The Neon Vibe 5k - johnshippeephotography

The Neon Vibe 5k

In early 2014, I had the opportunity to photograph The Neon Vibe 5k run in Jacksonville, FL. I’m not a runner, but have a lot of friends that are, so I see a lot of different runs come up in my newsfeed on Facebook. I’ve noticed more and more that the popularity of 5k runs where you get covered in bright colored powders is becoming increasingly popular. One of the things that sets The Neon Vibe’s run apart from others is that they do the race just after sunset. They set up 4 “glow stations” around the course that have backlights and people throwing more UV sensitive powder on the runners as they go through.

Photographing the run was a lot of fun. I do wish I had brought a rain sleeve for my camera, though. That powder gets EVERYWHERE!