Win Tickets ($80): 2014 Neon Dash @ Portland International Raceway | Nighttime 5K, Neon Glow Color, Black Lights, Music

We are giving away a pair of tickets to 2014 Neon Dash @ Portland International Raceway on August 16 . To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, May 30.

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From our sponsors:
Neon Dash PortlandNeon Dash
August 16, 2014
6:30 p.m. | $25-$40 | All Ages
Register early for lower prices at

Portland International Raceway
1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217
(503) 823-7223

The original night time color 5k event, Neon Dash, brings their Live Bright Tour to Portland International Raceway August 16th, 2014. This night time fun run creates an experience unlike any other. As darkness falls, the light just gets brighter when participants are doused with neon fluorescent glow powder. After, they are lit up with professional-strength black lights, all while jamming out to their favorite tunes.

Brian Dowdy, a spokesman for the run, says, “We wanted a race designed specifically to be a lot of fun, and that it could be accessible to everyone. People of all ages and conditions are encouraged to participate, and have a blast while doing it.” New runners will find it an exciting and vibrant welcome to the world of 5ks, without the intimidation of timing or winners. For experienced runners, it’s a unique change of pace. The Neon Dash thrives on bringing communities together in a healthy and happy glowing environment while making a difference in the lives of others.

Along with the race there is an After Dash Bash, featuring DJs and other performers. Races in other cities across the country are already scheduled for 2014.

More information, as well as how to register, can be found at

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45 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): 2014 Neon Dash @ Portland International Raceway | Nighttime 5K, Neon Glow Color, Black Lights, Music

  1. Talon May 27, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    I’d love to win these tickets. My girlfriend just completed her “couch to 5k” training, and now is able and willing to run her first 5k! We’ve been eyeballing a fun one like this for sometime!

  2. Phi Nguyen May 27, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    Love to go! My friends and I have not done anything like this before and would for sure be a bucket list check off!

  3. shaylene May 27, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    In need of a super cool night time event like this one.

  4. Ilea Sullivan May 27, 2014 at 5:28 pm #

    I would love this tickets! I am a personal trainer and would happily spread the word to my clients (who also love to run, especially a festive run!!) =D

  5. Brandon May 27, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    Running with music and at night would be awesome! I would love to win!

  6. Denise May 27, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to try one of these runs! Sounds like it would be a ton of fun!

  7. Tamara Colpitts May 27, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

    I would love to take my 12 year old son to this… We have been talking about doing something really fun together this summer and this would be perfect…

  8. kristina May 27, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    Wow. This looks so fun! I used to run half marathons a LONG time ago and since moving to Portland have been tinkering around starting to run again (everybody’s doing it! :) )…..this would be GREAT incentive to make it happen! :)

  9. ryan May 27, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    Well i really want to go to this event because it gives me one of the only few times for me to hang out with my own friends that is adrenaline rushing, listening to awesome edm with a lively environment is just a freaking awesome feeling that you can’t experience anywhere else.

  10. Chelsea May 27, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    I’ve run 5Ks before, but NOTHING like this! It’d be a blast be be streaked with color then dash down the street! I’ve always wanted to do a fun 5K, and this looks perfect!!

  11. Frank Nguyen May 27, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

    Would love to do a run and be covered in neon fluorescent powder with my friend!

  12. Brandon May 28, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    This would be sooo cool! I’ve never done a run like this at night!

  13. Brandon Treadway May 28, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    This would be sooo cool! I’ve never done a run like this at night!

  14. Mike Thom May 28, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    Could you ask for anything better?

  15. Levon May 28, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

    Feel the need for speed. Talking about night time running. When I get all powdered up for the festivities I am going to be the rocket man.

  16. Linda May 28, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

    Love running at night. Not may runs in the dark so this would be prefect…nice and safe rub in the dark

  17. Cheryl May 28, 2014 at 10:28 pm #

    I grew Up In The 80’S And Still Love Neon!

