Sacramento is a runners city paradise! We have good weather (minus a few 100 degree+ days), flat terrain, lots of shade (downtown) and a fun run, marathon or triathlon available almost every weekend of the year! If you are searching for a running event in the area, make sure you check out our Runs/Walks page on this blog.
Some of these runs are basic 5K’s through local neighborhoods. Some are down and dirty “Mud Runs”. But one of the wildest and brightest night time running events is coming to Sacramento…The Neon Splash Dash! On September 7th at Cal Expo (1600 Exposition Blvd) join thousands of runners, walkers and dancers as they “glow the night away”.
If you have never experienced the Neon Splash Dash- it’s an event to remember! You will run (or dance) through different Glow Zones, where everyone participating will be sprayed down with a different color of super intense U.V. Glow water. Not only will you be drenched with glow water, but the party continues at each zone with music pumping to keep your energy going.
As everyone crosses the finish line there will be a HUGE after glow party filled with performers, music and tons of black lights to show off those neon colors!
Now if you have children- you know the excitement of glow sticks at nighttime…multiply that excitement by a gazillion, add music and you the Neon Splash Dash!
The event will begin at 7:30pm, with gates opening at 5:30pm for the early arrivals. This is a family friendly event- strollers are welcome and children of all ages can participate in this event. Just keep in mind that this is a nighttime event- so make sure your children are the type who will stay with you and not wander off into the crowds by themselves…always my struggle with my youngest!
However, my 6 year old daughter is excited to be “bombed” with the “neon water” (as she calls it). She had her first experience with a “real” running event a few months back and is now hooked…she loves the energy and excitement the races bring. And especially when we know the proceeds go towards a charity we love. The Neon Splash Dash donates to a local charity- the particular charity has not yet been named, but to know that we are going out, having fun, getting fit all in the name of a charity…it’s a gift that I love to share with my family!
Registration for the Neon Splash Dash is now open. Visit their website for more information and to sign up. And for our Sacramento Kids readers- we are giving away 2 Free Entries into the race!!! Comment on this article with your favorite Neon Color and why you should be chosen to win a free entry by July 31 and we will choose 2 winners who will be announced the first week of August. All other readers who would like to run in the race and don’t win the free tickets, we are also offering $5 off registration with the code: SACKIDS5
Good luck to everyone and we are looking forward to seeing you “glow” at the finish line!