More than 400 students arrived in neon attire and ready to run in the First Annual TCU Glow Run 5K on Monday night.
Those who participated were given a free t-shirt, glow sticks, glow glasses, glow bracelets and necklaces and glow paint for the run.
It started in front of the Brown-Lupton University Union and made a figure eight around the main parts of campus, Worth Hills and then back to the TCU Commons for an after-party.
The after-party featured two DJs, a light show, trampolines, a unicyclist, glow jugglers, face painting and free food.
The run was coordinated by Student Activities, Campus Recreation, and the Student Government Association, to support the R U OK? suicide awareness and prevention campaign.
“I think today was a great awareness event for R U OK? we handed out a lot of stuff with the R U OK? logo on it, and we had signs showing them how to identify the signs and ask the question,” said Cortney Gumbleton, suicide prevention outreach coordinator for the Counseling and Mental Health Center.
Jay Iorizzo, associate director of Campus Recreation, was very happy with the way the event turned out.
“I think the best thing that I saw was a lot of students participating, glowing, running around campus, with a happy smile on their faces, and just having a great time,” he said.
Rachel Bynum, a first year movement science major, said she had a lot of fun, and felt especially comfortable running because all of the police that were around guiding traffic.
“I thought it was very successful, the running was really fun, and a good night, and there was safety, there were officers around, so I felt comfortable running,” she said.