Ready, set glow! Brooklynites embark on Night Nation Run to raise money for cancer research

Members of the crowd show off their dance moves at the Night Nation Run in Gerritsen Beach.
Steve Solomonson

Ready, set, glow!

Brooklynites of all ages flocked to the Aviator Sports and Events Center on June 8 in Gerritsen Beach for the Night Nation Run, the world’s first running music festival 5K.

The runners are ready for the event to start.
Steve Solomonson

The course included multiple DJs, an illuminated race course and an after party filled with dancing, glow lights, lasers and live music from.

Participants included runners both young and old who gathered to celebrate their love of electronic music and exercise while fighting for a cure for cancer.

The run held at night, but there was plenty of time to dance during the day.
Steve Solomonson

Lindsay Lorman came from New Jersey to participate in the run for the first time and said enjoyed the event so much, she would attend next year.

“My favorite part was the actual run. No lights were on and the racetrack was illuminated by everyone and their glow gear,” she said. “It was an added bonus that all the run donations went to fighting cancer.”

And they’re off!
Steve Solomonson

Daniela Figureo, heard about the event from some friends and made the trip from New Jersey to attend.

“It was fun because of the energy from the people and the DJs that played. I got a lot of exercise but, my favorite part was the after party at the event,” Figuero said.

The large crowd gathers together to stand up to cancer.
Steve Solomonson

Night Nation Run is a global event that is visiting multiple U.S. locations throughout the year. The official charity for Night Nation Run is Stand Up to Cancer. The event will be heading to Buffalo, N.Y., next on June 22 and will also be stopping in Manhattan in the near future.

For more information visit www.nightnationrun.com

The runners light up the night despite running in the dark.
Steve Solomonson

Reach reporter Chandler Kidd at ckidd@schenpsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–2525. Follow her at twitter.com/ChanAnnKidd.

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