Students, both athletic and non-athletic, gathered at the BYU-Idaho Staduim track to run a 5k around the school perimeter covered in glow-in-the-dark paint on Friday.
“I’m a runner by heart — I run everyday; it’s my thing,” said Tony Daley, a freshman studying business management.
Participants were given a shirt that they had reserved when they registered for the event and paid their ten dollar fee online.
After checking in, the runners donned their shirts and headed over to the painting station where they covered themselves with nontoxic and non-harmful glow-in-the-dark paint. Runners were also given glow sticks to hold.
“It’s fun to run, but it’s funner to run when you have something different” said Cameron Gamble, a freshman studying mechanical engineering. “So having the glow sticks just brings an excitement factor, I guess.”
The runners ran around the track, up to the temple, through the roundabouts and concluded with one more lap around the track.
After the run, the event moved to the John W. Hart Building where a dance was held in the Main Gym, according to the BYU-I website.
To end the event, blacklight pictures were taken to capture the students glow and to celebrate their accomplishment of finishing the run.