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COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus-area runners will pound the pavement at Columbus State University this Saturday for a cause that hits especially close to home.
CSU’s Sigma Nu fraternity has organized a 5-K event benefitting the Fort Benning Wounded Warrior Association, a not-for-profit that assists local injured service members. Of course, the brothers of Sigma Nu added their own spin to the race; rather, they’ve added lights, lots and lots of lights.
Glow-in-the-dark lights will illuminate the 3.1-mile race course that snakes through CSU’s main campus. To add to the atmosphere, runners are encouraged to wear bright, neon clothing and any accessories that glow. Glow sticks will be provided to registered runners, as will an event t-shirt, race bib and number, and a bottle of water. Registration is $20 per person.
“We really wanted to do something fun for Wounded Warrior,” said William Duffield, philanthropy and community outreach chairman for Sigma Nu. “Columbus is a military town, and many of our members come from military families, so Glow-K is our way of taking care of our soldiers.”
Glow-K has raised more than $30,000 over the past three years for the Wounded Warrior Association.
The race begins at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, but runners should plan to arrive 30 minutes early to sign in. A live DJ playing rave music will be awaiting them at the finish line.
To register for Glow-K or for more information, visit http://bit.ly/GlowK5K.