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Race preview: 2015 Blacklight Run (Portland, OR)


Photo courtesy of Blacklight Run

Not all races and runs need to be competitive. Sometimes it's just nice to get some of your non-running friends in on the action and for you to break from the mileage counting and let loose. The Blacklight Run immediately emphasizes on their website that their event is about glow-tastic fun than it is about speed.

You throw on a white shirt (either your own, or the event shirt), and get covered in Blacklight Run UV Neon Glow Powder as you run or walk around under the blacklights for a three mile race! There are different colors of powders at different “zones” on the course–and all of the powders are natural and non-toxic. After you’ve finished the 5k, hang around for music and more glow powder (there’s a Celebration Glow Throw every fifteen minutes). The photos and video look awesome!

Blacklight Run – Portland
Where: Clark County Event Center; Ridgefield, WA
When: April 11th, 2015
Standard registration: $20 before March 20th, $40 after (includes tshirt, glow in the dark tattoo, race bib, donation to local charity, “glow pack,” admission to the after party)
VIP registration: $45 before March 20th, $75 after (includes everything in the standard registration plus VIP shirt, two LED rings, LED shades, an extra “glow pack” and VIP start chute)

Register online here

About Marilyn Tycer (71 Articles)
Marilyn Tycer was born and raised in the PNW. A former fencer for Duke University, Marilyn started running as a hobby in 2009. She was committed after finished a half marathon and they had run out of Jamba Juice--at that moment, Marilyn swore never to be that slow again. She's run every distance between the 5k and the full marathon, and loves to talk about running, especially races! Her other hobbies beer tasting and makeup. She writes her own blog, Lipgloss+Spandex (, and also writes for We Heart This (

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