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Mash-Up Sensation Girl Talk to Headline GlowRun’s AfterGlow Block Party Oct. 7

Mash-Up Sensation Girl Talk to Headline GlowRun’s AfterGlow Block Party Oct. 7
International music sensation, Girl Talk, will headline GlowRun’s inaugural 7k in Downtown Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 7. Girl Talk will hit the stage as illuminated runners cross the finish line at AfterGlow, the multi-block street party during and after the race (Photo credit: Paul Sobota)

Presented by WENDOH Media Companies and Insomniac, the nighttime race will blend music, entertainment and art with the buzzing bar scene of Downtown Las Vegas. Girl Talk will perform for more than 10,000 runners and party-goers expected to attend the run and after party. Best known for his stylistic mash-up tracks of mainstream hits, Girl Talk will reenergize the crowd with a set full of fresh mixes and cuts.

The event is the first of its kind to bring all of the burgeoning downtown area’s bars and restaurants together in one big party. Participants and spectators alike are encouraged to wear brightly colored, illuminated costumes. Plus, a donation from GlowRun’s proceeds will be made to Aid for AIDS of Nevada.

Celebrating 10-plus years of sample-obsessed production, Girl Talk has made a name for himself through his innovative remixes; rising to become a top artist in the industry. Recently, Girl Talk completed his fifth album titled “All Day,” which continues the saga from the previously acclaimed albums “Night Ripper” and “Feed the Animals.”

The AfterGlow block party will also feature local musical acts and additional artists to be announced, plus plenty of beverage, cocktail and beer stops along every block. As live music fills the corridor, several food trucks will provide tasty post-race nourishment in downtown’s buzzing bar scene and after party.

The starting time for the inaugural GlowRun event is at 6 p.m. GlowRun participants can register now through August 1 for an early registration fee of $45 per person at www.GlowRun.com, and $55 thereafter. Businesses and groups of friends are encouraged to sign up as teams in which GlowRun will match each group member and donate to AFAN.

Teams with a minimum of six people or more will receive a discount for $5 off each entry. Once six team members have been registered, GlowRun teams are encouraged to get as many people on their team as possible. Teams will be able to add new members up until a few weeks before the race at the online registration or by sending an email to [email protected]. Each team will also be announced on GlowRun’s Facebook page.

Special room rates are available for GlowRun participants at El Cortez Hotel & Casino, The Plaza Hotel & Casino and Golden Nugget Las Vegas. The promotional code for El Cortez (800-634-6703) is GLOW1012, and for Cabana Suites is GLOWCS1012; the promotional code for The Plaza (800-634-6575) is PGLOW12; and the promotional code for Golden Nugget (800-634-3454) is GSGLOWR. Extended room rates apply for Thursday through Tuesday at El Cortez; Friday through Tuesday at Golden Nugget; and Friday through Sunday at The Plaza. Rates and availability may vary.