Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Folsom Glow Run Is Approaching Quickly — Register Today!

Join Folsom Parks & Recreation October 5th for the Glow Run — a wild and crazy glowing “fun” run (or walk)!

Show your glow — let your creative juices flow and add spark to your event experience by dressing up in a costume that glows, blinks, shines, sparkles ... and stands out from the crowd.

It’s not about how fast you run, it’s all about the experience you’ll have along the way!  Come for the run... but stay for the FUN!

Here’s what you can expect along the way:
  • Hop, skip, jump, run or walk along the glowing marked trail
  • Rock out to music at multiple points along the course – stop and bust a move
  • Blast your buddies with Silly String in the special String Zone
  • Chalk It Up at the station where you’re invited to leave your mark
  • Glowing start / finish line
  • Awesome photo ops
  • A thousand glowing runners will make their way over the Lake Natoma Crossing
All that, PLUS all registered participants will receive:
  • Commemorative Glow Run drink cup at the finish line
  • Glow items including eyeglasses, bracelets and necklaces
  • Special Sutter Street merchant discounts on event night with your Glow Run cup
  • Awesome memories from a fabulous fun night with friends and family!
Register TODAY before this great event sells out!  Here’s how:
- Log onto
- You may register as a team or an individual, or enjoy the Family Pack discount.
(Note: a team is made up of four or more runners)
- Register Early – for the best pricing and to avoid disappointment when they sell out!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can kids participate?
Yes, this is a family-friendly event, just make sure everyone who’s participating has their glow on!

Can I push a stroller?
Yes!  Deck out your ride – add lights and bling it up!

Can dogs participate?
Yes, but for everyone’s safety – including your dog’s – please start at the back of the pack.  And make sure your four-legged friend is safely attached to a leash at all times — with some doggy glow, too!

What should I wear?
Bright colors, glow paint, glow sticks, neon bracelets, necklaces, neon tights... whatever makes you happy and helps you show your glow!  Glowing costumes are encouraged. (Don’t forget your running shoes!)

What is the Glow Run route?
The start and finish of the Glow Run take place in Folsom’s Historic District.  The route is an approximate 4K — a 2.5-mile course that’s mostly flat, and very doable for everyone, from walkers to runners.
You’ll start on Sutter Street following the glowing trail over the Truss Bridge, to Negro Bar State Park, and return on the path that will lead you to the Lake Natoma Crossing and back to Sutter Street and the finish.

What time should I get there?
On-site registration and packet pick-up begins at 4 p.m. (the run begins at 7:45 p.m.)  Check in and get your bib number and your goodies. Rock out to the DJ while you check out all the great costumes and wait for the run to begin.  They’ll let you know when to head to the start line, then get ready to run, hop, skip or walk in the dark and show your glow to light up the night in Folsom!

Where do I park?
There’s abundant free public parking in Folsom’s Historic District, including the parking structure on the corner of Reading and Leidesdorf streets as well as multiple surface lots. Please note that Sutter Street will remain open to traffic until just prior to the race start.

800-998 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom

For additional information visit the Folsom Parks & Recreation Department's webxsite here:

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of the Folsom Parks & Recreation Department.

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