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On Friday, October 11, ElectroDash races through Vancouver, equipping runners with glow-in-the-dark bracelets and headgear before sending them on a 5K race across the city. Starting at 7 p.m., runners will fly from the Pacific National Exhibition, their path leading them through a mesmerizing light show. They will sprint under an octet of glowing arches and jog through a sea of shining beams on their way to the finish line, where pulsing dance music and free swag await. The race isn't timed. Anyone who wants to stroll to the tune of their own accordion is welcome.
The ElectroDash's organizers score their 5K night runs with the most appropriate soundtrack: electronic dance music. The pulsing beats, which can be heard at runs throughout Canada and the United States, attract runners to tackle the neon-light illuminated course. On the track, a slew of light displays, lasers, fog tunnels, projected images and black lights highlight competitors' eye-dazzling accessories, including neon duds, glow-in-the-dark glasses, and water bottles filled with an excited anglerfish. Though the ElectorDash's main mission is fun, it also champions giving back to the community by donating a portions of the proceeds to support a local charity.