Georgetown’s only after-dark 5K race, the Glo-n-Go Fun Run, went into high gear the evening of Aug. 3. Now in its fifth year, the Glo-n-Go raised more than $2100 for the scholarship fund of The Georgetown School of Arts & Sciences.
“We could not have asked for a more beautiful evening,” TGS parent Nate Kaminski said as he put lights up on the tent in the middle of the Winyah Auditorium lawn. “This is really fun.”
Participants began massing in front of the school around 7:00 p.m. Many were sporting glow-in-the-dark body paint, bracelets, necklaces, flashlights and reflective vests. Even the dogs on their leashes were decorated.
When the air horn sounded at 7:45, roughly 50 participants took off in the twilight down Prince Street to circle East Bay and head back up. At every intersection, they were cheered on by race volunteers or police officers.
TGS Head Dr. Gary Gates awarded the prizes at 9:00. Winners included: Blake Joseph (Fastest Man), Nancy Altman (Fastest Woman), Lawson Angner (Youngest Finisher), Barbie Jones (Wisest Finisher) and Nathan Gates (Most Glowing). The Fastest Dog prize was awarded to Felix, a miniature poodle who managed to get his owner Steve Attias over the finish line in second place overall.
“We could not have this event without the support of the community,” Gates said. He thanked PTO co-chairs Susie Kaminski and Sandy Martin, along with all the sponsors and donors. He also expressed gratitude to the City of Georgetown, the police officers, and to Assistant Fire Chief Brent McClellan, who volunteered his services as an EMT at the event.
The Georgetown School is now accepting applications for grades 5-12. TGS is a community-based, college preparatory school located in the heart of Georgetown. For more information, visit thegeorgetownschool.org or call 843-520-4359.