Runners light up the night

The Estevan Art Gallery and Museum (EAGM) hosted their inaugural five-kilometre Glow in the Dark fun run at Woodlawn Regional Park on Sept. 19.

According to Director and Curator Amber Andersen the event was held to encourage families to stay active, and money made from registrants will be put into the EAGM’s family programming to allow continued events in the future.

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“Basically all of the money we get from the community, we put right back into our family and community programs,” said Andersen.

“We started planning this night in the summer, we just thought it would be kind of fun and creative. Our runs aren’t really competitive, so were we brought in the competitive element is a prize for best dressed or best costume.”

Roughly 25 people participated in the event, with many participants arriving in full costumes decorated with glow sticks. A prize for best dressed was awarded at the end of the race.

“We’re still in the works right now for the prizes for best dressed, but we think it will be something along the lines of a gift card or something nice like that,” said Andersen.

“We just want to thank everyone that came out. We know the weather is getting cooler and the couch would be a fun place to be, so thanks to everyone that came out to support this event.” 

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