Blacklight Run | Washington D.C.

Washington DC

October 21st, 2017

RFK Stadium
2400 East Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC 20003

Check-In: 4:00pm
Race Start: 7:00pm

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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

Road Runner Sports

Our packet pick up sponsor location is offering special savings for all Blacklight Run participants. These coupons are only valid on the day of packet pick up.

Road Runner Sports Coupon

1120 W. Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046

October 20th, 2017 from 11am – 7pm

*If you are unable to attend Packet Pickup on the day right before the race, it will be reserved for you on Race Day for a fee. There is a $5.00 fee per packet, per paid participant on Race Day, cash only. To avoid paying this fee, please attend Packet Pickup in person the day prior, or send a friend with a copy of your race barcode.


There is a $15 parking fee. 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 go on all the way to 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.


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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


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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