A 5K glow run for all ages and abilities from competitive racers to walkers to families with strollers on this residential 5K route--all while supporting a great cause!!
Did you know 1 in 5 Americans have expirenced a mental health condition in the past year, including about 1 in 5 people under 18? However, the majority of those living with a mental illness do not receive any behavorial health or supportive services. This is likely to be even higher in the Ely area, as there is a workforce shortage of mental health providers to meet the needs in our community.
100% of your registration supports the Northern Lights Clubhouse. The Northern Lights Clubhouse is a community-driven program to ensure persons living with mental illness in the Ely area receive support through social, educational, and artistic opportunities as well as health, nutrition and transportation assistance. The clubhouse is a healing and mentoring enviornment for persons experiencing challenges including depression, stress, loss and anxiety. Find out more at elynlc.org
The Northern Lights 5k Glow Run will be spectacular as the course takes you through a plethora of fun, selfie-ready "glow zones" as the sun sets. Runners are encouraged to wear glow wear to add to the atmosphere.
The race will start promptly at 7:00 PM at Vermilion Community College. This is a chip timed race, but anyone wanting to run or walk for enjoyment is welcome (wheelchairs and strollers are welcome too). There will be water along the race route and refreshments at the finish. Please no dogs, bikes or scooters.
The race course is almost all paved, with about 1/4 mile of gravel. There are street lights along the race course...and a few hills for fun!
Registration and Packet Pickup will begin at 12:00 noon on Friday, September 20th. New this year, registration will take place in Whiteside Park. New registrations are welcome from 12:00-5:45 the day of the race for an additional $5.00.
All participants regististered by September 6th are guaranteed a shirt. Those registering after this date will be given shirts on a first come first serve basis.
Don't have your own glow? Order a GLOW PACKAGE to receive 2 glow necklaces, 5 glow bracelets, 1 fiber optic clip, mental health awareness ribbon, and multi color flashing light stick pendant at the race. Glow accessories will also be available for sale the day of the event.
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds. Be assured your registration is supporting a great cause and helps dozens of people a year to be healthy, stable and successful.
Finally, there are a variety of food and fun activities throughout the Ely area all weekend. Be sure to check out elymarathon.com for more information.