Registration is now open for the Third Annual Glow Ninja 5K race in Oak Ridge on Saturday night, May 7.
The “glow race” will kick off with the sounding of a gong at 8 p.m. Martial Arts demonstrations, hosted by event sponsor Progressive Martial Arts of Oak Ridge, will start at 7 p.m. To register for the race, visit www.ninja5k.com.
The race features a board-breaking opportunity for each participant at the finish line, which is one of the highlights each year.
“Progressive Martial Arts will be on site leading exciting, new demonstrations, and everyone is encouraged to dress up ninja-style for the event,” organizer Terri Reedy said. “Events like this one are sweeping the country because people are looking for something fun to do as a family. We hope to see the whole family dressed out in martial arts uniforms, or as Ninja Turtles, Karate Kid, Kung Fu Panda, etc.”
While dressing up isn’t required to participate, it is highly encouraged. Foam swords, rubber stars, headbands, glow gear, and more will be sold on site to help ninjas complete their ensemble. Real weapons are not allowed on site.
The 3.1-mile race is staged at the Horizon Center in Oak Ridge on a wheelchair-accessible course. The race will be timed, but both runners and walkers are encouraged to participate. Participants wishing to walk with pets or strollers may do so at the back of the pack.
Awards will be given to top runners in all divisions and all youth runners receive recognition. The event is hosted by C&R Worldwide of Oak Ridge and is sponsored by Progressive Martial Arts of Oak Ridge and Tiger Claw. Monies earned from previous races have supported Oak Ridge Graduation Celebration and the Wounded Warriors Foundation.
Additional sponsors and volunteers are needed. Contact us for more information about the race or about how your company can get involved as a sponsor at [email protected].
This press release was submitted by Terri Reedy.
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