New England ready to glow with 5K runners Saturday evening

Flyers, posters and banners cover many of the businesses in New England as they advertise Saturday night’s 5-kilometer run event and local fundraiser.
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New England will be literally glowing Saturday evening as part of the annual Edward Schwartz Memorial Glow Run 5K.
Unlike most 5-kilometer races, the event will be held in the evening starting by the lumberyard behind Hank’s Place off Eighth Street.
The race will will be free to participants who can run, walk, or jog the course around the community, starting after 8 p.m. The course will include black light glow tunnels, an arch tunnel, color splash stations, as well as adult beverage station.
For those participants wanting the adult beverages, they will need to purchase a wristband for $10, which will pay for all-you-can-drink keg beer during the evening.
There will be booths downtown for community groups where people can help the groups with fundraising. All of the proceeds with each booth will go to the groups, according to organizers.
The event will actually start at 4 p.m. with obstacle courses, a waterslide, and a dunk tank, along with snow cones, cotton candy, sodas and other beverages available.
At 5 p.m., there will be Mulligans & Grills Gone Wild, along with a Black Light and Color Powder Booth, Color Blasters and Black Light Route, and a Glow Run apparel booth. There will also be a Glow hair, face paiting and nails booth. In addition, there will be a 50/50 raffle and a booth to purchase some of the Glow items.
At 6 p.m., there will be a pre-race party and a black light photo booth.
At 8:30 p.m. approximately, the “party” will be starting and after the race (from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.) the black light party will be continuing with entertainment.
The race costs are being covered by the sponsors, according to the organizers.

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