Online registration is open until 12 noon on Friday, May 27th and in person on Sunday starting at 7 pm at Erie Hall. *Registrations received after May 13 do not include a race shirt.

Glow Erie Fun Run – Sunday, May 29, 2016

Penn State Behrend Campus, Erie, PA
Timed 5K Race AND Fun Run Start at
9:00 PM Pre Glow Party Starts at 7:00 PM

Glow Erie Glow! Sign up for the 2016 Glow Erie Fun Run. This night fun run is a challenging but exhilarating 5K through the heart of the Penn State Behrend Erie college campus. Help us get our glow on with your wildest glow sticks, LED lights and neon as you run, walk or stroll through the music and light infused course. This is a family event so all ages are welcome to participate!  Children age 10 and under are FREE for the fun run with a paid adult registration! *Children must be registered to participate.

Come early at 7:00 PM to get your glow groove on with DJ Shawn Steele with Memories in Motion, concessions, face painting, bounce house, stilt walkers, juggler and a Zumba warm up session. We’re also having a costume contest for best dressed and best dressed group. Enter by having your photo taken at the photo tent. All the fun takes place at the upper athletic Behrend Fields for the fun and the starting lines.

* THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS ON REGISTRATION FEES FOR ANY REASON INCLUDING WEATHER OR ILLNESS. However, your registration is transferrable if you find someone to take your spot. 

Packet Pick Up and Check In

You can pick up your race package either on Saturday or Sunday before the race. If you can, we encourage you to pick them up early on Saturday due to the large amount of people that are registered. Saturday, May 28th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm or race day starting at 7:00 pm in Erie Hall – Penn State Behrend Campus – Look for signs.

YOU CAN PICK UP PACKETS FOR OTHERS IN YOUR GROUP but we are not responsible for lost or misplaced registrations that are picked up by others. 

If you registered before May 13 your packet will include:

  • 2016 Glow Run T-Shirt
  • LED Light Up Arm Band
  • Glow Erie Run Tote Bag
  • Timing Chip (if you registered for the timed race)

Saturday May 28th
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Packet Pickup and Registration in Erie Hall

Sunday May 29th
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Packet Pick up and Registration in Erie Hall

Glow Erie Run Schedule

7:00 PM – Pre Race Party Begins – Start/Finish line at the Upper Athletic Behrend Fields  -DJ, Concessions, Stilt walkers, Face Painting, Bounce House, Jugglers
8:00 PM – Zumba pre race warm up and stretching
8:30 PM – Costume winners announced – Line up at the starting line
9:00 PM – Timed 5K Starts
9:05 PM – Fun Run Starts
9:40 PM – Timed 5K Winners Announced

Contests and Prizes

Timed 5K Male and Female First Place – $50 Gift card and a print by Matt Mead Photography
Best Team Glow – Prize  TBD
Best Individual Glow – Prize TBD

Matt-Mead-Photography

Where to Stay

If you plan to make the trip to Erie for the 2016 Glow Erie Run and need a place to stay, please go to VISIT ERIE to find a great place. OR make a weekend out of your trip. Here’s what’s going on in Erie over Memorial Day Weekend.

Saturday 5/28

  • Bicycle Tour of Presque Isle (Start Time: 9:00am)
  • Presque Isle Lighthouse Tours (Start Time: 10:00am)
  • 93rd Annual Spring Show at The Art Museum (Start Time: 11:00am)
  • Lagoon by Pontoon at Presque Isle State Park (Start Times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm)
  • Lake Erie Speedway Crash-A-Rama (Start Time: 5:00pm)
  • Erie SeaWolves AA Baseball (Start Time: 6:30pm)

Sunday 5/29

  • Presque Isle Lighthouse Tours (Start Time: 10:00am)
  • 93rd Annual Spring Show at The Art Museum (Start Time: 11:00am)
  • Lagoon by Pontoon at Presque Isle State Park (Start Times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm)
  • Erie SeaWolves AA Baseball (Start Time: 1:30pm)

Glow Highlights!

  • Race starts after sunset at 9 pm to really get our glow on!
  • Register before May 13th and the race packet includes a race t-shirt, tote bag, and LED light. After May 13th you will not get a t-shirt or tote.
  • Choice of timing! It’s up to you weather you choose to have a timed race or to just do it for the fun of it. Timing chips are $5.00 extra and are disposable. So you don’t have to worry about keep track of your chip. Timed race starts at 9 pm.
  • Children 10 and under participate for free in the NON-TIMED fun run with a paid adult entry fee (but do not get a tshirt, tote or light). You must register all children who are participating with you. You can have your kids run with you for free and we have t-shirts for sale if you’d like to purchase one for them before May 13th.

Glow Erie Run Course Map

Download a copy of a blank campus map HERE.

2016 Glow Erie Run Course Map

Sponsorships Available

Contact angela@unitedservicecorps.org to sponsor the Glow Erie Fun Run for 2016.

Registration Fees

  • Timed 5K
  • $35

  • AFTER MAY 13th REGISTRATION DOES NOT INCLUDE A RACE SHIRT.
  • Fun Run
  • $30

  • AFTER MAY 13th REGISTRATION DOES NOT INCLUDE A RACE SHIRT.