Do I need to be a good runner to do this?

Nope. There are plenty of more serious 5ks out there to test your speed and performance. Blacklight Run™ is all about a Glow crazy night with friends and family. You can run or walk, however you would like!

How does a “Team” work compared with a solo runner?

You register as a 2 person minimum team rather than as an individual. You get to pick a custom team name, anything from Glow2Nite to GloStrings. You then get to run/walk together and get glowed together. All team members can finish together or as a team.

What is included with my The Blacklight Run™ registration?

Runners will receive a custom The Blacklight Run™ commemorative race shirt,  a Blacklight Run Glow Pack, race bib with number,  sponsor giveaways (varies from location to location), donation to charity, and admission to the best after party with a GLOW THROW every 15 minutes.

Do you donate to a charity or cause?

YES, we do. Our vision for Blacklight Run™ event is bringing fundraising to local communities, fun and memories. We select a different local organization for each city. To see the charity we use for each city, check out the location’s page. Blacklight Run has a passion for Children's Cancer Research.  

Can I run with a jogging stroller or with my kids?

Yes, as long as you are here to have a ton of fun and be the best parent in the world. Children 5 and under can run with an adult FREE of charge and DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER!

Can I run with my dog?

No Dogs are allowed at any of the races.

Is there an age limit for younger runners?

No Age limits. If they can run or walk the 3 miles of Blacklight Run™ course, they can absolutely do Blacklight Run™ 5k! As soon as they turn 6 years of age, they will need to register and have a race bib! Check out this picture showing kids ROLLING in the powder,  It is sure to be a fun night for all.

Is there a packet pick up for the event? How does all that work?

Yes. The exact details of this depend on each city. These packet pick up details are posted to the city registration page. You will also recieve an email a few weeks prior to race day with all the details. Pre-Packet Pickup is available and is typically held the Thursday & Friday before the race from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

How is the "Glow" administered? Will I be hurt?

No, you will not be hurt at all. Picture it like getting into a flour fight and you lost.

Will the "Glow" ruin clothes or running shoes?

The “Glow” does mostly wash out after the event. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn’t mind getting glowed.

Do the “Blacklight Zones” affect runner vision? Or breathing?

The Blacklight Run™ zones are basically food grade powder and are 100% natural and SAFE. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes . Some “Blacklight Runners” opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths. In summary: We work pretty hard to make it so our precious “Blacklight Runners” get as much or as little Glow on them as they like.

Do you have “cleaning stations” at the finish after party?

With a good dusting off, you aren’t 100% clean, but you are totally good for the drive home. It is actually pretty fun to see people still colored up around town after Blacklight Run™ event. If you wish to perserve your t-shirt, just spray your shirt with white vinegar and iron for a long lasting memory.  

How does the color affect the inside of cars?

Most people bring some towels for the insides of their cars, just in case. It’s like driving home from the swimming pool in your wet swimsuit:)

Can spectators attend the post-race Blacklight Run™ after party?

Absolutely. We will have Blacklight Run™ Glow Packs available first come/first serve for everyone to purchase. You may want to warn them though… they are not coming out of Blacklight Run™ after party clean!

Are cameras and phones safe to have in the Blacklight Zones?

Our race photographers are totally fine shooting from a medium distance (25-50 feet). If you want to get shots right in the midst of the "Glow" we recommend covering cameras/phones with plastic wrap.

Is Blacklight Run™ timed?

The Blacklight Run™ 5k is not a timed event. Runners tend to take their sweet time, to ensure they get every morsel of the UV Glow Powder on themselves,  and we realized no one really cares about their speed. We suggest self-timing for anyone desiring a finish time.

How does the post-race Glow work?

At the Blacklight Run After Party, the crowd will do a glow throw every 15 minutes to welcome new runners coming in. You receive a FREE Glow Pack at the finish line. Additional Blacklight Run Glow Packs are available for purchase. 

Are there refunds?

Unfortunately, we
DO NOT issue refunds. The logistics of setting up and planning the event make it impossible. Location and date are subject to change. We will make every effort to maintain the original date and location, however some locations may cancel or city regulations make a date or location impossible to use. Just make sure you are good to go before signing up. If for some reason you can’t make it to race day, at least come to the check in, pick up your Blacklight Run™ gear, and say hi to us!

How do I transfer my registration to another person?

Go to your account on Active.com at myevents.active.com/1n3llc to view your account and events. Choose the option “Transfer registration to another athlete” and then enter the email address of the person you are transferring it to. Or click on the link in your registration confirmation email that says “transfer to someone else” and it will prompt you to put the email address in for the person you are transferring it to. Once they claim their registration, it will refund your payment (minus the active.com processing fee) and ask the person receiving the transfer to pay the CURRENT price of the registration. Transferring will be available up until a week before the race.

Can I transfer my registration from one city to another city?

Unfortunately we don’t have a way of transferring your registration from one city to another. But what you can do is transfer your registration to another runner (see instructions above). Then you can register for the city you WANT to run in!


Weather Policies


Our participants’ safety is the most important thing and if any of the threatening weather conditions listed below are present the day of the event, the event may be delayed or canceled.


Threatening Weather Conditions

Blacklight Run will be canceled or delayed if any of the following weather conditions exist: Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm/Electrical Storm, "Heavy" Rain, other major weather condition.


Start of the Race / Cancellation of the Event

The start of the event will be delayed if any of the above mentioned conditions exist. The event will then be canceled if any of the weather conditions persist: Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch or Thunderstorm/Electrical Storm.


Authority to Cancel the Event

The Race Director, in accordance with the city and the local law enforcement, has the authority to cancel the event. If threatening weather conditions force cancellation of the event, no refunds can be provided, since funds were already spent in preparation for race day.