Outdoors | Recreation,
GLOW. FUN. RUN. 5K
On Friday, April 5, participants and spectators will gather for the The Glow Fun Run 5k, a 3.1-mile event more about the fun and less about the run. We add in black lights, glow sticks and electronic style DJ music beats to make the experience unforgettable. Each runner receives a runner's bib, an event T-shirt, and glow-in-the-dark items such as necklaces and glow sticks. Participants can also bring additional glow-in-the-dark items and outfits. There will be a costume contest and dance contest as part of traditional awards ceremony. The run starts at 8:00 p.m., and late registration will be available on site 2.5 hours prior to race start.
Runners can pick up their packets on Wednesday, April 3, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Big Peach Running Company, 4567 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 45677 (404)676-6786 ; Thursday, April 4, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Phidippides Atlanta, Ansley Mall, Atlanta, GA 33213, (404) 875-4268; or on race night from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. to allow for an on time start.
As night falls, participants in the Glow Fun Run 5k pull on glow in the dark T-shirts, wear glow-in-the dark glasses, and don their arms and necks with glow sticks. Spectators look on as the crowd of illuminated runners, which includes kids and adults of all ages, make their way through a 5-kilometer course that winds through downtown Atlanta city streets and the Georgia Institute of Technology's historic campus.
The event culminates with an massive after party, where DJ's spin live music and assorted black lights cast out and help illuminate the throng of glow fun runners. The combination of non stop music, the most fun night time fitness activity and lights-help create a high-adrenaline atmosphere as attendees run, dance and party with their fellow glow runners and walkers. In each participating city, The Glow Fun Run 5k makes a significant donation to an associated local and/or national charity cause.