Tips for your 1st Glow Race

Tips for Your 1st Glow Race

Thinking about running in a glow run?

We had a lot of fun at our very 1st glow run with the Neon Vibe 5K and we’ve enjoyed a few more since then which is why I’ve created a list of a few tips to have the best glow run experience possible.

1. Wear as much white or neon clothes as possible to maximize your glow

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2. Find extra fun glow accessories

You will get some with your race, but to really stand out, look for some creative accessories online or you can stock up at a local dollar store.

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3. Get a before and after shot

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4. Coat your hair and face with color just because you can

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5. Bring a ziploc bag or waterproof case if you plan on bringing your phone with you during the race otherwise you might want to bribe someone to take pictures for you

6. Have a plan of where to meet in case you get separated from each other during the race

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I have run a few of these types of races now and we have gotten temporarily separated from our group a few times. It’s good to have a plan in place or your race experience will not be as fun.

7. If you have sensitive eyes, wear sunglasses to keep the color out of your eyes

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8. Pack extra clothes

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There is a good chance that you might not want to ride home covered head to toe in colored chalk.

9. Bring garbage bags or towels to cover your car seats

Trust me, you don’t want you car to be covered in colored dust.

10. Keep in mind that not everyone can rock a full covered neon body suit, but this event is all about fun, so who cares!!! Just be prepared to dance!

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11. Have Fun!

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Remember that a fun run is just that..FUN! So don’t take it too seriously. If you wanted a serious competitive race, you should have signed up for one. Just enjoy making memories by running through a rainbow of color in the dark.

Neon Vibe Race Entry Discount and Giveaway ~ Dayton

Do you love fun runs or have you always wanted to try one? 

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Then I’ve got the perfect race for you!

The Neon Vibe 5k is coming to Dayton, Ohio on Saturday, August 10th at Welcome Stadium. 

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Here is what the race organizers have to say about the race:

The Neon Vibe after dark fun-run will have you and your friends glowing crazy with color and dancing all night! Did we mention we had color that glows under black lights – and lots of it! Think of it like this – there’s 5K’s, and then there’s running a 5K in black lights with loads of color! This is the most fun you will ever have at a run!

YOU are our color canvas, and when you’re finished with this 5k run you’ll be a vivid glowing masterpiece. So tag your friends and hook everybody up with the best night-time 5K run. This is one amazing run you will not want to miss! Register for the craziness today before we are sold out in your city.

This race sounds so fun and I can’t wait to try it!

Here are the details for how you can glow and go!

Registration is $45 until Aug. 9th and $50 on August 10th.

*Kids 8 and under can run FREE of charge, but they will not receive a runner’s packet (shirt, glow materials, bib, etc.)

Your registration will provide you with a race bib, t shirt, glow color and other glow goodies… and a portion will also go to local charity, Dayton Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

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Check in begins at 6:30pm

Race begins at 8:30pm

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*A few tips- Wear something that you don’t mind getting messed up and bring garbage bags to place over your seats.


Want to save $5?

Just type in the discount code “ADVENTURE”

*****I’ve also been given a race entry to giveaway to the Dayton Neon Vibe 5k!!!!!!!!

To Enter

Comment on this post by sharing what why you want to run in the Dayton Neon Vibe 5K race by 9 pm on Tuesday, August 6th. (required to enter).

*Bonus entries (comment separately for each one)

Become a fan of the adventure mom on Facebook and comment here that you did.

Subscribe for email updates and comment that you did.


*I will use to select the winning entry  and the winner will be announced on facebook and emailed. Winner must not have won another giveaway within 30 days.


The Welcome Stadium is located at 1601 S Edwin C Moses Blvd, Dayton , OH 45417.



Disclosure: I was given a complimentary race entry for giveaway and review purposes. All opinions are my own.