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Glowing and going: SA Glow Run benefits children’s hospital, provides rave with run

Mississippi State University students now have an opportunity to run, party and give to a charity all in the same night.

The MSU Student Association hosts the Glow Run on Feb. 27, which begins at 7 p.m. in front of the Newell-Grissom Building.

The Glow Run is a fun run that takes place on MSU’s campus and benefits the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson, Miss. The course has both 5K and one mile options to accommodate runners of all skill levels.  

Alissa McKinnon, co-director of late night events for SA, said the Glow Run gives MSU students a convenient, enjoyable way to serve the community of Starkville.

“Mississippi State is such a community service driven campus,” she said. “Students are always looking for new ways to give back to their community.” 

Matthew Belew, sophomore environmental engineering major, said he looks forward to the run because the event is constructive and meaningful while being fun and exciting.

“I participate in the Glow Run because it is a great way for students and people in the community to support an awesome cause, the Blair Batson Hospital, and have fun while doing it,” he said. 

McKinnon said SA members work extensively to give the Glow Run a party-like atmosphere through pooling ideas, like providing glowing and neon accessories to runners to transform the area surrounding the Newell-Grissom building into a neon rave. 

“The Student Association provides all kinds of glow sticks, black lights and neon face paint, and DJ Glotron will be playing music,” McKinnon said. 

McKinnon said SA members hope this year’s run will not only provide a raving, lively atmosphere but will live up to Glow Runs from years past. 

“Our first goal is to give all the runners a fantastic and cool experience,” McKinnon said. “We hope that in the next few years, the Glow Run becomes a tradition here at MSU.”

Students interested in participating in this year’s run can register at sa.msstate.edu or in Suite 314 of the Colvard Student Union.  Runners can pre-register before Feb. 18. After Feb. 18, prices increase. 

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