For four years, through 2018, 250 participants took to the course at this family-friendly 5K Glow Run and 1-Mile Fun Run sparkling their way around paved roads, the W&OD Trail, and the Runnymede Park Trail, then crossing the finish line amid smoke and lasers. Each entrant received a glow-in-the-dark T-shirt, a glow necklace, an awesome swag bag filled with goodies, and access to pre- and post-race music and entertainment. We also handed out special prizes for glow runners who were the brightest, most flashy, and most reflective.
The Neon Night Glow Run was organized each year to raise monies to support the NWFCU Foundation's Night of Magic, held each year at Inova Children's Hospital, creating a memorable evening so that children and their families can forget about their medical concerns, if only for a few hours. The Night of Magic lives on, but the Neon Night Glow Run has run its course.