Glow-in-the-Dark 5K Dance Party

This weekend Ashley, Stephen, the hubs and I hit up LivingSocial’s Glow-in-the-Dark 5K Dance Party. At $39 a ticket, it’s been about the same as the other novelty races we’ve done recently.

Getting ready for the 5k Dance Party

Getting ready for the 5k Dance Party.

Stoked for the Living Social 5k

We headed down to Turner Field around 8:30, having learned our lesson from The Color Run about coming early/on time. We got to the waiting area behind the start line around the time the first runners were due to start, but since it was still pretty light out we waited a while before we got to start.

Waiting to get this glow race started

Waiting to get this glow race started.

Livingsocial 5k Dance Party

Living Social Glow in Dark 5k

Still waiting to start!

The start was where the Hot Chocolate Run finished, but it wasn’t the same course in reverse. This course did some switchbacking in a couple of Turner Field’s parking lots. I thought this would be cool, but it makes for a sorta boring and uninspired run, since you can see where you’re going. There were fun arches, tunnels, and other lighted things to make the run fun and glow-in-the-dark, though, which was nice.

Glow arches

Glow arches to run through.

Taking a quick pic in the glow tunnel

Taking a quick pic in the glow tunnel.

Another type of glow tunnel

Another type of glow tunnel.

Intergalactic proton powered electrical tentacled advertising droids

Intergalactic proton powered electrical tentacled advertising droids

Stephen crossing the finish line

Stephen crossing the finish line.

After the race we drank some tepid water, snapped some victory photos, got on the massive line to buy $3 King of Pops popsicles, and took in the dance party for a while. I didn’t feel much like drinking after running in the heat, and didn’t dance very much as a result. But it was great to look at people’s outfits and watch their dance moves. The energy of the crowd was pretty good, and it seemed like everyone was having a good time.

We all made it through the glow-in-the-dark 5k

We all made it!

Posing after the glow race

The DJ for the 5k Dance Party

The dance party

The LivingSocial Glow-in-the-Dark 5K Dance Party was a decently fun race, benefitting Mercy Corps and d.light. If you’re the type of person who enjoys dancing, this is a great race for you. Plus, if you are proactive and can get three friends to join you, buying their tickets from your custom link, your ticket becomes free. I would certainly consider running this race again next year, if they change up the course a bit.


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