Running at night is a good way to avoid the sun and escape the parasol vendors who haunt the city's streets by day. Hit the pavement with this Groupon.
$25 for a Race Registration on September 20 (Up to $50 Value)
For the Firefly Run, racers meet at Kemper Arena on September 20 before lining up at the starting line at 8:00 p.m.. Along with registration, each participant receives a themed T-shirt, two Firefly Run 3M reflective LED light bands, a glow-in-the-dark participant bracelet, a race bib, and admission to the postrace dance party. A GoPro Hero HD video camera is awarded to the winner of the costume contest at 9:00 p.m..
Firefly Run 5K
The Firefly Run combines the rigor of a 5K and a 10K race with the kaleidoscopic colors of a light show. LED beams and lasers pierce the dark, leading racers decked out in light-festooned gear through nighttime streets and parks to raise money for charity. Race coordinators keep competitors bright by encouraging them to wear costumes fitted with glow sticks, cartoonish helmets, light-up armbands, or any other light-themed decoration. Beyond the finish line, runners and audiences alike celebrate at a postrace dance party with live entertainment, visual effects, and a costume contest that rewards unique outfits and the athlete who was able to ward off the most gremlins.