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Glow in the Park 5k coming to Clarkesville

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Ready. Set. Glow!

The Clarkesville Junior Main Street Board announces the inaugural Glow in the Park:  Clarkesville Glow Run 5k for Saturday, October 8th in Sam Pitts Park.

The start and end of the race will be at Pitts Park.  Registration will start at 6:30pm, with a one-loop fun run beginning at 7:30 and the 5K race stepping off at 8 p.m.

The 3.1 mile race, led by AAA Race Services, will travel through downtown Clarkesville on Washington Street, loop back on Jefferson Street and cross to Highway 197 North to Beaver Dam road before heading back to Pitts Park.

All the proceeds of the race will be going to downtown Clarkesville breezeway beautification projects as well further funding the Clarkesville Junior Main Street program.  The Clarkesville Junior Main Street Board is a component of Clarkesville Main Street and has been formed to assist students in achieving community service credits while learning valuable skills in the areas of event planning, marketing, project management, and teamwork.

The event, according to Main Street Manager, Mary Beth Horton, is a first of its kind in the area as runners and walkers will be encouraged to show up wearing their best and brightest outfits! glow-run-poster

A Glow Gear station will be available at the event for runners and spectators to purchase additional luminescent accessories.  A black light tent and big screen laser show will serve as additional event attractions.

Brickhouse Mobile DJ’s will be providing high-energy music at the start and end of the race.  All participants are invited to stay for the After Glow Party where dance music and awards will be presented to the1st/2nd male and female finishers in eight age categories as well as the participant with the best “glow wear.”

Runners and walkers can register at www.active.com, www.clarkesvillega.com  or by visiting Clarkesville City Hall for applications. All participants who register by September 24th are guaranteed a race t-shirt and a discounted rate of $25 for the 5K.  Registrations received beyond September 25th are $30.  The one loop fun run is $15.

Any local businesses interested in sponsoring the run should contact Mary Beth Horton at mbhorton@clarkesvillega.com.   Runners are encouraged to bring flashlights to light their way on the course.  For more information, find “Glow in the Park: Clarkesville Glow Run” on Facebook.

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