Erie Ready to Host Glow Erie Run | Sports Destination Management

Erie Ready to Host Glow Erie Run

Apr 22, 2016
United Service Corps’ 5K Run Set for Third Year at Penn State Behrend May 29

The Erie Sports Commission (ESC) is pleased to announce the Glow Erie Fun Run is set to mark its third year at Penn State Behrend on Sunday, May 29. The run, which serves as a fundraiser for United Service Corps, will feature a 5K run after dark on a light-infused course. Participants will be given a race t-shirt, tote bag and an LED light stick, and are encouraged to help light up the event by adding their own LED lights, glow sticks, and neon.

This family-friendly event is open to all ages. Children ages 10 and younger may register to participate in the fun run for free with the purchase of an adult entry. Participants may choose to be timed or participate in the untimed fun run.

Registration for the timed 5K is $35, and is $30 for the fun run. Registration received after May 13 does not include a race t-shirt. The race will begin at 9 p.m.

A pre-race party will begin at 7 p.m. on Penn State Behrend’s Upper Athletic Fields, and will include a DJ, concessions, a blacklight selfie booth, stilt walkers, bounce houses, face painting, jugglers, and a hula hoop demo. A Zumba pre-race warm-up begins at 8 p.m. Groups are encouraged to come in costume. Costume winners will be announced at 8:30 p.m.

The event was first held in Erie in 2014, and serves as a fundraiser for United Service Corps, an Erie nonprofit organization that sends student volunteers abroad on service trips. Proceeds from the Glow Erie Fun Run will benefit the United Service Corps Giving Corps, which fulfills requests for assistance and community service projects in the Erie community.

“Every year I am surprised and excited by the positive feedback I’ve received from this event. It just keeps getting better,” said Angela Magee, Executive Director of United Service Corps. “This is a high-energy event for the whole family, and a great way to kick off the summer.”

“The Glow Erie Fun Run is a wonderful addition to Erie’s summer sports calendar, and I’m glad the ESC continues to partner with the event,” said R. Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “This is a fun way to spend the evening with your family while also supporting a great Erie-based cause.”

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The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.

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