Tempe Trophy gif of team getting covered in yellow color

Color Vibe 5k in Tempe

It’s essential for the Tempe Trophy staff to work as a team. As a shop with about seven employees, the workload requires everyone to communicate well and not be afraid to ask for a helping hand. We also value having a good time together. Last Saturday, the Tempe Trophy team took on the Color Vibe 5k at the Arizona Mills Mall. All of us attended and even brought our family members to enjoy the color run.

Tempe Trophy Team dancing after the Color Vibe 5k
Tempe Trophy Team dancing after the Color Vibe 5k

The Color Vibe 5k is a run (or walk) where all participants get showered with colored powder by each other or through color stations. There was also a lot of dancing in the beginning and the end of the run. From the Tempe Trophy team members to the little kids in our group, we all had a lot of fun being messy with the fascinating colors.

Before and After

The Tempe Trophy crew and family and friends before the start of the 5k
The Tempe Trophy crew and family and friends before the start of the 5k

Before we began the 5k, we all met up to take a photo. When the race started, we all went at our own paces. Most of the people in attendance were walking or sprinting as opposed to running the whole 3 miles. We turned out to have 3 groups. Jason’s family led in the front  with their energized little kids. Most of the staff walked together to the finish line where we all received a cool Color Vibe medal made out of rubber.

Until the music was over, we threw around our remaining color packets and danced in front of the DJ on the stage. We also took an after photo, which came out way more colorful than the “before.”

The Tempe Trophy crew and family and friends after completing the 5k
The Tempe Trophy crew and family and friends after completing the 5k

The Team Shares Their Experience

Seeing each other almost everyday, the Tempe Trophy team has become its own little family. Personally, I loved attending the color run because it was great to step out of the work environment with the team for a change. It reminded me of our mid-year celebration at Main Event where we all got to bowl and play laser tag together. I’m glad my first color run was with the Tempe Trophy team.

On account of some unfortunate chafing, Jason said, “I wish I had followed Andy from “The Office” and been prepared for this very real danger. If you or someone you love is a slightly soggy middle aged man attempting a “Fun Run” please warn them of this very real danger!”

One of our newer team members Aubrey said, “Walking the Color Run was the first time that I’d ever done any fun activity as coworkers, and it was a very delightful experience. It definitely strengthened my relationships with my fellow co-workers. It was great to see a fun side to everyone, a blast was definitely had by all.” It was hard not to have fun with colors flying everywhere.

Norma, our shop manager, said, “This was my first 5k ever. I was a little intimidated because I thought it was a run and I just don’t run—unless a clown is chasing me. I was anxious when I got there and saw lots of people but my Tempe Trophy Crew helped to ease my worries. Most of us walked together the whole time and it was so fun. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to do this walk with my people and hope to do it many more times.”

Tempe Trophy Team post-Color Vibe 5k
Tempe Trophy Team post-Color Vibe 5k