The race is on a set schedule for Saturday with check-in during the day and the race in the evening.

It is important to be aware of the race timeline so you can have the best experience possible. Arriving with enough time to park, check-in, go to the bathroom, and prepare for an awesome race experience.

Note that final start times may vary slightly on race day. Below you'll find the full timeline for the Be The Light 5K event.

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  • Aug 18, 2022

    EVENT SET-UP 8:00AM - 2:00PM

    Volunteers and crew arrive, go over volunteer training, unload and set up festival and course.

  • Aug 18, 2022

    CHECK-IN 2:00 PM - 6:45 PM

    Check-in opens to get your bib and swag goodies.  Bring a signed waiver, photo ID, and cash for vendors. Hang out and enjoy the festivities before the race.

  • Aug 18, 2022

    PRE-RACE 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Gather at the race festival at West Creek park to enjoy the pre-race festivities, announcements, and hear A Light of Hope founders speak before the race.  

  • Aug 18, 2022

    10K START 7:00 PM

    The 10K goes first and will complete 2 laps of the 5K course.  Starting with a little daylight and finishing the 2nd lap in the night.

  • Aug 18, 2022

    5K START 7:05 PM

    5K will go shortly after the 10K, just after the sunset with the last bit of daylight and running and walking into the night. 

  • Aug 18, 2022


    Awards will be handed out in the park to the top 3 male & female finishers along with the top teams. 

  • Aug 18, 2022

    FINISH - 9:30 PM

    The final runners and walkers finish.  The race is complete and begins to wrap up. 


Saturday, September 21, 2024



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