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Close your eyes for a second and imagine yourself running through a forest of glowing neon trees that dance and change colors to booming electronic music. You travel through a tunnel illuminated with dancing patterns and figures on the walls, ceilings, and floors, then emerge above a lake glowing in otherworldly iridescence. Colored fountains flow to the beat as a tube of rainbow-hued lasers leads you to a building lit so brightly it can be seen from space.

Usually you’d have to be on some pretty intense psychedelics for a trip of that magnitude, but the only high you need experience at the Electric Run is runner’s. Throughout all five kilometers of this all-ages run, immersive "lands" of light and sound will transport you to an LED wonderland, and the DJs spinning at the finish line will turn the inside of Hohokam Stadium into an electro-funtimes dance party. No molly required.

The Electric Run begins 7 p.m. Friday, September 13, at Hohokam Stadium, 1235 North Center Street in Mesa. Registration is $60 per person. Visit for more.

Fri., Sept. 13, 7 p.m., 2013


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