WELCOME TO THE 9TH ANNUAL
Be The Light 5K

NIGHT RUN/WALK

VALENCIA, CA

SEPTEMBER, 23, 2023

Be The Light 5K/10K

Be a part of Santa Clarita's premier night run/walk at the annual Be The Light 5K in Valencia, California. Each year the community comes together to support youths in recovery through the A Light of Hope charity, to show that we are here for them and together we can make a positive impact on their lives. 

 

Bring your best night outfit, decked out with lights and colorful glow bands to shine your brightest in this awesome night run/walk. Register today, bring your family and friends for a memorable fun experience!

Be The Light 5K Start

NIGHT RUN/WALK

Experience the thrill of running at night, starting just after the sun sets as the evening gets darker. The 5K loop is flat and easy to run or walk on the Santa Claria paseo trails. As you approach the finish line, you'll run under a series of light arches and decorations.

SHINE YOUR LIGHT

Everyone gets dressed up with glow bands, glow sticks, led lights, neon, headlamps, flashlights, and more to shine a light in support of our cause.  Get creative, decorate yourself to be an inspiration that lights up the night.

FAMILY FUN

Everyone can enjoy this wonderful family activity, whether they run or walk the course. Kids get to have fun, they get motivated to challenge each other while promoting a healthy lifestyle of running.  The perfect way to support your family and community.

LOOP COURSE

Featuring a 5K loop course on the beautiful San Fracisquito Creek paseo trails of Santa Clarita.  Starting at the paseo entrance from West Creek Park and going down to Decoro Dr and up to Copper Hill Dr before returning to the finish line to complete the loop.  10K runners complete the loop twice. Includes one aid-station at the halfway point with water and electrolytes to keep you hydrated and finishing strong!

AWESOME MEDAL

When crossing the finish line you can always expect to receive an awesome finisher medal. A medal that was custom designed to be fun, creative, and extra special just for Be The Light 5K.  Every year our medals change, you won't get a boring generic medal here.

TEAM UP

Participating as a team adds to the experience. Coordinate with friends, peers, and family to dress up in team outfits to have a bigger impact on the course or run in support of friends or family going through recovery.  There's a team leaderboard that tracks the team sizes to see who will have the biggest team for race day!

A LIGHT OF HOPE

We're taking a stand against the devastation caused by youth substance abuse and other self-destructive behaviors by raising much-needed awareness and funds to support the work of A Light of Hope in our community. A portion of your entry proceeds goes to support A Light of Hope.

9TH ANNUAL BE THE LIGHT 5K DATE:

Saturday, September 23, 2023

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EVENT INFO

As the sun sets on Santa Clarita, we will turn our headlamps and flashlights on for our run/walk along the San Francisquito Creek Trail. Beams of light will create a visual show of community support and love. Young people in recovery—along with moms, dads, and siblings—will witness this powerful reminder that they are not alone.

DATE

The 2023 event will be on Saturday, September 23rd.

LOCATION

West Creek Park in Valencia with the course going on the paseos of the San Francisquito Creek Trail. View directions.

CHECK-IN

Participant check-in will be from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

START

The 10K race will start at 6:50 PM followed by the 5K races at 7:00 PM, just in time for a spectacular sunset.

Be The Light Runners

DISTANCE

Run or walk a 5K or 10K distance.

PERKS

  • Official shirt
  • Finisher medal
  • Finisher certificate
  • FREE race photos
  • Chip timed results
  • Volunteer support
  • Course aid-station
  • Finish line water & food
  • Event insurance
  • Award for top 3 finishers
  • Support for A Light of Hope
  • Awesome experience!

BENEFIT

Proceeds are donated to support A Light of Hope and benefit youth in recovery.

WHAT RUNNERS ARE SAYING...

Dawn Kaulbach

DAWN KAULBACH

What an incredible evening to support a great organization, while coming together with your community, your family & your friends for such a fun time!! I was not prepared to have as much fun as I did!! Thank you!

Ashley McLeish

Ashley McLeish

Well organized, wonderful cause, friendly participants. I love coming out to New Global Adventures races because I know I’ll have a great experience!

Parker Rokita

Parker Rokita

I have been doing this race since I was 5 and every year I enjoy it even more than the last year

Where There Is Light There Is Hope

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors and partners. We are currently accepting sponsor applications for the 2023 race. Learn more about how to grow your business as a race sponsor today.

COME TO SHINE YOUR LIGHT!

Saturday, September 23, 2023