Get Out! Hot electric run kicks off season of 5ks

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Starting line of the San Diego Electric Run. Photo by Alison Seagle.

By: Alison Seagle

Columnist

If only one word could be used to sum up the experience of the San Diego Electric Run 5K, it would be energy.

After the sun set, the party got started down at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Saturday, Nov. 9.

The lights and jams of the San Diego Electric Run filled the air. Over 5,000 people packed the chute to start the 5K. It looked more like a dance club than a starting line. Runners and walkers waited in anticipation as the DJ blasted some grooves.

Finally the countdown came, and the first wave of runners were off down the course. It was lined with lights, amps and enthusiastic volunteers. The course wound its way through several different themed areas and eventually made its way to the finish party, where there were more lights, music, a stage and refreshments.

With the holidays approaching, it is the time of year when the silly and fun 5Ks start to happen. On Thanksgiving, Oceanside will be having their annual Turkey Trot out by the pier. It’s a satisfying way to work up a sweat and earn that extra piece of pumpkin pie.

On Nov. 30, the Ugly Sweater Run will be held down in San Diego at the Naval Training Center. Participants of this race will receive a knit hat and all of the hot chocolate they could hope to drink.

Run or Dye will also be having an encore event in San Diego, Dec. 14, and this time it will be Christmas style. As they say on their website, “you can get festive, give to those in need and stay fit during a season of never-ending treats. Join THE holiday party of the year.”

You may have missed out on the Electric Run, but there is still more fitness fun to come.

Bright lights and a crowd of glowsticks at the starting line of the San Diego Electric Run.
Starting line of the San Diego Electric Run. Photo by Alison Seagle.
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