The New 5K Trend: Glow Runs
Imagine dressing up in head-to-toe neon, accessorizing with glow sticks, blinking lights, and neon paint, and heading out to jam to awesome music with friends. It sounds like a pretty awesome party, right? That’s what a glow run is—you just get your exercise in, too!
Glow runs are offered by a variety of companies in cities across the country. They’re held at night—typically starting between 8 and 9:30 PM—so you can get the full glow effect. They usually kick off with a 5K run or walk—some feature fancy lighting effects and black-light tunnels along the course—and end with a big dance party at the finish line. “Come ready to have a good time and be decked out in neon,” says Caitlin Patrick, event director for Glow Run 5K.
Celebs like Seth Rogen and Vanessa Hudgens have gotten in on the action, too—Rogen participated in an Electric Run at the end of last year, and Hudgens hosted Los Angeles’ first Electric Run last week decked outin neon pink spandex, a polar bear hat, and white fur boots. (Um, awesome!) “[Electric Run] is more like going to a concert or a music festival with a group of your friends than it is going to the park for a 5K-in-the-morning kind of a thing,” says Evan Miller, director of marketing at Electric Run.
Want to give one of these runs a glow?