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Secret City to Glow with Color at Neon Vibe 5K in September
Secret City to Glow with Color at Neon Vibe 5K in September

The Atomic City of Oak Ridge will “light up the night” this fall when a brand new event comes to town. The Oak Ridge Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the Neon Vibe 5K will take place Saturday, September 21, at AK Bissell Park.

According to the event website at www.TheNeonVibe.com, the Neon Vibe 5K is an after-dark, fluorescent glow light fun run that will have participants glowing crazy with color and dancing all night long. Starting with the 5K, participants will run a traditional, non-competitive 3.1mile course with four UV black light “glow zone” color stations and upbeat dance music set up throughout the route. Volunteers will be on hand to cover the crowd with neon powder that fluoresces under UV black lights.  The evening ends with a fun “Aftervibe party,” complete with a DJ.

“People ask us all the time if we glow in the dark, now’s our chance to have a little fun with that,” said Katy Brown, Executive Director of the Oak Ridge Convention & Visitors Bureau.  “We are hopeful that runners of all ages will come out and participate in this family friendly activity and that it will introduce the region to a different side of the Secret City.”

With locations across the country, this is the first Neon Vibe 5K for the state of Tennessee. Organizers expect more than 3,000 people to be in attendance. The Neon Vibe welcomes all participants regardless of age or ability. 

For more information about the event and to register, visit https://theneonvibe.webconnex.com/oakridge or contact the Oak Ridge Convention & Visitors Bureau at 865-482-7821.

The ORCVB is a local organization formed to strengthen the area economy through the marketing and promotion of Oak Ridge as a destination for sports, meetings, business, and leisure travel. Visit us online at oakridgevisitor.com for more information. 

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