Glow Roanoke 5K 2016

When and Where

Friday August 5th, 2016

River's Edge Sports Complex North - Roanoke River Greenway
302 Wiley Dr SW
Roanoke, VA 24014

What's New This Year

This event has been cancelled for 2016 due to flooding on the course. Please check this Cancellation Notice for more details.

Packet pick up will still be available on Friday 8/5 from 3-7pm at Fleet Feet Sports Roanoke (4347 Franklin Rd, Roanoke).


In 2016, Glow in the Park 5K will be adding a new glowing theme for our events! We are super psyched to head back to the 80’s! Dude, it would be so totally lame if you didn’t, like, get in the mood and party hardy with us. So come check out our wicked fresh beats and rad hairdos. But don’t be a poser and leave your killer leg warmers at home. You’ll miss your chance to win the tubular costume contest! Yes, we said costume contest! And, like duh, we’ll have plenty of cool 80’s accessories to fix you up with if you can’t find any.

Schedule of Events

Preregistration and Packet-Pickup: Fleet Feet Roanoke 8/4/2016 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

fleet feet

Event Day Packet Pick-Up & Registration at Roanoke River Greenway: 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM

5K Event Start: 8:45 PM

After-Party: 9:00 PM until 10:30 PM



Through March 31st

Through  May 31st

Through  June 30th

Through  Aug 3rd

Early Packet Pick-Up & Race Day

5K Individual






5K Teams of 4 or more

(price per runner)







Children age 4 and under do not need to register, but will not receive the race goodie bag.

Contact us for special rates for groups of 15 or more!

What You Get With Your Registration

Basic Package –

  • Race t-shirt (they glow in the dark!) must register two weeks before the event to guarantee a shirt
  • Entry into the 5K Glow in the Park 80s Themed Race!
  • Slap bracelet and glow necklace
  • 2 LED finger lights
  • 1 Glow paint

VIP Package (add $10) –

  • Race t-shirt (they glow in the dark!) must register two weeks before the event to guarantee your shirt size
  • Slap bracelet and glow necklace
  • 2 LED finger lights
  • 2 Glow paint
  • 1 Pair of Slotted LED Glasses
  • Express Line check in on race day

Not to mention post-race snacks and a dance party featuring a live DJ!

Also available for purchase, Glow in the Park racerback tank tops and 80’s sweatbands!


Our Charity for this years Glow in the Park 5K will be the city of Roanoke Parks and Recreation department!

Rules and Guidelines

In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.

Individual Racer Registration
Team Registration
Volunteer Registration