User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : Chillicothe Glow Run Tops $9,000
Posted by Randy on 2013/6/25 4:20:00 (489 reads) News by the same author

Hundreds of people gathered near the future home of the North Missouri Center for Youth and Families for the organization's first-ever fund-raising Light the Night 5K and Glow Block Party.

Click to see original Image in a new window

With over 400 registered runners, including 71 in the final few hours before the event started, the 1st annual "Light The Night" 5K & block party benefit for NMCYF was a huge success. For a few hours, the corner of Locust and 2nd street was transformed into a glowing dance party afterward, as an estimated 550 people were in attendance.

One of our goals for this event was to not just have a race, then people go home. We really wanted them to hang around and have some fun afterward, and I think we accomplished that. In order to bring in the numbers we were hoping for, it had to be unique, which is where the "GLOW" idea came from. All along, we aimed for a unique, family-friendly we hope the participants felt they were provided that.

Race Day Timing Solutions provided the chip timing system at the end of the race, making it easy for runners to get an fairly accurate time. Those times are currently available at

We were pleased with every aspect of the race,and have had tremendous feed-back regarding the route itself, and the event as a whole. Obviously, we are looking at improvements as of them being having the same location for the start as the finish. Doing this would allow the runner's time to start as soon as they cross the start line, as opposed to relying on the shot-gun start. Other improvements for next year will include more water stations along the route, and more options for kids at the after-party.

Residents along the route were invited to come out and cheer on the runners and they did in full force. Many of the runners commented on how fun it was to see them cheering from the yards, as well as the groups at each corner helping with turns and encouragement.

There are so many people to thank who made this happen. I especially want to thank Natalie Bone and the Light The Night committee, our corporate sponsors, the volunteers who just showed up and were willing to do anything, our vendors, and the Chillicothe Street Dept. and Chillicothe Police Dept.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article

Other articles
2015/10/4 9:43:13 - Homeless Man In Anchorage Uses Homemade Spear To Kill Bear
2015/10/4 9:30:00 - Gun Control Back In The Spotlight
2015/10/4 9:10:00 - Paula Cooper: Death Row Inmate At 16 - Later Freed - She Can't Escape Past
2015/10/4 9:05:26 - Remains Found At Trail Of Tears Park Could Be From Burial Ground
2015/10/4 8:59:33 - Fake Police Officer, Father Get Into Shootout During Attempted Break-In
2015/10/4 8:53:00 - Cameron Man Arrested For Growing Marijuana
2015/10/2 18:26:38 - Governor Jay Nixon Has Commuted The Sentence Of 51-Year-Old Kimber Edwards
2015/10/2 16:07:52 - Trump Scores Three Touchdowns, TMS Bulldogs Win At Princeton
2015/10/2 16:00:00 - Trenton Doubles Team Finishes Fourth At Tennis Districts
2015/10/2 15:40:35 - Fields Of Faith Will Be At C.F. Russell Stadium Later This Month
2015/10/2 15:30:00 - Friday Morning Wreck Injures Two Near Cameron
2015/10/2 15:20:00 - Trenton Woman Wins $100,000 Playing Scratchers
2015/10/2 6:46:11 - Two Hurt In Accident North Of Mercer
2015/10/2 6:29:01 - Princeton Homecoming Parade Begins At 2 This Afternoon
2015/10/2 5:50:00 - Trenton Homecoming Parade Kicks Off At 2 Today
2015/10/2 4:21:55 - Ring Bearer, Flower Girl Marry 17 Years Later
2015/10/2 4:12:14 - Minnesota Couple Billed $75 Because They Missed Wedding
2015/10/2 4:08:16 - Injured Kitten Found At The K Receives "Royal" Treatment
2015/10/2 3:59:17 - Man Arrested For Statutory Sodomy; Father And Brother Jailed Too
2015/10/2 3:52:16 - "A Terrible Day" - 9 Confirmed Dead In College Shooting In Oregon
2015/10/1 20:30:00 - Trenton Tunes Up For Chillicothe Showdown With Shutout Of South Harrison
2015/10/1 20:26:47 - Milan Wildcat Coaches Shows For Thursday, 10/1/15
2015/10/1 18:10:00 - Jameson Man Faces Seven Felonies After Road Rage Incident
2015/10/1 16:22:35 - Everyone Safe After 4-Year-Old Starts Fire With Lighter
2015/10/1 16:12:16 - Trenton Police Department, Grundy County Sheriff Work To Collect Unused Medication
2015/10/1 16:01:50 - Warrensburg Man Charged With Crossing State Line For Illicit Sex With A Minor
2015/10/1 14:37:09 - Former Chiefs QB Kenney Pleads Guilty To DWI
2015/10/1 14:31:32 - Up to 13 Killed, 20 Injured By Shooter At Oregon Community College
2015/10/1 13:00:00 - North Central Missouri College Responds To Kansas City Star Article Providing Clarification On Issues
2015/10/1 11:07:24 - Spickard Under Boil Water Advisory

Bookmark this article at these sites


Listen to KTTN-FM