by Ben Nicolas
on Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 9:58am.
Walk, run, get covered from head-to-toe in neon paint, and benefit Gremlin's Kids, an Athletes for Education program. On September 27, you can do all of those things at one time! Los Angeles is hosting the Neon Dash 5k at the StubHub Center. The Neon Dash is an evening race that promises both to be a lot of fun and to do a lot of good. The gates will open to the public at 6pm, and the festivities continue until 10:30 that night.
Throughout the race course there will be multiple "Glow Zones," inspiring stations with pumping music. These are where the Neon Dash earns its name. As they pass through the "Glow Zones," race participants will be splattered head-to-toe with vivid colors. Another portion of the course will also be covered in "glowing foam" for the walkers and runners to zip through. There will also be a post-race celebration: part performance, part dance, but all fun!
Gremlin's Kids is the beneficiary of this event. Founded by Professional MMA Fighter Danny "The Gremlin" Martinez, this non-profit has a mission to build kids' self-esteem and positively stand against bullying. This charity focuses on children from the South Bay area, giving them a safe place to be successful through mentorship.
$25 registration if register by 9/14/14, $60 thereafter so register ASAP!!!