“It was a blast!” said ReYou Wellness Coordinator, Kelly Tauber. “The weather was perfect, and everyone seemed to have a really fun time.”
Runners and walkers enjoyed many fun activities before the race, including a DJ, photo booth, free games and inflatables for the kids, Crazy Hair and glow-in-the dark tattoos, Zumba and Ripped demonstrations, and good eats provided by the Axle Grill food truck.
Each participant received a “glow package” with their registration, which included a glow-in-the-dark t-shirt, five glow-in-the-dark necklaces, and a blinking shoe light. Additional glow items and Moon Glo apparel were available for purchase at the event.
Racers lined up at the starting line just before sunset, and took off at 8pm sharp. The colorful group of runners and walkers wound their way along the dark path of Robbins Island, lit only by glowing globes and string lights that hung from the trees.
The walking bridge looked beautiful with its hanging lights, and the Redwood Valley Girls Volleyball Team kept racers pumped up as they passed through the Glow Zone, a colorfully-lit tent located about midway through the race.
Residents along Country Club Drive cheered as racers passed through their neighborhood, some even enjoying the scene with a front yard bonfire.
“Our goal was to provide a fun, non-timed event for people of all ages and fitness levels,” said ReYou Wellness Coach, Amber Chevalier. “People really enjoyed it.”
Special thanks to the sponsors and volunteers who helped make this event possible!
The Moon Glo 5K was sponsored by:
- Rice Memorial Hospital
- Premium Waters, Inc.
- Cub Foods
- Viking Coke
- West Central Sanitation
- Kandiyohi County Recycling Center
Special thanks to the following people and businesses for their participation and in-kind donations:
- Inflatables provided by Inflatable Fun Rentals from Spicer
- Games provided by the Willmar Jaycees
- Photography by Dennis Benson and Reflections by Becky
- Music by CM Rock from Benson
- Zumba and Ripped workouts by Lourdez Schwab and Amy Erickson