- $39 for entry to The Glo Run 5k with energy upgrade ($65 value)
The 5K starts at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at Hoffman Estates. Participants run through a safari-themed course featuring glowing lions and giraffes, a 100-foot-long cheetah, and a dazzling light show. Then, once they cross the finish line, they enter a high-energy DJ dance party. Runners can pick up their packets at the start line starting at 8 p.m.. At 9:45 p.m.., the DJ starts spinning at the finish line, where racers party like animals.
The energy upgrade includes a Glo logo T-shirt, six pieces of glow-in-the-dark swag, and light-up sunglasses.
The Glo Run
The Glo Run’s 5K fun run event always takes place at night, but it doesn’t seem like it. The course is lined with black lights and lasers, and runners sport glow-in-the-dark gear from t-shirts to sunglasses. On-course DJs add to the festivities, blasting tunes as the untimed participants run, walk, or dance to the finish line. Even more DJs await them there at the glow-in-the-dark after party, which lights up the night better than a raccoon that's swallowed a flashlight.