Just as we started to begin to bear running outside again (shaking our fists at the lingering Polar Vortex), we were presented with a chance to not only stretch our fledgling run skills but also to help improve the quality of lives for others. Sure, fun runs abound in the Chi. There’s beer runs, chocolate runs (yum), Santa runs, Neon Color Glowy Runs and so on.
But your 5K can be silly and charitable! Imagine, for example, running down Lake Shore Drive in the dark with a set of bunny ears on. No, this is not your typical wild Saturday night. This is the Energizer 5k Night Race for a Brighter World and we are your run ambassadors!
SO why do we need to make a brighter world?
The mission of the Energizer Night Race is to spread awareness of the dangers of unclean lighting. When you participate in the Energizer Night Race in Chicago, you can help the 1.3 billion people that lack electricity. Your time running will aid in Energizer’s efforts to donate over 14 million hours of light to families around the world through their partner, One Million Lights – a non-profit that provides clean, safe, affordable solar lighting to rural communities globally. When we were reading through the info, we were surprised to learn about the usage and dangers of kerosene lighting which is still prevalent in many countries. To be honest, we sometimes don’t consider all the comforts of home we have! Are you inspired to lace up those shoes yet? Here’s the details of the race!
Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World
Saturday June 7, 2014
Lakeshore East Park
6PM Race Day Packet Pick-up/On-site Registration
7 PM Pre-Race Festivities
8 PM 5K Race Step Off
8:45-10:00 PM Post-Race Celebration
(Keep the bunny ears on for that extra party ‘je ne sais quoi’)
Your $35 entry fee includes your Energizer LED headlamp, bunny ears, event shirt as well as pre and post race entertainment.
And now we want to spread the positivitenergy™ to you! We have race GIVEAWAYS so spread the word to keep the lights on!
To win, please tell us how you light up others’ lives and an email where we can reach you. Deadline May 24th, 2014.
Prizes (click on each to see the prize):
Sign up, spread the word, put on those ears and run faster than a…well, faster than an Enegizer bunny, that’s apropos right?