Some places just look better at night. Vegas, for instance -- the flashing bulbs and neon, gaudy and impotent during the day, turn the city into a luminous playground once the sun sets. The Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza, too, is more lovely at night, and has the added benefit of being -- unlike Sin City -- the perfect place for a run.
The Night Run, one of Arizona’s oldest organized races, takes advantage of this picturesque backdrop with 5K and 10K runs, a race for kids 5 and under, a post-race vendor expo and a live animal exhibit featuring some real night owls.
7375 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Category: Music Venues
Region: Central Scottsdale
The night run is held Saturday, May 10 on the northeast lawn of Scottsdale City Hall, near the intersection of 75th Street and Main Street. The 5-K and 10-K races start at 7:30 p.m. -- just after sunset. Registration is $35 for fun-runners and $40 for those who want chip timers. Visit www.thenightrun.com for more.