our charity. The colors definitely kept us going! Congratulations!!

    • 13/06/2017 / 11:45 am

      Oh yes- it certainly did. It was such a great atmosphere to take part in.

    • 13/06/2017 / 11:46 am

      Thank you Susie. I was really surprised at how much fun it was too!

  9. 09/06/2017 / 4:02 pm

    What a lovely thing to do. I’m glad you can’t do it without eye protection! Congrats #FabFridayPosts

  10. 09/06/2017 / 7:00 pm

    Well done you!!! I’m doing the pretty muddy Race for life next week and then the colour twilight walkathon a few weeks after that. I cant wait 🙂

    • 13/06/2017 / 11:51 am

      Oh Wow! How did it go? Did you get really muddy? Where did you do it? The colour Twilight walkathon sound great too. I need to look up these. Sound very interesting. Good Luck with both of your race! x

    • 13/06/2017 / 11:53 am

      Haha! I know! It’s crazy isn’t it, but yes – it was so much fun! Thank you Annette. x

  11. 09/06/2017 / 11:33 pm

    It looks like you had a lot of fun doing this. Well done for doing it! Good luck with the fundraising. #FabFridayPost

    • 13/06/2017 / 11:54 am

      Thank you so much. I have had one of the most amazing day in a while. x

  12. 10/06/2017 / 11:22 am

    Well done! It looks like lots of fun rather than lots of effort – my kind of race, I’m rubbish at running ha ha. xx

    • 13/06/2017 / 11:55 am

      Haha Me too! That’s why I have chosen this kind of race. lol! Thanks for popping by. xx

  13. 10/06/2017 / 11:04 pm

    Congratulations to you all 🙂

  14. 11/06/2017 / 1:25 am

    Wow well done Su!! I was ready for signing up to this then found out I am pregnant so couldnt do it! I will be going in for this next year for sure! #fabfridaypost

  15. 11/06/2017 / 8:40 pm

    Well done! I’m so glad you enjoyed it, I do love running. That reminds me I have to get back into training – thanks for the prompt! #FabFridayPost

  16. 12/06/2017 / 12:01 pm

    Congratulations on a colorful job, well done! Looked like fun too! The video was a great touch and I love a good cause too! #FabFridayPost How much did you all raise?

    • 13/06/2017 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you Lisa. It was such a great day. We raised £160 in total. Our target was £100. There was such a great support around us. x

  17. 12/06/2017 / 1:37 pm

    Well done ladies, I would love to do one of these! Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • 13/06/2017 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you Sarah. Let’s do the one in London together! If your kids over 12 yo – they can participate too! x

  18. 13/06/2017 / 6:29 am

    Congratulations on the run. It’s always fun to run for a cause. We have something called the Pinkathon for Breast Cancer Awareness. I did the 5K for the first time with them. It’s a fun run because everyone is relaxed (unless you’re competing) and the music is great as is the bonhomie. And of course it helps create awareness. Good luck for your collection.

    • 13/06/2017 / 12:08 pm

      Thank you so much. & Congratulations to you too! It is great isn’t it – when the atmosphere is really relaxed. Yes – the music help a lot too. xx

  19. 15/06/2017 / 8:28 pm

    Well done, that’s a great achievement

  20. 18/06/2017 / 5:28 pm

    I’ve seen colour runs advertised and thought about doing one, but I’m so unfit at the moment! Good on you for taking part and raising so much money. I’m always saying that I want to get back into running, so I need to find something fun like this to aim for. Thank you for sharing with us at #AdventureCalling

    • 18/06/2017 / 7:08 pm

      Yes – this will be a perfect way to get back into it. I can assure you. It was so much fun! x

  21. 20/06/2017 / 10:37 am

    Well done to everyone involved – it looks like a brilliant and fun event. I love the idea of it being a colour run and you give great advice about the need for glasses to stop the powder from getting in your eyes. Massive congratulations on surpassing your target too. Thanks for joining us on #adventurecalling calling I hope you can again tomorrow.

    • 20/06/2017 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you very much. It was great fun! Thank you for hosting too.

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