Adding obstacles, color and even mud to races has become increasingly popular. People seem to like a little pizazz as they get their run on. I’m looking forward to shining bright for my next race – the Electric Run. The Electric Run is a 5K run that’s also a show featuring the participants. Runners are encouraged to get creative and show up in an awesome race day outfit that glows, shines, blinks, and dazzles. Not that creative? No worries, participants receive event shirts (men’s and women’s cuts), LED bracelets, glow necklaces, and glow sunglasses.
Each course has 5-10 distinct lighting experiences that include different artistic elements and different moods. They have in-house DJs and high-tech art and lighting directors that create an unforgettable experience that escalates as you cross the finish line. They welcome runners to stay and dance as long as they like while the DJs gets busy on the main stage.
Here’s a peek at the fun:
The Electric run is a family friendly event. You can run or walk, and kids age 7 and under are free and don’t need to register. They also allow strollers and encourage blinging it out with lights and glow sticks, too.
There are Electric Runs scheduled all over the U.S. I’ll be running the Atlanta location on May 11, 2013. For more information, visit ElectricRun.com
Lorraine Robertson is an author, nationally published freelance writer and creator of the site RunWifeyRun.com. After three marathons, 13 half marathons and countless smaller races she’s still packing her running shoes and looking for her next great race. Lorraine was featured on the Travel Channel’s “Great Cruises: Why Not The Mediterranean?” television show and her life-changing wedding appeared on TLC’s “A Wedding Story.” She lives in the metro Atlanta area with her husband, Napoleon and their kids, Miles, 11, and Milan, 9.
Disclosure: I received a free race entry for review purposes. As always, my thoughts and opinions are all my own.
Photos: Courtesy Electric Run