Glow Run had bright start as everyone wanted to sparkle

Of all the annual run/walks introduced recently, the Glow Run 5K looks certain to become a permanent and extremely popular event on the sporting calendar.  

More than 300 took part in the inaugural Glow Run that started and finished beside Margaritaville on Saturday evening. It was won by Tobias Muchene, but times and positions were secondary, fun being the emphasis. 

Matthew Volkyn was second and Marlon Crowe third. Fastest woman was Marion Sachin, and then Maria Leonce followed by Chelsea Ayala. In the kids division, the boys winner was Harrison Hew and the girls champ was Bijou Forget. 

The National Trust along with CUC hosted, with the theme “Light up the Night for a Brighter Future.” To enjoy the full experience, runners were encouraged to light up the night from head to toe with glow items as well as wacky attire. There was a glow after-party where food, drinks and glow items were sold while local deejays kept the bubbly atmosphere going with party music.  

Prizes from sponsors were given to the top three finishers for the male, female and children’s category, as well as for the best glow costumes. Proceeds benefit the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands. 


The inaugural Glow Run 5K was more fun than a competitive race in downtown George Town on Saturday night. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD