Our guests know that we’re always on the lookout for exciting events around the resort, because we love to brighten up their stay with us. Nothing brings us more joy than watching our guests’ shining smile and glow on their face when they recount the great time they had experiencing a special occasion in the area. Hey…bright…shine…glow?! That’s right! The annual Blacklight Run is taking place in Tampa next weekend, and we know our guests are going to love it.

A Glowing Good Time

The Blacklight Run’s website bills the event as ‘none other than the brightest, most fun 5K out there.’ But don’t worry, if you’re not Blacklight Run 1the type to go out and run a marathon you can still have a blast at the Blacklight Run. Instead of making the event a competition, the organizers welcome ‘any and all participants looking for a glowing good time.’ As the name implies, blacklights play a key role in the event. During the 5K participants will be covered in UV glow powder. The powder is illuminated in blacklight zones, and creates an amazing effect when everyone is grouped together…say, like at an after party maybe?

Ain’t No Party Like an After Party

One of the coolest parts of the Blacklight Run is the after party. After you cross the finish line is when the Neon Sky celebration begins. With live DJs playing music and lighting up the sky, and event-goers participating in a ‘glow throw’ – that’s where the glow powder is thrown into the air, creating a luminous spectacle – there’s no shortage of awesome photo ops for you avid Instagram users. As if that weren’t enough, free merchandise will be given away at the after party as well, and who doesn’t like free stuff?

Where and When?

The Blacklight Run happens all over the country, but luckily enough, there’s one that happens not far from the wannaB. The Blacklight Run 2Tampa chapter of the Blacklight Run takes place at the Florida State Fairgrounds, just an hour and a half away from the resort. The Blacklight Run is going to start on August 18th at 6:30pm, and tickets are available now. At the time of this article’s publication, early bird pricing is in effect, meaning that tickets are $20 per person which includes:

  • 1 T-shirt
  • Temporary tattoo
  • Race bib
  • Donation to a local charity
  • Glow powder pack
  • Admission to the after party

A VIP package is also available for $45 per person, which includes the incentives of the lower tier as well as:

  • VIP T-Shirt
  • VIP Race bib
  • LED Shutter shades, and
  • VIP Start chute

Glow for a Good Cause

Not only is the Blacklight Run a great time, it benefits the Bulls for Kids charity as well. The Blacklight Run is committed to raising children’s cancer awareness, and you can feel good about supporting a cause while you have the time of your life lighting up the sky with your glow powder.

We highly recommend checking out the Blacklight Run when it comes around this August 18th. It promises to be a great time, and to shine a light on children’s cancer awareness. For more information, you can check out the Blacklight Run’s Tampa website right HERE.

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