- $25 for race entry for one (a $50 value)
Held at Middleton Place, the Cosmic Glow Run 5K opens its gates for racers at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 2; the race starts at 8 p.m. Individuals can pick up their packets at Chucktown Fitness Friday, November 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Late packet pick-up will be available at Middleton Place on Saturday, November 2 at 6 p.m. After the starting gun sounds, runners take to the path as luminescent powder is thrown at them, and they become a sea of bright colors move through the nighttime course.
The Cosmic Glow Run 5K
Completing a nighttime 5K would be exhilarating even without special effects, but it's nothing compared to the pack of fluorescent runners that fly across The Cosmic Glow Run 5K's finish line. Adrenaline-boosting music thumps along to the feet of the runners, who speed, dance, or stroll through a course that leaves participants coated in a luminous, glow-in-the-dark powder that turns them into works of sweaty art. Afterward, DJs spin tunes almost as colorful as the racers during a triumphant nocturnal dance party. Proceeds from the race and corresponding shindig benefit LEARN, a horse rescue organization.
Mega Mud Run Challenge
Clean freaks aren’t welcome at the Mega Mud Run Challenge. The 5K race is full of obstacles that grow increasingly sloppy as stampedes of booted runners stir up chunks of turf. In addition to posing standard race challenges to endurance and speed, the rugged trail forces racers to crawl under nets through marsh grass, walk tightropes suspended over tidal creek mud, and scale a 17-foot knotted rope without the use of a hovercraft.
Racers can compete as individuals or in teams of four. For foursomes, two members must fireman's-carry their other teammates for the final 100-yard stretch, so they should prepare by practicing their carrying form and refraining from eating lead for breakfast. After the race, guests can unwind with beer and food—cash only—as an awards ceremony honors the top finishers.