Build a Foundation
Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.
To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.
Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.
The Blacklight Run™ is none other than the brightest, most fun 5K out there. At the Blacklight Run™ we aren’t focused on how fast or how far you can run, what type of exercise you enjoy, or if you’re an avid runner. We don’t care if you’ve never run a day in your life! Instead, we welcome any and all participants looking for a glowing good time. Whether you sprint it, run it, or walk it, it doesn’t matter to us! We simply want you to enjoy it. These three miles will be the best three miles you’ve ever spent with your friends and family—we promise.
The Blacklight Run™ has been setup with very simple rules
1) Wear a white shirt (any white T-shirt will work or wear your awesome commemorative Blacklight Run™ T-Shirt given with your registration) to be worn at the start line.
2) You will finish covered in Blacklight Run™ UV Liquid Glow, that will glow in our Blacklight Zones™ and at the Blacklight Run After Party™. By the end, you will look like you fell into a Ghost Buster’s movie (minus the slime) and covered with different colored Blacklight Run™ UV Liquid Glow. This is the first of its kind at night and is quickly sweeping the nation!
PACKET PICK-UP DATE AND TIME WILL BE EMAILED BEFORE THE EVENT.
*Please bring a photo ID to pick up your race packet. There is a $5.00 fee to pick up your packet on race day. This fee was instituted to encourage people to attend pre-packet pickup so we can minimize lines and wait times on race day. Yes, we do allow people to pick up packets for other people (team member, family, friends). As long as their waiver has been signed online (generally one during registration or downloaded HERE) you will just need to present their confirmation email. That way, we know you have permission to get your friends’ stuff!
All items that have been pre-ordered MUST be picked up by start time on race day or at packet pickup. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to mail items to you after race day any items that have not been claimed will be forfeited and donated. Please make time to go pick up you pre-ordered GLOW Gear. Pick up your pre-ordered GLOW Gear at the packet pickup location or the event.
RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP
If you are unable to pick up your race packet and/or register on either of the packet pickup dates, you will be able to do so on race day. However there is a same day race check in fee of $5 (Cash Only) per registration.
Please arrive early to have ample time to park and line up at the start line. Don’t stress out if you are stuck in traffic. We will leave the start line open for everyone to be able to run the race.
There is a $10 fee (cash only) for parking. Please arrive early to avoid traffic.
NO BAG CHECK
(no lockers, etc.)
Please note that there is NO bag check. So leave your valuables in the car or take what you want with you!
We will be releasing waves of runners every 2-5 minutes at the starting line at the events start time.
Be sure to attach your race bib to the front of your shirt with the safety pins provided. You will NOT be allowed on the course without a race bib.
Starts 45 minutes before the race. This is the best pre-party in the country. Music to blow you away and a chance to get a ton of free glow gear at the stage!
Get ready for an evening of fun, UV liquid glow and memories. DJs to be announced soon!
There will be no charge for spectators. An open area for spectator viewing will be available on both sides of the start/finish line. Be sure to carpool!
There will be a water station on the course and at the finish line.
AFTER RACE PARTY
Please stay after the race for an amazing Blacklight Run After Party. Liquid Glow will be sprayed across the crowd at the After Party under the most Blacklights ever seen assembled.
Please note we do not offer refunds, if you are unable to join us, please transfer your ticket to another athlete or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you have any further questions, please be sure to check out our FAQ’s HERE