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Green Bay's First Annual Nitelite Run: No Pat-Downs, No Security, No Problem!

Green Bay, Wisconsin's first annual Nitelite Family Fun Run went off without a hitch, despite a total lack of security, patdowns, bag searches, or any of the other things we've come to expect to keep us safe from them darn terrorists!

About the event:

What: Green Bay’s first run of its kind! The 3.1(5K) mile course for Runners and Walkers alike is set in picturesque Downtown Green Bay – AT NIGHT! This timed event travels the streets of Green Bay with the intent to let you party the night away with music, glow sticks and lots of Fun. -DJ themed stations along the way( 80′s,90′s, Today’s Hits, Techno, Country) Music for all
Where: Start- Washington Ave. In Front of Children’s Museum of Green Bay / Finish at City Deck – Washington Way, Downtown Green Bay. Course to Come Soon.
When: Saturday August 10, 2013 @ 8PM Packet Pick Up is at the Children’s Museum from 5-7:45.
Who: Your whole family! Discount for 2 or More.

The best 5k value is Green Bay’s first annual Schneider Community Nitelite Run. Proceeds are being donated back to New Community Shelter and Children’s Museum of Green Bay.

source: http://runawayshoes.net/events

Yours truly was there and followed the pack on his bicycle, shouting words of encouragement such as "get your knees up soldier," "They're gaining on you. Run faster!" and "Get a car!"

Along the way he was able to observe the security provided by the benevolent state to protect its precious citizens. There wasn't any!

-5 firemen at the first-aid station
-1 cop car blocking off the entrance to Washington Street
-1 officer directing traffic at Walnut St and another on Cass St

Incredibly, despite this glaring lack of the security apparatus, nobody got shot, nobody got blown-up, nobody reported so much as a twisted ankle (as of press time).

With any luck the Green Bay Nitelite Run will serve as an example for future events like it.

race results: http://1bajoi1fwed4c4t51my6optyg.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-...

(update) no I can't find any local news coverage for this event, and as a matter of fact many of the sources for the event itself have disappeared. Try it yourself. Search on Google for nitelite run green bay and most of the links are dead ends. What's up with that?

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I live in Green Bay.

And I never heard of this event.

(Not denying it took place. Just saying I never heard of it. Maybe its because I neither subscribe to the local paper nor watch TV?)

Unless you have small kids (or any size really) you probably


I happened upon it and thought something might be up with all the potential terrorists and their parents gathered in one place like that...

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

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it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

No, there were no bumps.

The whole event was smooth as synthetic silk.....

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg




it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

The best security is ALWAYS

The best security for any event is ALWAYS pistol-packing mamas and papas acting as vigilantes.

Glad you had fun... Like Ted, I, too, am dreaming and working for the day when 75% of the US Congress is in jail and the TSA is just a bad nightmare in American history.

Totally agree.

Mom's and Dad's are the best security at any event. They care, and their sole motivation is keeping their babies safe.

I'd have to say the most dangerous person there that night...

was me. I nearly almost ran over a 3-year old who wandered off course when my head was turned. Not even a close call but still...

Oh, and there were plenty of strollers around even though there weren't supposed to be.

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg