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Friday, September 24, 2021 7:00PM


If you need a warm up run for Saturday's marathon, or if this is your start to training for next year's marathon, look no further than the 5K! Runners of all ages can sign up to enjoy this fun run.


The 5K GLOW RUN is for ALL ages and abilities!

Anyone can enjoy this certified 5K route. 

A 5K glow run for all ages and abilities from competitive racers to walkers to families with a stroller on this certified 5K route. Wheel chairs are welcome too! This light filled race is a fund raiser for Northern Lights Clubhouse.

The Northern Lights 5k Glow Run will be spectacular as the course takes you through glow zones as the sun sets. The race will start promptly at 7:00 PM at Whiteside Park. Runners are encouraged to wear glow wear to add to the atmosphere. 

Order you Glow package during registration which includes 2 glow necklaces, an arm party of 5 glow bracelets, shoelaces and a bonus surprise to help you light up the night.  

Glow accessories are also available for sale the day of the event. 

All participants registered by September 5th are guaranteed a shirt. Those registering after this date will be given shirts on a first come first serve basis.

The race course is paved. There are street lights and glow zones along the race course and a few hills for fun.

This is a chip timed race, but anyone wanting to run or walk for enjoyment is welcome (wheelchairs and strollers too).

There will be water every kilometer and refreshments at the finish.

Please no dogs, bikes or scooters.

Registration and Packet Pickup will begin at 12:00 noon on Friday, September 24. New registrations are welcome from 12:00-5:45 the day of the race for an additional $5.00.

There are a variety of food and fun activities throughout the Ely area all weekend. Check out  elymarathon.com for more information.

Northern Lights 5k Glow Run is a fundraiser for Northern Lights Clubhouse. Northern Lights Clubhouse is a community of people who are working toward a common goal of supporting persons living with mental illness. Our clubhouse is a healing and mentoring environment for persons who have had their lives drastically disrupted with mental illness and need the support of others who believe that recovery is possible. Find out more at elynlc.org 


Costs for this event are accrued very early on in the planning process.  That being said, in the event that it is necessary to cancel the race due to COVID-19 or any other natural disasters - all racers already registered will receive an entry for the following year's race.  Issuing refunds or credit would be devastating to the event, as this race operates on a very thin margin.  The focus of this event is to bring vitality and support to the community of Ely and it is important to be able to see these events continue for many years.   

We do not offer refunds for this race after August 30, 2021. 














DIRECT ANY QUESTIONS TO: run@elymarathon.com