$24 for Entry to The Neon Run at Alameda County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 1 ($49 Value)

The Alameda County Fairgrounds

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Early humans developed the ability to sprint in order to chase down sprightly prey and invented long-distance running to escape from slowly approaching glaciers. Follow in their fossilized footsteps with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $24 for one entry in The Neon Run ($49 value)

At the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 1, runners don either glowing costumes or plain black or white T-shirts for a neon-themed 5K. The race’s course wends through six glow stations, which spritz runners from above with a clothing-safe, water-based spray that radiates light. The race closes with a finish-line party dubbed the Neon Festival, which provides live entertainment. The course is open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.—with the first wave of runners starting at 7 p.m.

Each registration includes a runner’s bib, neon run headband, a small bottle of neon glow paint or powder, and a post-race refreshment. For more information, see the event details and the race FAQs.

The Neon Run

The Neon Run brings the age-old traditions of running competitions into the 21st century, using a 5K course built around glow stations, from which a water-based formula rains down on runners. The liquid radiates light; coupled with the black lights and LED along the route, it creates a surreal confusion of color. The race culminates in a Neon Festival, in which each runner is armed with a personal bottle of glow paint or powder.


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    The Alameda County Fairgrounds

    4501 Pleasanton Ave.

    Pleasanton, California 94566

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In a Nutshell

At six glow stations along a 5K course lit by black lights, a combination of water-based UV paint & powder rains down on runners

The Fine Print

Expires Mar 1st, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Groupon voucher is not your ticket into the event. Online registration required by 2/14/2014. May register day of event for additional $5 fee. Must sign waiver. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Strollers ok. Pets not allowed in race. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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