Houston, TX

Hey Glowers,

Due to the State of Emergency in the Houston area, we are postponing our Houston Blacklight Run scheduled for Saturday, September 2, 2017. Unfortunately, it looks like Hurricane Harvey had a different plan and we want all of our participants and crew to be safe. We will notify you via email with the new date and you won’t have to do a thing as your registration(s) will be automatically transferred to the new date.

Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you. Stay safe Glowers.


Sam Houston Race Park
7575 North Sam Houston Parkway
Houston, TX 77064

Check-In: 5:00pm
Race Start: 8:00pm

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$20 Sale is available for the next 100 registrations, once sold out the price will go back to $50.

Regular Price:  $50

What Is The Blacklight Run™?

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.

Every Participant Will Receive:

  • A commemorative Blacklight Run™ t-shirt
  • A Blacklight Run™ glow-in-the-dark temporary tattoo
  • A Blacklight Run™ race bib
  • A donation to a local charity
  • A Blacklight Run™ Glow Pack (given at the finish line!)
  • Admission to the Blacklight Run After Party™

*Children 5 and under are FREE with a paying adult.

Race Day Info

This is where you’ll find all of the information you will need for race day and the days leading up to it.

Packet Pick Up

Blacklight Run Houston Packet Pick-Up will be held from 11am-7pm at the venue on Friday, September 1, 2017.

Sam Houston Race Park
7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy
Houston, TX 77064


Typically there is a parking fee for the event that is handled by the venue. With THOUSANDS of smiles present on race day, please arrive early to avoid traffic!

Race Day Check-In

Tonight’s the night! Gates open at the time listed above. If you did not pick up your packet during Packet Pick Up, there is an opportunity to pick up on race day.

Pre Party

Let’s do this! If you’re coming to party (aren’t we all?), make sure to get there early and get your dance on before the run. Consider it your warm-up! The pre-party will start 1 1/2 hours before the race and go on all the way to the start of the race.

Race Start and Course Details

The first wave of the race begins at the time listed above. Additional waves will go off every few minutes. And don’t miss out on our Blacklight Run™ Glow Zones. You’re in for a heck of a good time, and we want you all to get the most of your Blacklight Run™ UV Glow Powder! You will find multiple Blacklight Run™ Glow Zones with the most glow powder you’ve ever seen. Seriously, it’s a lot. Dance and party in these zones for as long as you’d like! After all, we’re all about throwing a glowing good time of a party!

After Party

After the run is the after-party! And ours is better than you’ve ever experienced. When you cross the finish line is when the Neon Sky™ celebration gets started! Get your glow pack and head to the main stage. The DJs will light up the Neon Sky™ and you will light up the dark. Later, these memories will light up your life. Every 15 minutes or so, there is a GLOW THROW! Don’t miss this. It’s where we celebrate your success, throw that glow powder in the air, and dance the night away. Even better? Free merchandise. Glow gear. All thrown from the stage, raining down on you like glow powder in the Neon Sky™!

Have Questions? Visit our FAQ page for answers.


Miracle Flights


$20 Sale is available for the next 100 registrations, once sold out the price will go back to $50.

Regular Price:  $50


Want to get involved and get your glow on? Volunteering is the best way! Dedicate your time to the Blacklight Run™, get a free t-shirt, and get a chance to be a part of the #BlacklightRun—the brightest and most fun 5K you’ll ever experience.


Want to join the #BlacklightRun lineup and be a part of the amazing after party? The real question is why wouldn’t you want to be involved? We’re excited to have you and want to hear from up-and-coming talent in our area. Tell us what you can bring to the Blacklight Run™ team.


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