- $30 for entry to the ElectroDash 5K on Friday, March 21 at Florida State Fairgrounds (up to $60 value)
Runners donning neon and glow-in-the-dark garb converge at the Florida State Fairgrounds to experience a mind-blowing 5k night course. The first wave of runners departs at 8:30 p.m., and subsequent waves leave every 10 minutes until 9:10 p.m. Runners receive a T-shirt, a pair of glow glasses, and a glow bracelet. After competitors cross the finish line, they can get down at the post-race party with DJ tunes.
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.