Gadsden/Etowah Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 2 and Auxiliary members look to light up the Riverwalk at Coosa Landing and raise money for children and families who have been victims of violent crimes.
The Hot Pursuit 5K Glow Run & 1-Mile Fun Run, benefiting the James M. Barrie Center for Children, starts at 5 p.m. Saturday with a free family and community-oriented glow party at the Riverwalk. This is also the start/finish line for the race.
The fun run starts at 7:30 p.m., and the 5K Glow Run starts at 8 p.m.
Early registration, which guarantees a participant an event T-shirt, ends at midnight Thursday. Entry for the fun run is $8, while the fee is $25 for the 5K.
Race day registration begins at 6 p.m., but that doesn’t secure a T-shirt.
Age groups will be 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-24, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 70+.
The run will be chip timed by RaceKrewe.
Local Joe’s and Cash Saver will be providing finish line foods.
Along with the runs, there will be a glowing stage with live music, a DJ, food, vendors, knocker balls, a water slide, a blow-up obstacle course, bounce house, door prizes, rock-climbing wall, police cars, fire trucks, black lights, dancing, glowing people, an awards ceremony — and anything else organizers can come up with.
It’s possible awards will be given for the most outlandishly glowing, outrageously glowing, most ridiculously dressed (that’s a good thing) runner.
Organizers say they want to light up Coosa Landing in support of the children served by the Barrie Center.
The center, named after the author of “Peter Pan,” serves children through age 17 by providing forensic…
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