Exercise & Fitness

Ready, Set, Glow

It’s time to light up the night.

The Glow Run 5K (or 3.1 miles for those of us with an aversion to conversion) is back. Whether you’re a casual walker or avid runner, the Glow Run 5K is all about having fun, being with friends, and making new ones among the neon lights.

With black light zones, a glowing finish line chute, and runners covered head-to-toe in neon glow items, The Glow Run takes a normal 5K and turns it into a party. No party is complete without a DJ, who will be on course spinning the latest dance mixes to keep you pumped up. Kicking off Saturday at 9 p.m. at Arrowhead Stadium, the pre-party includes free face painting and a Glow Zumba warmup.

After the race, stick around for the after party for dancing, giveaways, and contests where you can be crowned for various glowing achievements such as “Best Outfit” and “Dance Champion.” Get your glow on and register at glowrun5k.com/KC, and invite friends to be on your team for discounted registration. All participants will receive a Glow in the Dark Finisher’s Medal, a Glow Run t-shirt, and entry to the Post Race After Party. –Kathryn Greene

 Photo via Glow Run 5K’s Facebook page.