On October 12th, 2014 the Happiest 5K Colorful run took place at Nasam, Sabah. If i am not mistaken, it was the first event in Kota Kinabalu. As a name suggest, it is indeed a colorful run. The check in is really early in the morning. It's around 7am to 10am.
For each kilometers miles stone achieved, we are splashed with 1 colorful powder to mark the achievement.
But this is nothing match of similar event in oversea. I have heard of such similar event of which participants are canonized more powerful spray of powder. Anyway, a big credit to The National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM) for organizing such a memorable event. The clean and dull t-shirt that we wear at the outset ended with 5 different colors.
Owh ya, if you like to take pictures while running, do not forget to wrapped your camera with the plastic food wrapper. Protect your equipment or else you might not gonna recognized it at the finishing line. Careful they don't splashed the colours you in the face. I can see few runners were rubbing their eyes. Remember to bring extra clothes or towel or anything to sit on for your car. Like me, I have to take 2 times long shower.
Don't forget to get all the free isotonic water after the race. I managed to get few bottles before I leave the event. This run is all about company, family and friends. It is not a competitive race. Like me and my friends ended up walking and just enjoying the event.
For those who were unable to join this time event, don't worry. Hopefully by next year they will be another enjoyful colorful running. Be prepared to get stained and colours. Just remember to smile and be happy! For us, it was definitely worth the experience, might even do it again next year! Wehuuuu