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Color Mob 5K Run - Irvine Lake, Silverado, CA
Pictures, a video & event info from the 2012 Color Mob 5K race held at Irvine Lake, Silverado, Orange County, CA.

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Color Mob Picture Station
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Getting Ready To Run
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Thousands of Runners

This past weekend we attended the 2012 Color Mob 5K Run held on Saturday December 8th at Irvine Lake in Silverado, Orange County, California.

The event was inspired by the Hindu "Festival of Colors" known as "Holi" which is primarily celebrated in India and Nepal. Holi celebrates the beginning of spring and the victory of good over evil. Hindus spend the day covering each other in colored powders or colored water.

In addition to vast amounts of colored cornstarch powder, the inaugural Color Mob 5K also featured live music, a beer garden, food trucks, free promotional samples and a scenic view of Irvine Lake.

Tickets for the event were $50 per person or $25 from the Living Social or Groupon websites. Parking was either $5 for general parking or $10 for the time saving VIP lot.

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First Colors Flying Up
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Irvine Lake is located at 5305 Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado, CA 92676. The event was scheduled to start at 10 PM and end at 2 PM "ish" but the start was postponed due to heavy traffic going in to the parking lot.

We opted to pay an extra $5 for the $10 VIP parking lot since we had friends already waiting for us in the registration line. It was well worth the extra cost to park quickly and to leave the event rapidly in the afternoon.

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The food trucks that were at the after party included Burger Monster, The Lime Truck and The Bakery Truck. We picked up a few energy drink samples from the Monster and WorX tents before heading over to Diamond Jamboree in Irvine for our first Shabu Shabu experience at "SWSH" which is a Japanese hot pot restaurant (similar to The Melting Pot fondue restaurants).
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5K Race Beginning
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First Color Station - Green
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2nd Color Station - Red
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Picturesque Irvine Lake
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Mid Run High Five
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Blue Guys
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Girls In Ballerina Tutu Skirts
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Mid Race Water Station
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Group Photo
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Blue Color Powder Station
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Santa Claus Runner
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Back At Start Line
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During the 5K, I captured a few video clips and later edited them together into a short movie. The sound is muffled since I had my Canon Elph 300 HS inside of a underwater camera case.

To view the video clip, click on the blue link below. To download the video to your hard drive, right click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save Link As". The file is encoded in the WMV (Windows Media Video) format, runs a little over 4 minutes long and has a file size of 107 MB.
 

Color Mob 5K Video Clip - Irvine Lake, Silverado CA

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Beer Garden
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Free Promo Products
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Food Trucks
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Fishermen Leaving Lake
For more of my related photo galleries, click on the following links: Laguna Beach, Griffith Observatory, Point Dume - Malibu, California Vacation 2005, 2012 Nike US Open of Surfing, Barrett Jackson Orange County Automotive Auctions, Laguna Beach Sunset, Paddle For Privates, 2013 Rose Parade - Pasadena, CA and the Orange County Boat & RV Festival.

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