World’s First Running Night Festival In Two Canadian Cities

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Joggers and festival-goers will convene again this year for the world’s first night running music festival. The event will take place in 35 locations around the world, including two Canadian cities and dozens of U.S. cities.

The 2016 Night Nation Run now has over one million registered members.

On the night of the event, runners will dress up in bright colors and don glow-in-the-dark and illuminated items. Check-ins start at 5:30 p.m. The pre-party will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The run — along an illuminated 5 kilometer course — will be accompanied by live music, lights and lasers, and will start at 8:30 p.m.

At the end of the run, a party will be held for the runners, featuring fog, lights, cyro, confetti guns, and giveaways, besides the music — including a surprise headliner DJ.

The run will happen in Toronto on July 23 and Vancouver on August 6.

Tickets for the event cost $70, but early bird prices of $35 are available until February 12. Tickets include a T-shirt, race bib, and glow necklace, besides admission to all of the night’s events. Kids under 8 years old are free when they accompany a paying adult.

Proceeds from event tickets will go partly to fund the charity organization Stand Up To Cancer.

Night Nation Run is reminding all participants to bring a copy of their confirmation email to the event for faster processing.

By Andy Stern