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A Runner’s Experience: Augusta’s Blacklight 5K Run

AUGUSTA, Ga. (FNN NEWS) – The Blacklight Run is touted as “the brightest, most fun 5k out there,” according to its website. It tours in various cities across the country and ends in a festive explosion of colors deliciously illuminated in blacklight.

I was particularly excited about running in this blacklight run because of the high energy house music and having an excuse to get drenched in glow powder. The check-in was located at the Augusta Green Jackets Baseball Stadium on Saturday, September 30, 2017 and began promptly at 5:30 p.m. The race began at 7:30 p.m. and my partner and I ran the three miles in 24 minutes–not bad for having not trained for this marathon!

Here’s my brief video of the race’s end:

Augusta Blacklight Run 9-30-17

It was the perfect run to set aside any competitive streak, dance to the tracks of the DJ at the after party and let my hair down.

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Joelle Robles is an Atlanta-based contributor for Florida National News. | social@floridanationalnews.com

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