Night Nation LA
(Event bling. No medals were provided. T-shirt, candy, foam glow stick, and cut off tee were offered in the VIP package. Regular guests got just the shirt).
With over 16,000 participants, athletes, supporters, and fairies alike were able to run and dance the night away. The pre-party set by Boombox Cartel kicked off the night with a set similar to the Irvine Verizon set. Playing many of the same rocking hits he ended the show with at the Verizon event.
The race began an hour after the pre-party. Lines for admission were still wrapped around the fence at this point but they moved quickly.
Some racers waited up to 30 minutes to begin the run. Crowds were thick causing runners to zip around walkers. There were fewer selfie stations than at the Verizon, but the DJs set up along the trails received big crowds who stopped to party between running!
After crossing the finish line runners partied harder at the post-party to the beats of The Made Monster. There were few chances to exchange candy. But as the lights flashed and the kryo sprayed, the PLUR was real.