$20 for Race Registration for One to Firefly Run 5K on September 7 (Up to $40 Value) 


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In a Nutshell

Runners decked out in LED lights and glow-in-the-dark bracelets streak through the night during a 5K or 10K urban racecourse

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Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Online registration required; must register by 9/1/13. Must sign waiver. Registrations are non-refundable through Firefly Run. Extra $5 fee for timing chip. All services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Early humans developed the ability to sprint in order to chase down sprightly prey and invented long-distance running to escape from slowly approaching glaciers. Follow in their fossilized footsteps with this Groupon.

$20 for Race Registration for One to Firefly Run (Up to $40 Value)

For the Firefly Run, racers meet at Montrose Harbor on September 7. Racers pick up their packets at Universal Sole on Friday, September 6 from 10 .m. to 7 p.m., before assembling at the starting line by 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 7. With their registration fee, racers receive two Firefly Run LED lights with 3M reflective material, a glow in the dark participation bracelet, even t-shirt, and admission to the post-race dance party. Racers are invited to choose between a 5K and 10K course, with proceeds from the event benefiting the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago. Pre-registration for the 5K (now through June 6) costs $35 and regular registration (July 7 – August 31) is $40. Pre-registration for the 10K costs $40, and regular registration costs $45.

Firefly Run 5K

The Firefly Run combines the rigor of a 5K and a 10K race with the kaleidoscopic colors of a light show. LED beams and lasers pierce the dark, leading racers decked out in light-festooned gear through nighttime streets and parks to raise money for charity. Race coordinators keep competitors bright by encouraging them to wear costumes fitted with glow sticks, cartoonish helmets, light-up armbands, or any other light-themed decoration. Beyond the finish line, runners and audiences alike celebrate at a postrace dance party with live entertainment, visual effects, and a costume contest that rewards unique outfits and the athlete who was able to ward off the most gremlins.

Customer Reviews

I love this race
Rachel T. · July 10, 2014
great fun! get there early for all the festivites. :)
Dawn F. · July 21, 2014
The Firefly Run was challenging and fun. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.
Stephanie M. · December 28, 2013

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