Light Up a Life 5k & Kids Adventure Run

5K, Other

Event Date

Sun, Sep 3, 2017


Akron, OH


Activity Today Later


$25 $25 Closed

Kids Adventure Run

$0 $0 Closed

About This Activity

Do you have someone special in your life who you want to run for? Maybe it's someone who you are thankful for or someone who could use a little more support this year. Whether someone you know has a medical/mental illness, cancer, financial struggles, job loss, etc., or could just use a little "pick me up" with a show of support, this race is for you! This night race will "Light Up" that person's life and you can show them how much you support them. Each participant will receive a certificate to give to that person in their life they want to "Light Up." In addition, each participant who crosses the finish line will receive a finisher's medal to keep for themselves!
Light Up a Life was created to "light up" the life of someone in need. NEO Fitness Group is committed each year to donating race proceeds to those in need. This year, we can think of no greater need than the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. This cause is close to co-owner, Bob Fratena, as his mother lives in Houston and has been keeping us informed of how catastrophic this storm has been and will continue to be. She will assist us in distributing the funds raised to those in need in Houston. Please consider running the race or giving a donation....any amount will help!

NEO Fitness Group and CrossFit Intent present this glow run 5k! At 8pm, the kids (8 and under) will take on a FREE, fun, adventure run. Finally at 8:30pm, we will "Light Up" the night with a glow run that is open for everyone of all ages and abilities!

8:00pm: Kids Adventure Run (FREE!)
8:30pm: Open 5k

Vertical Runner gift certificates ($25 for first place and $15 for second and third place) will be given in the 5k to the top 3 overall male and female. Awards will also be given to the top 3 male/female in each age group: 14&under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & older. Each participant will receive a certificate to give to the person they want to "Light Up" and a finisher's medal to keep for themselves. Door prizes and post-race food, including a sample sandwich from Jimmie Johns! Participants will receive a goodie bag. Kids run participants will receive an award and goodie bag.

We will also have a Photobooth on site, courtesy of Spark Entertainment Services, for you to capture the moment free of charge! A Health & Fitness Expo will be taking place, as well as kids activities! Spark Entertainment is back again this year providing an amazing light and music show!

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