Just because something normally happens in broad daylight doesn't mean it can't take place under the cover of darkness.

5k runs are extremely popular in Colorado this time of year, and there are many scheduled here in the Grand Valley. Typically, these take place during daylight hours, but can you imagine running or walking a 5K at night?

The idea of running at night is extremely intriguing to me and so I'm especially interested in Grand Junction's Glow -n - Games on May 17 at Long Family Memorial Park. I am seriously considering doing this.

Mesa County Sheriff's Office

The event concludes with a 5k Glow Run/Walk starting at 9 pm, complete with black lights and glow sticks, and glow powder. Participants will receive a t-shirt as part of their registration for this race, which will be timed for serious runners. This will be unlike any 5k you have ever done.

Prior to the 5k will be the CrossFit competition featuring teams of 4, and the Bearcat Pull, also featuring teams of 4. The team that pulls the rescue vehicle 100 feet in the fastest time wins. Teams from the public are welcome and encouraged to participate. If you sign up to do the 5k or the CrossFit, you can do the Bearcat Pull for free.

Mesa County Sheriff's Office

There will be a touch-a-truck time for the kids starting at 6:00, plus there's going to be live music.

The proceeds from this event will benefit Special Olympics Colorado and there will be some Special Olympics athletes helping out with the event as well as local law enforcement personnel.

You can register for one or more of these events on the Mesa County Sheriff's website or Facebook page.  This for a great cause, and it's going to be loads of fun.