Grand Rapids, MI

 

What is It's Glow Time?

What would happen if a 5K was held in a nightclub? It would look like It's Glow Time! Join us for a 5K Run/Walk with one of the best party atmospheres around. It's Glow Time 5K happens at twilight, starting under black lights and lasers with a DJ pumping up the crowd. Along the race route there are party zones, each with their own musical entertainment. Party zones are designed so participants wanting to stay in the zone and jam for a bit can enter Party Zone in the Jam Lane, while the more serious runners can run through in the Fast Lane. It's Glow Time 5K ends with a huge post-race party with live music, sponsor food and drink, black lights and lasers. If you're looking for a unique event friendly to all fitness levels, offering the best post-race party around then you've found it - It's Glow Time!

When and Where is It's Glow Time Grand Rapids?

August 23rd, 2014 at Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids. The run will start at 8:45PM, but the music and fun will start earlier during registration. The route can be seen here!

What do I get with my registration?

With your registration, you get a choice of bright colored It's Glow Time 5K T-shirts an assortment of glow accessories and a drink ticket when available.

How much does it cost?

Thru 4/30 Thru 7/31 Thru 8/21 Race Day
$30 $35 $40 $45

 You WILL be able to register at packet pick up on August 22nd or August 23rd for $45.

Not interested in registering online? Download an offline registration form HERE. 

Team Registration 

We won't punish your pocketbook if you decide to glow solo but everything is more fun with friends. We strongly encourage to gather your friends for a glowing good time.  Want a challenge?  Become a Glowtrotter where each team member adds earn points and get you on your way to cool prizes. 

What Else do I Need to Know for It's Glow Time?

1.) Bring you friends! Parties are always more fun with your friends and It's Glow Time is more than a 5K, it's a party! 

2.) Bring your Neon! Dressing up is encouraged - neon colors or light colors that will react with black lights are recommended. There are lots of fun glow accessories available; we will provide glow stick glasses and necklaces with your race packet, but we'll have other accessories for sale at the race site both before and after the race.

3.) Bring your ID! Alcohol will be available at It's Glow Time races if permitting allows it, but you must be able to show you are legally old enough to drink in order to be served.

Packet Pick Up: Grand Rapids

Packet Pick Up will be held at Calder Plaza on Friday, August 22nd from 4-7pm and on Saturday, August 23rd from 4-8:15pm.

Remember to bring your photo ID - we want to make sure the person who paid for the registration gets to have the fun!

If you are registering or planning on making a purchase at our Glow Store, you need an acceptable form of payment. We accept cash and credit cards at the Glow Store and at registration; however technology being what it is (who hasn't lost their internet connection?), we do recommend you bring a back up form of payment just in case.

If you are interested in having someone else pick up your packet for you, please see the FAQ.

Lodging: Grand Rapids

 

*Coming in from out of town?  We have arranged a rate of $134 at the Holiday Inn Grand Rapids - Downtown. Make sure you ask for the It’s Glow Time Rate when you book your room. To get the It Glow Time rate just call 1 877 834 3613 or to make reservations online go to It's Glow Time 5K.

 

Parking: Grand Rapids

Parking is available in the many downtown parking areas. For a map, please click HERE.

Charitable Partners: Grand Rapids

The West Michigan Sports Commision is the charitable partner for this event. The mission of the West Michigan Sports Commission is to promote Michigan’s West Coast as the premier venue for hosting a diverse level of youth and amateur sporting events, enhancing the economy and quality of life in the region.

Entertainment: Grand Rapids

The main act is DJ Superstar Sanouk.  Find more on DJ Superstar Sanouk at http://www.superstarsanouk.com/ DJ Superstar Sanouk is sure to provide a great time at the pre and post race party.  There will be additional djs on the course making sure you get your fill of music and dancing before, during and after the event.

Sponsors