Grow in the Dark 5k and Kid's run

5K, Other

Event Date

Fri, Jul 24, 2015


Lacey, WA


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Grow in the Dark 5k - Individual Open

$25 $25 Closed

1/2 mile kid's run - Individual Open

$10 $10 Closed

About This Activity

Walk, run, cartwheel or dance your way through the Glow in the Dark 5k presented by Hawks Prairie Rotary as part of the 2015 PNW Mushroom Festival! Wear your best glow in the dark outfit for a chance at a prize. Everyone gets glow in the dark giveaways!

Register by July 1st to insure your t-shirt size will be available!
This is a 3 lap fun run through (4) different glow zones. Each lap of the course you will get one card (three total) and after the last lap you can proceed to the finish line.


Option to run through our glow water zone.  This water is non-toxic and will glow brightly in our (4) glow zones and during the after party. Caution - Glow water may stain clothing.

Race T-shirts will glow in the dark and glow in the dark bracelets and necklaces will be available for purchase at the race. After the race, there will be food and beverages, Party Medics DJ will perform and prizes will be awarded. Day of race registration $35. Participants registering the day of the event should arrive by 7 PM.

Check out images from last year's race here.


Wear your brightest and most colorful outfit to run through multiple glow zones on this half mile course.

There will be a prize for the best costume and all participants will get a ribbon.

Day of race registration opens at 7pm and the half mile kids run starts at 8:00pm.

Registration prior to July 22nd is $10 and includes a T-shirt.

Day of race registration is $15 with no guarantee of a T-shirt.

Must be 10 years of age or younger on the day of the race to run.

Your participation benefits the charitable giving of Hawks Prairie Rotary. For more info: (360) 259-6672

Event details and schedule

Is there an age limit?

No way! We want people of all ages to get their GLOW on!  Kids

10 and under may choose to participate in the 1/2 mile run (1/2 mile

runners do not receive a swag bag) or do the whole 5K. Ages 17 and

younger will need to have a parent/legal guardian sign a waiver before the run.

Is this a timed race?

Yes, but our run is a way to get people off the couch and active so we choose not to

focus on the timing of the event but on getting people up and moving!

What is included in my registration?

Participants in the 5k will receive a glow in the dark T-shirt, a Swag Bag, a glow stick and lots of fun (1/2 mile runners do not receive a swag bag, but will receive a glow in the dark T-shirt and a medal upon completion).

What do I wear to the Grow in the Dark 5K?

We encourage everyone to wear bright white, neon, glow sticks, LED lights or anything else that glows or is black-light reactive. Be creative, there are prizes for costumes!!!

How do I get my GLOW on?

There are 4 Glow Zones and 1 Glow Water station along the 5k course.  At every Glow Zone you'll run through a different glow environment. Feeling adventurous? Take a quick detour through the Glow Water station where you can get splashed with Glow Water.  After the 5k run there will be a party with music by Party Medics DJ and free food and beverages.

Will the Glow Water ruin my clothing?

We have found that while the Glow Water washes off of skin easily, it does not wash out of fabric completely. We suggest wearing clothes that you don’t mind staying GLOW-tastic forever.  We also suggest that you cover your car seat with an old towel or trash bag just to be safe. Keep in mind that running through the Glow Water station is optional.

Can I bring my dog?

Sorry, but we do not allow any dogs (or any other animals) at our event.

How does registration work?

You can register online. Check-in will be held the day of the event. There will be separate lines for "Pre-Registered" and "Day-Of" registration. Please be sure to arrive so you can check in between 7pm & 8:30pm.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?

We will allow another individual to pick-up your bib & swag but they will need to bring a waiverthat has been signed by you in order to do so.

Are strollers allowed?

Sorry, no strollers are allowed. The course is narrow in places and has some tight corners.

Do you charge for parking?

Parking is FREE!

Do you dontate to a charity?

Yes, we do! This event is put on by the Hawks Prairie Rotary Club, and all profits go to local groups including Homeless Backpacks, Boys & Girls Club, etc.

Do you offer refunds?

Due to the planning and preparation that goes into this event we do not offer refunds. Please make sure that you are able to attend before you register.

If you have a question that isn’t answered here please email us at

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