firefly run.

10 Jun

On Friday, May 31, Whitney and I met up with our friend Riley in Carson, CA for a fun, neon-themed, 5k in the dark called the Firefly Run.  We had heard about the event via LivingSocial and thought it would be a fun excuse to dress up like goons and hang out.  Riley lives in Huntington Beach so it wasn’t too inconvenient of a meet-up spot, either.

We took the neon theme seriously.


The event was cute – relatively easy check-in, complete with a dri-fit T-shirt and some light-up reflective strips.  There was a DJ (as well as speakers pumping music throughout most of the course!).  It was a fun vibe – lots of people dressed up and there was an energy and an enthusiasm that made it seem like it was a lot of people’s first race.  The vibe was similar to that of The Color Run (which Riley and I had met up to do together last year!) I’m starting to think this “themed race” thing might have to be an annual tradition. . .

at the start.

at the start.

The course meandered through the Home Depot Center, home of LA’s MLS team, The Galaxy!

home of the galaxy!

home of the galaxy!

We also ran through Cal State Dominguez Hills’ campus, and did a lap on their track.  Whitney and I pretended to know how to jump.  Okay, I pretended, she actually knows.

Oh what up, CSU Dominguez Hills!

Oh what up, CSU Dominguez Hills!

I LOVED how they pumped music (house music) through the course.  It definitely extended the fun, party atmosphere of the race.  We kept it slow and had fun throughout – even having to walk through some of the narrower portions due to the crowds.  Riley and I raged.


This was such a fun race.  It was definitely good to do untimed, since the course wasn’t really set up to accomodate the amount of people, but with that mindset it really was a good time!


Afterward, we grabbed dinner at the nearest place…a Chili’s.  You can imagine how that went.

Also, soon after the race I realized one of my toes had fallen asleep.  It stayed that way literally until the morning I woke up for the marathon, two days later.  Scary not being able to curl your toes, but at least it figured itself out.

Has anyone done a trendy/themed race lately? Deets please! 

One Response to “firefly run.”


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