First Great Glow Run comes to Historic New Bern

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Historic New Bern’s first Great Glow Run, an evening of glowing sights and live entertainment benefits Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia

Great Glow Run for Easter Seals of North Carolina & Virginia

New Bern’s first Great Glow Run lights up the historic district Saturday evening March 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Over one thousand glowing runners, walkers and strollers, will descend on Union Point Park for competition and fun. Race time is 7:30 p.m.

Thanks to strong participation from hundreds of US Marines and family members from Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point, the run is at capacity and closed to new registrations.

The Great Glow Run is a glow-in-the-dark, certified 5K race, winding through beautiful Historic New Bern, past Tryon Palace, ending on the banks of the Neuse and Trent Rivers at Union Point Park. Festivities follow the race with food and beverages, an awards ceremony, and entertainment by The Cold Biscuit Band offering a variety of southern rock, beach, Motown, and classic country.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 Male and Female overall finishers, and the top 3 Male and Female finishers in each age group. Timing and scoring will be by managed by East Carolina Road Racing, using shoe chips.

Early packet pickups are available for registered participants Friday, March 22, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Comfort Inn adjacent to Union Point Park, or, on race day at 5:30 p.m. at Union Point Park. The run is at closed to new registrations.

While the New Bern race is at capacity and closed, registration is open for the Wilmington, Charlotte and Raleigh Great Glow Runs (April 27, May 3, May 11 respectively). To register:

The Great Glow Run supports the mission of Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia, helping more than 20,000 individuals and their families manage disabilities and mental health challenges. Easter Seals UCP enhances the quality of life for individuals and maximizes their potential for engagement in their communities.


Leslie Owens, Chair

Barbara Krcmar, Co-Chair

Robert B Butler | PR | Wilmington | Raleigh

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