Night Run lights up West Creek Park

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More than 800 people, many sporting neon-colored clothes, lights and glow sticks, participated in the sold-out Be The Light 5K night time run/walk Saturday at West Creek Park in Valencia.

Photo Tom Cruze/For the Signal More than 800 people participated in the sold-out third annual Be The Light 5K night time run/walk Saturday. Registration fees and donations support "A Light of Hope" which promotes healing and freedom for youths 14-26 years-old including emphasis on substance abuse and addiction and other challenges like eating disorders, cutting and depression. Natalie Martinez (L) and Leandra Sanchez glow in the dark after the run. 0924
Natalie Martinez (L) and Leandra Sanchez glow in the dark after the run. Tom Cruze/For The Signal

“The atmosphere is a little different here,” said runner Noe Guerra about the unique nature of the run.

“Everybody is just supporting one another and (supporting) a really good cause.”

Registration fees and donations benefit “A Light of Hope” which promotes healing and 
freedom for youths 14-26 years of age including emphasis on substance abuse, addiction and other challenges like eating disorders, cutting and depression.

“This event is special because it’s the community getting behind these families and showing them that we care and that where there is light there is hope,” said Mark Montoya, the event’s coordinator.

Montoya expected to raise $20,000 at Saturday’s event.

“It means I get to invest in something that could be saving somebody’s life, it could be giving a family hope that really needs it right now.”

 

Photo Tom Cruze/For the Signal More than 800 people participated in the sold-out third annual Be The Light 5K night time run/walk Saturday. Registration fees and donations support "A Light of Hope" which promotes healing and freedom for youths 14-26 years-old including emphasis on substance abuse and addiction and other challenges like eating disorders, cutting and depression. A colorful and musical scene met the participants at the finish line. 0924
A colorful and musical scene met the participants at the finish line. Tom Cruze/For The Signal

Photo Tom Cruze/For the Signal More than 800 people participated in the sold-out third annual Be The Light 5K night time run/walk Saturday. Registration fees and donations support "A Light of Hope" which promotes healing and freedom for youths 14-26 years-old including emphasis on substance abuse and addiction and other challenges like eating disorders, cutting and depression. Guillermo Mora (L), his wife Armida Mora (R) and daughter Tiana Young (C) are set for the run. 0924

 

Guillermo Mora (L), his wife Armida Mora (R) and daughter Tiana Young (C) are set for the run. Tom Cruze/For The Signal

Photo Tom Cruze/For the Signal More than 800 people participated in the sold-out third annual Be The Light 5K night time run/walk Saturday. Registration fees and donations support "A Light of Hope" which promotes healing and freedom for youths 14-26 years-old including emphasis on substance abuse and addiction and other challenges like eating disorders, cutting and depression. Runners travel along Decoro Drive. 0924
Runners travel along Decoro Drive. Tom Cruze/For The Signal
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