What is The Neon Splash Dash?
The Neon Splash Dash is the COOLEST, BRIGHTEST and MOST FUN running event you’ve ever seen! Runners cross through checkpoints where they will be sprayed with a different color of fluorescent Glow Water under High-end Professional Ultra Violet Blacklights. The fluorescent colors glow vividly lighting up the runners in ways you’ve never seen! We also pump music at every checkpoint so you can keep the energy going the entire time! The After Glow Party begins when you cross the glowing finish line with music pumping, blacklights shining, Glow Performances and thousands of runners dancing the night away! Forget about other basic ‘glow runs’ where all you do is throw on a cheap glow-in-the-dark necklace and run- this is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before!
It’s the MOST MAGICAL 5k on EARTH!
Do I have to be a great runner?
Pssshaw, no way. This is a simple run. You can choose to run/walk or even just walk the entire thing if you’d like. Most people slow way down and walk thru the Glow Zones anyways, so you have plenty of time to dance and catch your breath. There’s also a water stop along the way. People of all ages and condition can easily complete this course- and have a BLAST while doing it!
What do I get?
- Entry into the Brightest Night Time Running Event!
- Donation to our chosen Charity Partner
- Temporary Tattoo!
- Runner’s Bib to hang on your wall after you’ve been sprayed with Glow Water!
- Limited Edition T-Shirt to show off to your friends!
- Sprayed with different Colors of Glow Water in multple Zones!
- Neon Splash Dash LED Cheer Stick before you cross the Finish Line!
- Entry to the Huge After Glow Party!
- The MOST FUN You can have in the Dark!
What should I wear?
All runners MUST wear a solid white t-shirt or their given Participant Shirt. We encourage all runners to wear outfits or costumes consisting of: glow-in-the-dark or LED items (bracelets, necklaces, flashers, etc), long socks, fluorescent colors, accessories, etc. Feel free to throw on some fluorescent body paint for added fun!
Do I need a change of clothes?
You may want to have some handy if you’re worried about it. However, the Glow Water dries quickly, and you should be completely dry by the time you make it back to your car (you ARE staying for the After Glow Party, correct?) If you’re concerned, throw a spare towel in your car to cover your seats.
What is the Glow Water?
The Glow Water is our own specially formulated mixture that is almost completely water. It is Safe, Non-Toxic, Biodegradable, and Gluten Free (seriously!)
Is the Glow Water Safe?
Yes. See previous answer.
What if I get it in my eyes or mouth?
It probably won’t taste great, but it won’t hurt you or your eyes. However, we advise you to avoid getting it in your eyes if you can. Our Glow Sprayers are trained to squirt low as well. There’s paramedics on site, as well as a water stops and restrooms if you need to wash your face. If you’re worried about it, many runners wear goggles or sunglasses, that’s ok too. The majority don’t.
Will it wash out of my hair?
No. The color permanently stains your hair. You’ll have to shave your head or attempt to dye it a new color. Just kidding! Yes, it washes out easily with shampoo & hot water. If you’re really worried about it, you can oil your hair ahead of time, or apply a leave-in conditioner and that’ll work as well. However, no one has ever had an issue with it coming out of their hair either way.
Does it wash off my skin easily?
Yes. Soap and hot water when you get home will do the trick easily (you DO take showers, right?).
Will it stain my clothes?
It really depends on the fabric. We’ve had some fabrics wash 100% clean with no trace whatsoever. Others have stained a little bit. We recommend wearing only clothing that you don’t mind having some long term memories on them.
Can my family watch?
Sure. Spectators are more than welcome to attend the event. However, we have to warn you that once they see what you’re going to look like afterwards, they’ll REALLY wish they were a part of it as well! Why not start a Team, get a discount, and bring them along on the run? We promise it’s a lot more fun with your friends/family getting squirted with Glow Water!
What is Team Registration?
Groups of 4 or more can register as a Team. You will receive a discounted price of $5 PER MEMBER (including you!) when you start or join a team. You must have a minimum of 4 members join the team. Pricing for the Team is PER MEMBER, and NOT a total for the entire Team. For example- if it says Team Registration is $45, that would be $45 PER TEAM MEMBER, and NOT $45 total for the entire Team.
Can Teams Decorate a Shirt?
ABSOLUTELY! Please do! Decorate it, write on it- GET CREATIVE! Just make sure that it’s mainly solid white in color, or the really cool Neon Glow won’t be as bright!
Can We Wear our Participant Shirt during the Event & Run in it?
YES! It’s specifically designed to LOOK COOL under the blacklights!
Is there a minimum age requirement?
No. Anyone can participate, as long as they don’t mind getting sprayed with Glow Water! Children 5 and Under can participate FOR FREE, although they will not receive a bib, t-shirt or other items a paying participant receives. Children 6 and over must register and pay just as everyone else, and WILL receive a bib, shirt, etc. Keep in mind that there will be a course time limit of 1.5 hrs, and that families/children will be asked to start at the back of the pack to allow the serious runners to go first. This is a great opportunity for families of all ages to participate!
Can I bring my Stroller?
Yes! Remember that you will be sprayed with Glow Water, and risk staining your stroller’s fabric. We suggest leaving the Bob and Bugaboo at home, and picking up a cheap umbrella stroller instead, just in case. PLEASE decorate your stroller with LED Flashing Lights, Glow Bracelets/necklaces, etc. Not only will it provide added safety for you and other runners, but it LOOKS SOO COOL!
Can I bring my dog?
No. Our Insurance won’t allow anything with more than 2 legs or a tail at the Event.
Can I take pictures or video?
Only if you PROMISE to post the results on our Facebook Page and share them with the world! Realize that you may want to turn off the flash and play with the settings as it’s a little more difficult to get good shots under blacklights.
Do you donate to charity?
Yes, absolutely. We believe firmly in giving back to our communities. We wouldn’t be able to put this event together if it wasn’t for the help of our chosen Charity Partners, and we sincerely appreciate them! Donating back to them is the least we can do.
Is this a timed run?
No. This is a Fun Run style event, so no there’s no need to try to compete for times. Additionally, there’s typically bottle necks around the Glow Zones so you can’t compare your time to any other timed events. Just kick back and enjoy the run!
Are there Gated or Wave Starts?
Yes. Each location may be slightly different. However, generally we’ll ask for the serious runners to start FIRST in the starting gate, followed by the Joggers/Run-Walkers, and then we’ll ask for any walkers, large teams, families, children and strollers to move to the back of the starting gate. Depending on the size and venue, we may invoke wave starts as well.
Is this a rave?
Absolutely not. This is the COOLEST Running Event you’ve ever experienced!
What kind of music is going to be played?
We bring in the top DJs to pump all the jams you love, from the 80′s to today’s top hits. Anything you can sing and dance to is what we’re after. In fact, we have STRICT regulations that no techno or electronica type music will be played whatsoever.
Can I mail in my entry?
No. This is 2013, time to indulge in the internet for all it’s glory. Go on, hit the locations page, choose your city, and then the Register Now button at the top, and see what you’ve been missing! OK seriously, we’d rather focus our man power on bringing you the BEST entertainment and running event you’ve ever experienced, than manually processing mail in forms/receipts/checks, etc. Thank you for understanding.
Can I get a refund?
Sorry, no refunds are allowed. No Exceptions.
Can I transfer my registration?
At this time our system does not allow for transfers.
How do packet pick-ups work?
Please see this page.