What You'll Get
Running at night is a good way to avoid the sun and escape the parasol vendors who haunt the city's streets by day. Hit the pavement with this Groupon.
$25 for a Race Registration on September 7 (Up to $50 Value)
Participants may choose to register in the Individual 5K (Untimed) or Team 5k (Untimed) groups for the Firefly Run. After picking up their race packets on September 6 from 11 a.m.—7 p.m at Universal Sole (3052 N Lincoln Ave. in Chicago), racers line up at Grant Park on September 7 at the race starting line at 7:45 p.m. Along with registration, each participant receives a premium technical T-shirt, two Firefly Run 3M reflective LED light bands, a glow-in-the-dark participant bracelet, a race bib, and admission to the postrace dance party. A GoPro Hero HD video camera is awarded to the winner of the costume contest at 9 p.m.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 24, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Online registration required 8/24/13. 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.
About 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.