Becoming a champion athlete requires focus, resilience, and constantly making sure your opponents don't drink your sweat to steal your life energy. Don't get licked with this Groupon to the Glow Dallas 5K run at Reverchon Park. For $15, you get one race registration, T-shirt, and complimentary glow-in-the-dark jewelry for the run on Friday, August 3 (a $30 value). Groupon redemption begins at 7 p.m.
The Katy Trail winds for 3.5 miles through the city of Dallas, challenging runners, cyclists, and energetic fishermen to fluently dash from the Trinity River to White Rock Creek without obstruction. It winds through Dallas' most densely populated areas from Southern Methodist University to Victory Park, connecting Highland Park, Turtle Creek, Uptown, Victory Park, and downtown Dallas. On Friday, August 3, as the sun begins to pull daylight from the trail, charity-driven runners will illuminate their path garbed in provided glowing bracelets and necklaces and reflective tape during the Glow Dallas 5K. Like rebellious fireflies abandoning their traditional yellow hues, the runners brighten the landscape with neon streaks of pink, blue, and green light.
Proceeds from the 5K and 1-mile kids' run benefit the nonprofit organization Back on My Feet, which strives to help the homeless and underserved communities by providing continuing support for their independence and self-sufficiency.