Glow In The Dark 5K DC

After running the Runner’s World 10K last weekend I decided I wanted to look back on my past races and my personal records.

Half Marathon (13.1 miles) – 2:54:23 (Country Music Marathon 4/24/10)

15K (9.3 miles) 1:47:08 (DC Hot Chocolate 12/3/11)

10K (6.2 miles) – 1:11:22 (Cranberry Crawl 11/19/11)

5 mile – 0:56:09 (Alexandria Turkey Trot 11/24/11)

And then it hit me… I have never run a 5K race!  My very first road race was a half marathon back in 2010 and since them I have done a 15K, a 5 mile race, and two 10K races.  Funny how I’ve never run the shortest of the road races.

As luck would have it, LivingSocial contacted me this week and asked if I’d like to run the Glow in the Dark 5k DC and of course I couldn’t resist!

The Glow in the Dark 5K DC takes place at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC Friday, November 9, 2012 at 7PM.

What do you get with a ticket?

  • Entrance to the 5K fun run and the afterparty
  • Official 5K Dance Party T-shirt
  • Glow apparel
  • One (1) complimentary beer for participants over 21 and free soft drink if under 21
  • A Friday night like you’ve never experienced

What are the rules of the 5K Dance Party?

  • Rule #1: All participants 18+ are welcome…runners, joggers, walkers, dancers.
  • Rule #2: Wear all black and as much glow apparel as you can…let’s light up the night!
  • Rule #3: Have fun and don’t be THAT guy or girl…smile, say hi to strangers, give high fives, love life.

Glow in the Dark 5K DC

Unfortunately this 5K is not timed, so I will not get an official 5K PR but at least I can finally run a 5K race and have a great time while doing it!  If you’ve been wanting to run a 5K, this is a great way to get a race in but not have the pressure of doing it under a certain time.  This would be a great first race!

If you live in the DC area come and join the Glow in the Dark party with Neal and I on November 9th!  Tickets can be purchased through LivingSocial.  Their website also has a lot of information, including info on packet pickup.

A portion of the proceeds from this race will be used to donate 1,000 solar lamps to schoolchildren in Somalia without electricity through d.light and Mercy Corps — two organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people suffering from the effects of poverty and oppression.

Are you ready to glow?  Let me know if you’re signing up!  I’d love to meet y’all at the race.

Glow in the Dark 5K DC

Disclosure: LivingSocial provided me with an entry to the Glow in the Dark 5K.  Opinions expressed in this post are my own.


  1. says

    Hi Ashley …

    That looks like a race that everyone will enjoy so much they’ll forget they’re running!

    Hope your refocus on the diet side of things is going well, combined with all your activity you are going to be unstoppable!

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