Foam Glow 5K™ is a fun filled experience exposing runners to Glowing Foam and a ton of Blacklight’s all over the course. Glowing runners come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds. Whether you are a long term runner or a walk around the park stroller, the up to 5k Foam Glow 5K™ course will have you shining bright and waiting for the next run.
Runners will receive a custom commemorative Foam Glow™ race shirt, Foam Glow Race bib number, a Foam Glow Tattoo, and entrance to the Foam Glow 5k After Party.
The Foam Glow™ 5k is not a timed event. Runners tend to take their sweet time, to ensure they get every morsel of the UV Foam on themselves, and we realized no one really cares about their speed. We suggest self-timing for anyone desiring a finish time.
Except in some cities there are no storage facilities available during the race. It is probably best to carry a small drawstring bag with you or leave your valuables in your Car.
Nope. There are plenty of more serious 5ks out there to test your speed and performance. Foam Glow 5k™ is all about a Glow crazy night with friends and family. You can run or walk, however you would like!
We love dogs, but the Foam Glow™ is canine free. Sorry
Yes, there is typically a charge for parking so please carpool to the event with your friends, family, or team!
Please see your locations event page for more information.
Packet pickup is typically held the day before the event. Specifics of each run’s packet pickup location and time can be found on the event’s page about two weeks before the event.
Yes, we do allow people to pick up packets for other people (team member, family, friends). As long as the waiver has been signed online (generally done during registration) they will just need to present the confirmation email. That way, we know they have permission to get their friends’ stuff!
All purchases outside of your race packet can be picked up quickly and easily at Packet Pickup or the Merchandise Tent on race day. Please provide our awesome merchandising team with your name, confirmation email, and they will get your pre-ordered items to you right away!
All items that have been pre-ordered MUST be picked up by start time on race day or at packet pickup. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to mail items to you after race day any items that have not been claimed will be forfeited and donated.
No, you do not! You can wear whatever shirt you like to the event. Just know that it might covered in foam by the end of the run!
YES, we do. Our vision for Foam Glow 5k™ event is bringing fundraising to local communities, fun and memories. We select a different local organization for each city. To see the charity we use for each city, check out the location’s page. Foam Glow 5k has a passion for Children’s Cancer Research.
Our race photographers are totally fine shooting from a medium distance (25-50 feet). If you want to get shots right in the midst of the “Glow” we recommend covering cameras/phones with plastic wrap.
Not typically, however, it is a good idea to take some extra precautions just in case. Don’t wear your favorite white sneakers and if you are worried about your hair, we suggest a cool bandana or a hat.
Most people bring some towels for the insides of their cars, just in case. It’s like driving home from the swimming pool in your wet swimsuit :)
With a good wipe off, you aren’t 100% clean, but you are totally good for the drive home. It is actually pretty fun to see people still colored up around town after Foam Glow™ event.
Foam Glow™ Zones are basically food grade foam bubbles and are 100% natural and SAFE. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes . Some runners opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandanna or dust mask for their mouths. In summary: We work pretty hard to make it so our precious runners get as much or as little Foam Glow on them as they like.
Absolutely! You may want to warn them though… they are not coming out of Foam Glow 5k™ after party clean!
Please find Instructions below on how to transfer your registration to someone else.
Please find instructions below to transfer your registration to a different location/event.
*You may only transfer to an event or wave that is not SOLD out!
You can do all the above directly from your user account by first following the two simple steps below:
From there, you will see the options to:
There may be additional options available depending upon selections made during the registration process such as inviting pre-paid team members or signing your waiver.
All ages are welcome!! This is a great family event with lots of fun, foam, music and memories.
If they can run or walk the 3 miles of the course, they can absolutely participate! You may also bring a stroller for the little ones Children 5 and under can run with an adult FREE of charge and do not need to register.
As soon as they turn 6 years of age, they will need to register and have a race bib! If the race recipient is under the age of 18 a parent guardian must sign a waiver on their behalf and be chaperoned with an adult over the age of 18.
Below are steps to register someone else below 18 (i.e. a minor) for an event on Active.com:
They do not need to be registered for the event! Our Little Glowers, 5 and under, can run with an adult FREE of charge and DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER! Please keep in mind that since your child is not a paid registrant, they will not receive a race packet.
Yes, as long as you are here to have a ton of fun and be the best parent in the world. Children 5 and under can run with an adult FREE of charge and DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER!
Just no bicycles, scooters, or anything like that. The foam is completely safe for the little guys too! Please note that the colored foam may stain the material on the stroller. Also, DO NOT stop or let go of the handle of the wagon or stroller while in the foam. Stopping or sitting in the foam can create a dangerous situation to your little peeps and anyone else that may not see them in the foam.
Our participants’ safety is the most important thing and if any of the threatening weather conditions listed below are present the day of the event, the event may be delayed or canceled.
Threatening Weather Conditions
Foam Glow 5k will be canceled or delayed if any of the following weather conditions exist: Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm/Electrical Storm, “Heavy” Rain, other major weather condition.
Start of the Race / Cancellation of the Event
The start of the event will be delayed if any of the above mentioned conditions exist. The event will then be canceled if any of the weather conditions persist: Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch or Thunderstorm/Electrical Storm.
Authority to Cancel the Event
The Race Director, in accordance with the city and the local law enforcement, has the authority to cancel the event. If threatening weather conditions force cancellation of the event, no refunds can be provided, since funds were already spent in preparation for race day.
Unfortunately, we DO NOT issue refunds.
The logistics of setting up and planning the event make it impossible. Location and date are subject to change. We will make every effort to maintain the original date and location, however some locations may cancel or city regulations make a date or location impossible to use. Just make sure you are good to go before signing up. If for some reason you can’t make it to race day, at least come to the check in, pick up your Foam Glow™ gear, and say hi to us!
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