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City of Carrollton Holds Inaugural Glow Run 5K Event

Post Date:08/21/2019 7:21 PM

The City of Carrollton is excited to offer the inaugural Glow Run 5K on Saturday, September 28 at 8 p.m. at McInnish Sports Complex (2335 Sandy Lake Road).

Glow-Run-2019-imageLace-up your sneakers and get ready to glow. Runners will route through the sports complex for a full 5K. For those who want to take a more leisurely stroll to a beat, a one-mile fun run/walk will begin at 8 p.m. and is not a timed event. Dogs are allowed to run with their owners at no additional charge, but will not be awarded. The races will begin and end at McInnish Park Field 15.

Far from the average glow-in-the-dark event, runners can participate in a silent disco party during their run or walk using special wireless noise-canceling headphones. Music is broadcast through the headphones and controlled by three live DJs laying out tracks from the Top 40 and more. Join friends and family and tune into the same channel during the run.

After crossing the finish line, keep the headphones on for the Glow Run After Party. Continue dancing, grab a bite to eat, and revel in the accomplishment. The after party can also be attended without participating in either race and headphones for those not participating will be available for a rental fee of $5. A valid I.D. must be presented to rent the headphones. Headphone rental for participants is included in the registration fee.

Also a black light photo booth will be on site for capturing the moment and an inflatable track to test one’s competitive skills. Participants can race an opponent around the inflatable track by walking, running, or rolling around inside a 10-foot tall inflatable ball like a human hamster. Food trucks will be serving a variety of treats, including all-natural ice cream, all-natural dairy-free ice cream, and more.

Preregister by Monday, September 23 by 12 p.m. to receive the $25 rate. Preregistration guarantees glow gear, race T-shirt, and timing chip. Price increases to $30 on race day.

Packet pickup will be Friday, September 27 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Rosemeade Recreation Center (1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway).

Awards for the 5K will be given to the overall male and female winners and the top finishers in each age category (14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+).

Race Day Schedule

Race Day Check-In: 7-7:45 p.m.
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk: 8 p.m.
5K Run: 8:15 p.m.
Awards and After Party: 8:30-10:30 p.m.

To register and for more information, click here.

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