Hospital Glow Run lights up possibilities for Moffat County
5K raises funds for TMH Foundation, Cancer Society
October 3, 2015
If you're going to be out and about after dark, wearing something that makes you visible is sensible. Something that's both shocking pink and blinding is optional.
Saturday night was alight with the many bright sights of the second annual Glow Run/Walk 5K hosted by The Memorial HospitalThe Memorial Hospital starting from the starting from the Colorado Northwestern Community CollegeColorado Northwestern Community College Craig campus. Craig campus.
With about 100 people turning out for the evening running event, glow sticks, necklaces and bracelets were in plentiful supply, as were a number of costumes.
A group of women of all ages debated on what to call themselves — the choices being Pink Ladies or Pink Power — after all donning the same ensemble: a silky cape, a domino mask and plastic antennae all in, you guessed it, the signature color of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which was also well-represented at the starting line, an arch of pink and white balloons peppered with LEDs for more glow.
Deb Durbin and Rebecca Watson said they and the rest of their team chose their unusual costumes to join their friend, Deb Voborsky, a breast cancer survivorDeb Voborsky, a breast cancer survivor. .
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"We really wanted to support her this way," Watson said.
The first to finish was 12-year-old Coltyn Terry, fresh off another run earlier in the day during the Bulldog Invitational. Not far behind him was Derek Duran, the city councilor crossing the arch a few minutes later, though no one kept any official times to keep things light rather than competitive.
"It's important to get out and do stuff like this for the community," Duran said as he stretched following his exertion.
Drawings, food and a dance party followed as more people completed the race, which served as a fundraiser for local nonprofits Moffat County Cancer Society and TMH Foundation.
"Local" is the keyword, said Jennifer Riley, TMH's chief of marketing and business development.
"People here want to know that their money is directly impacting people in their own community who are suffering," she said. "It's a good cause, it's fun and people have a great time doing it."