Beating your best time is one of the great human challenges, alongside raising a child and peeling a ripe mango without basically ruining it. Go the distance with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for registration for one (a $80 value)
- $69 for registration for two (a $160 value)
The SoGlow 5K takes place on Saturday, September 14, at 7 p.m. outside the House of Blues. All racers receive a t-shirt, goodie bag, glow-in-the-dark accessories, and invite to the post-race party inside the House of Blues. Runners with strollers are welcome, but are requested to start at the back of the field for safety. See the FAQs for more info.
The glow sticks that runners in the SoGlow 5K wear around their heads don’t mop up much sweat, but they definitely add to the race’s sense of spectacle. Held at night, the race encourages runners to wear as much fluorescent apparel as possible while they run or walk the 5K route. Complicating matters, the course features 12 scavenger hunt posts with clues that racers must solve before they can cross the finish line, where a neon mass of runners converge for the post-race party.
Runners and walkers clad in white T-shirts gather and prepare for the starting bell. Once it sounds, they take off to run a simple 5K route, but by end, they’ll hardly recognize themselves. That’s because along the way they will pass glow zones, where watchers douse them in a nontoxic neon powder that glows under the black lights and changes their clothes into artwork. Once they cross the finish line, they attend the Blacklight Run After Party, complete with DJ-spun tunes and another color throw every 15 minutes as photographers snap shots.