I was super excited to hear about BEATS BY DRE’S BEATS1RUN and how people in 4 different cities (3 of them being past or present homebases for me) were all going to be running simultaneously at the same time! LOS ANGELES, NYC, LONDON & PARIS!

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I had just recently completed my first 15k and 10k so I must first admit that hearing it was only a 5k when I run 6-8k weekly made the pressure instantly come off and for me, this became about having a good time and going around to see the beautiful city of Paris by night.

We started out by completing our registration and getting ours tees and Powerbeats 2 the gear of choice for this race. A comfortable small set of wireless earphones that could be connected easily to the BEATS BY DRE bluetooth setting to hear the live broadcast of DJ Samantha Ronson for the run.

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Runners doing the race in 20-25 minutes
Joggers 30 minutes
and Walkers 45.

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We started the race on the bridge near palais tokyo in colors and the energy was so amazing overlooking the seine and the eiffel tower! It was really cool to be with friends for a nice, easy, cool run. The Powerbeats 2 were really comfortable to run in and the perfect volume too.

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In my head I had in mind that it was only a 5k and I have been training so much lately, I took off way too fast and halfway through had to slow it down. Pacing yourself in the beginning is so important, but it’s fun to race and run fast sometimes too;)

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Was cool to see some familiar faces and my squad from Paris Running Club. There were cool lights and flares around every corner and we finished to a really fun party at VIP room!

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Was the perfect cool run before the weather gets colder! I even used my new headphones for spin class today! The music, the weather, the mood, and the beautiful Paris city light for the run last night made for such a happy, cool weekends end!

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Gros Merci to the Beats by Dre team for inviting me!

PHOTOS: COURTESY BEATS BY DRE