The Night Nation Run bills itself as the world’s first “running music festival”: 3.1 miles of thumping EDM (electronic dance music) beats and a course filled with multiple DJ stations, smoke machines, spotlights, and vertiginous laser shows—all bookended by pre-and post-race dance parties that last for hours on end. With six summer events in cities ranging from Boston to Los Angeles, there’s likely one right around the corner from you. The registration fee ($30–$60) includes a glow necklace. Of course it does.
The Night Nation Run lets you crush your 5k with DJ-generated electronic dance music, spotlights, and smoke machines.