Call it a 5K with a giant dance party. However it is described, it certainly wasn’t your typical road race. With blaring lights and music, Electric Run brought their celebration of fitness and electronic dance music to Gillette Stadium last night, attracting 15,000 neon clad runners to Foxboro. The event was the largest held by Electric Run to date.
For comparison’s sake, the Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50 5K/10K held on July 3 was run by 5,953 people.
The untimed race featured runners going though multiple zones with their own unique light setups and music. To help avoid congestion and allow participants to enjoy extra time in the zones, runners were released in waves of 2,000-3,000.
Starting in front of the stadium near the east entrance of the EMC Club, the course went though the parking lot of the stadium, up and down the access road, past the fieldhouse, into the 300 level of the stadium, and down to the 100 level near the bridge for the finish.
After the race, runners packed the concourse near the Bank of America entrance for a post-race dance party. At it’s peak, the audience extended all the way back to the scoreboard and concession area.
Proceeds from the race were donated to the Special Olympics of Massachusetts.
To see photos and video from the event click though the gallery above. Please be aware that the videos do contain flashing lights and loud music.