Chattanoogans will get a new kind of work out—a glow-in-the-dark one, on Saturday, Dec. 7. Glow Zoom 5k and the MainX24 Main Event, Glow 2.0, will kick off the late-night festivities for MainX24, while also giving Chattanoogans a glimpse at the latest race craze.
Glow Zoom 5k will be a timed race with a dance party atmosphere. Runners will enjoy live music along the race route, illuminated zones and the chance to dress in their favorite glow gear.
After the race wraps up, participants are encouraged to attend Glow 2.0 for dancing, glow-in-the-dark games, a fire pit lounge, cash bars and much more. While race participants receive party admission, non-runners may purchase Glow 2.0 tickets for $15.
The race and Glow 2.0 will benefit the Creative Discovery Museum and the variety of educational programs it offers to the community.
Henry Schulson, executive director of the Creative Discovery Museum, commented on their involvement: “We are delighted to participate in Glow Zoom. We are looking forward to an event that will be glowing with activities that fulfill our mission of inspiring all children to explore, innovate, create and play.”
The Young Professionals Association of Chattanooga (YPAC) is the presenting sponsor of the Glow Zoom and Glow 2.0 events. Additional sponsors include Sunny 92.3, Hits 96.5, WUUQ Classic Country, The Pulse and LEO Events.
"I'm really encouraged that YPAC members continue to bring forward such unique and creative events for the community,” said Josh Davis, current YPAC president. “We love engaging the city in fun ways, and I think Glow and the whole MainX24 event are great opportunities to bring people together."
Glow Zoom 5k begins at 7 p.m., with number pickup and pre-event activities starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wilhoit Street behind the Southside fire hall.
To register for GLOW ZOOM 5k with admission to Glow 2.0, visit glowzoom.com. To register for the Glow 2.0 party only, visit glow2.eventbrite.com.