  18. prixton May 29, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    This sounds amazing, and it would really give me a great work out goal for the next ten weeks! Please please please with a cherry on top? :)

  19. Anika May 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    The Color Run last year was my first ever 5K and I’ve been wanting to do another since!

  20. Brianna May 29, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    My husband and I are always looking for fun new ways to stay fit over the summer. We’ve done many of the local 5k’s, but this is one we have yet to check out. I’d love to add it to our list! Sounds like a blast!!

  21. anu May 29, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    This sounds like a lot of fun.
    I would love to run with my daughter!

  22. Cora Kirkpatrick May 29, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    Yes please! I love running!

  23. Jessica May 29, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    This would be a great opportunity to have fun and get some exercise!!!! I would love to win tickets to this event!

  24. Natasha May 29, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    This would be a fantastic night out! What better way to spend the night than getting in shape & having a great time!

  25. Skye Blue May 29, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    No Whammies, no whammies, no whammies!

  26. carla May 29, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

    This funtastic looking run would be a great way for me to surprise my daughter by putting a splash of color into her otherwise grey-looking summer!

  27. Leigha May 29, 2014 at 5:52 pm #

    I just did my first 5K and a can’t wait to do another one. This looks so awesome!!!

  28. Gray May 29, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

    I’ve never done any organized races, but this looks like a good entry. paying money to run has always seemed silly to me, so this would get my nose in the tent.

  29. April May 29, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

    I need another 5k to look forward to and help get me in to shape!

  30. Karen May 29, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    Neon. Nighttime. Music. Lots of fun! I would love to win tickets for this event as a friend who is working on a couch to 5k program just asked me to run with her. I really want to support her and run with her but funds are a bit limited so winning would be great. I just ran my first 5k and look forward to more.

  31. Ashley Coleman May 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    I would love to do this 5k. I’ve done color runs and mud runs but never a neon run. It sounds amazing!

  32. Sarah May 29, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

    I did the electric run last year, but didn’t quite get the concept. This time I want to do the glow run and do it right!

  33. Brittany May 30, 2014 at 12:21 am #

    I can’t afford to enter any 5ks right now. Please pick me!

  34. Alexandra Gray May 30, 2014 at 1:04 am #

    I have never done a 5k, mostly because I can never afford it when one comes around that I would want to do, but I’ve always wanted to and this one sounds perfect for me! I’m a neon freak! Pick me pick me!

  35. Audrey May 30, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    Yes! I wasn’t this one super bad this would be awesome

  36. Nasheena May 30, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    My husband and two kids have the BEST outfits for this run. Please pick us to win :)

  37. Cindy Mai May 30, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    I’ve never been to anything like this before! I would love to attend!

  38. bijougaijin June 1, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    I wanna go!!!!

  39. Jeremy June 2, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

    I”ve never done a run like this and it sounds like a blast! Winning tix would be even better!

  40. Kelli June 4, 2014 at 10:31 pm #

    This looks so fun!! Would love to go with my bestie! :D

  41. Teresa June 6, 2014 at 6:44 am #

    This would be great motivation for me to run more!

  42. Stephanie August 1, 2014 at 10:15 pm #

    This would be an awesome way to do something healthy instead of thinking about it.

  43. Kathryn August 5, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

    I have always volunteered at these events, but have never participated. It would be awesome to actually be a part of this.

  44. Denise Martin August 15, 2014 at 7:27 am #

    My nonprofit, Brides of Eden, wants to run in the Neon Dash in our wedding gowns to raise awareness for our cause – gifting Eden-based greenhouse dome/gardens to the food banks. We are low on cash but high on enthusiasm. I can only imagine how my designer gown with the ten foot train will look after being covered in neon. Please please please please please pick me!

  45. Kristina August 20, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

    I’d love to go to this event. I’ve been wanting to go since I saw it on TV (I think an episode of the Bachelor) and thought it was something I’d really enjoy and love getting people motivated in a fun environment. I would also choose someone special to go with me, and don’t mind encouraging others to get tickets and go as well!

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