“It’s more than a race, it’s a whole experience”
N3 Publisher note:
I’m not a runner.
Editor Mercer is a runner. A serious one at that with marathons, half marathons, crazy-long trail races and a host of other such events under her belt.
My primary running involved going base to base on a softball team where I was known for hitting some of the longest singles in slo-pitch history.
But if you enjoy mixing it up when it comes to your race genre, this Saturday the folks from Let’s Glow Newaygo are putting on a unique series of activities from a 24 hour endurance run and a nighttime glow 5K to cornhole competition and kids games. So for those like myself who move at more of a walking pace there looks to be plenty to do.
It should be quite the extravaganza and takes place at the Luce Mill Farm, a new event barn in Fremont.
Bonus to us was the info that part of the proceeds would go to benefit the Newaygo County Promise Zone, the program that offers two years of tuition free post secondary schooling/training for county graduates
We contacted the Let’s Glow folks for some further info and here’s what we got.
We want to encourage people of any age and fitness level to get out and get moving. We have races for every age and fitness level and yes, people are welcome to walk, skip or dance their way to the finish line. It's more than a race, it's a whole experience. We have activities throughout the day. Our day begins with the 24 hour and 12 hour Ultra runners who will really test their endurance. Then we have our kids fun run which includes the race for their age group that starts with an inflatable obstacle course and ends with a foam finish! We also have RC racing, face painting, smores, and yard games. For an additional cost we will have Gelly Ball for $5 per game. We offer several food options such as JAMS Sweet Retreat, Big Reds BBQ, Papa Don's Italian Ice and Riverwalk Nutrition.
Mid day we are hosting a corn hole tournament for Michael Burns. Originally this was to help him earn money to go to Worlds for weight lifting but he was recently diagnosed with cancer. We will still be hosting the event, we just have a new purpose for that money.
It all builds up to our Glow 5k! This event takes place in the dark. As participants run past various checkpoints on the trail, they will receive more and more glow accessories to wear. This too ends with a foam finish and an exciting after party.
And here is their website www.letsglownewaygo.com
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