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Schedule and Events
Saturday, October 14, 2017
4:00 p.m. | Registration
Day-of registration is available! Racers may pick up their packets from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. on the UW-L track. You may also pick up your packets or pre-register on Friday, October 13 at the Erickson Boys and Girls Club at 1331 Clinton Street, La Crosse from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. | Family Fesival
NEW this year, we encourage families to come early for the free youth activities on the field at UW-L. Bounce houses, face painting, games and more. It's sure to be fun for the whole family!
6:00 p.m. | Deke's Dash (Kids)
Sponsored by the Ronald McDonald Foundation (Courtesy Corporation), children under 12 race for free on the first part of our course. Don't miss this chance to run under the lights!
7:30 p.m. | Run/Walk Begins
Ready. Set. GLOW! Starting at 7:30 p.m., all runners and walkers will take off from the UW-L track. Enjoy the glowing course through Myrick Park and the marsh trails.
8:00 p.m. | After Glow Party
Immediately following the race, join us at Myrick Park for food, beverages and fun! Live music by the Mike Dangeroux Band will help keep the night glowing.
Learn why we Glow.
Derrick "Deke" Kroll
Deke was a man of great passion—for life, family, friends, running, and enabling the youth of La Crosse to achieve their dreams. Sadly, he passed away on November 18th, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer.
At an early age, Deke recognized the importance of providing a safe, fun and welcoming environment for local youth. It's no wonder that Deke chose a career with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse, where he served as Director of Operations. Deke had a tremendous zest for life and dedication to helping the children of the Boys & Girls Club.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse turns no child away. For every $20 made by Glow in the Deke, the cost of one child's entire year of membership at the club is covered. And together with the Hope Lives Foundation, an annual scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a local young adult whose life was affected by cancer.
Beginning in 2010, friends of Deke Kroll organized the first "Deke's Run". After the 2011 run, the Hope Lives Foundation became involved as the event producer. The Hope Lives Foundation changed the format to a glow in the dark run/walk and added other events, gradually growing participation.Glowers.
Did you have a great time last year? Let us know!
Photos. Stories. Crazy costumes. We want to hear it all! Leading up to the event, we'll be posting contests and giveaways on our Facebook page. Connect with us to keep up on all the latest news and updates.
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P.O. Box 65
La Crosse, WI 54602
P : (608) 784-3783