From Our Editors
Everyone runner that arrives at the ColorBlast 5K Glo Run's end point looks like he or she just escaped in from an exploding neon factory. In addition to sporting this prismatic new fashion statement, they all seem to have smiles on their faces. That's because the event is more of a celebration than a competition—sporting the fanciest glow sticks takes precedence over getting the best time you can. In fact, lingering at key points along the 5K route is encouraged. It's at these locations, named rave stations, that runners encounter a mini-disco full of black lights, disco balls, and even a live DJ. After snapping a couple hundred selfies, racers can continue to the finish line, where the DJ will be spinning both music and lights. These pounding beats and futuristic glow announce a collective victory, not just for each participant but the community as a whole. 100% of proceeds from each Color Blast 5K Glo Run benefits Omni Youth Services and local food banks.