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!

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 and costumes to add to the atmosphere. 

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).

Please no dogs, bikes or scooters.

Registration and Packet Pickup will begin at 12:00 noon on Friday, September 23. 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 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 

We do not offer refunds for this race after August 30, 2022.