Back in March, I told you about the newest “fun run” craze — the electric run . Well, I just received word that Erie will be getting it’s own nighttime fun run called the Glow Run 5K on Sunday, May 25 (Memorial Day weekend).
The event will be held at Penn State Behrend and will be a family-friendly event with an after party with a DJ and a laser light show. And, cost is just $25 per person and $20 per person for teams of two or more (a bargain compared to the cost of most color, mud or other “fun” runs).
Here’s all the info from the race organizer, United Service Corp.:
Dates have been confirmed for a night fun run GLOW RUN 5K for Sunday evening of Memorial Day weekend next year on the Penn State Behrend campus hosted by the United Service Corps. Promising to be an evening of fun for the whole family, the race will culminate in an after celebration party with live DJ and laser light show.
Participants decorate with neon, glow sticks and LED paraphernalia as they traverse the three mile course creating a electric visual and physical experience. Along the route they’ll encounter glow stations like a neon forest, black light tunnel and a laser light chute.
Penn State Behrend’s Athletic Director Brian Streeter has promised a fun and challenging course setup that will take runners and walkers through the heart of campus and to some of the outer field trails and in and out of lighted areas.
“We created some fun award categories for the fastest Glow Bug runners and for the slowest Glow Worms and we’re giving away Kindle Fires as prizes. We even have a team award for best Glow that we’re giving a$100 dining gift certificate to Pineapple Eddies,” said Executive Director of United Service Corps, Angela Magee.
Nearly 3,000 participants are anticipated for the GLOW RUN 5K next year and spots are expected to sell out. Early registration is $25.00 per individual and $20.00 per person for teams of two or more. For more details and to register go to: www.unitedservicecorps.com/glowrun.
Event proceeds benefit the United Service Corps I Go, You Go Scholarship Fund.
Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The United Service Corps is a student volunteer organization sending volunteers abroad to serve global needs through service oriented travel programs. For more information contact angela.magee@@unitedservicecorps.com.