8 Midsummer Night and Moonlight Races
The Spark Run Los AngelesJune 7, 2014 - Pomona, California 1 of 9
This high-energy, family-friendly event features an interactive environment full of light and sound; it promises to provide a sensory voyage like no other. Participants are encouraged to "Ignite the Night" with glow sticks, LEDs and outrageous costumes. The race starts at 8 p.m., but participants are encouraged to show up early to partake in the pre-race face painting. The after party includes a live DJ.
Friday the 13th Night RaceJune 13, 2014 - San Antonio, Texas 2 of 9
Horror film fans will adore this nighttime race. Dress up like Jason, Freddy Krueger or a zombie, and race on the trails of McAllister Park. Make sure to bring your headlamp, as the trails will be very dark. A post-race party with free beer, food, costume contest, awards and a DJ will liven up the night.
Glow in the Park MemphisJune 13, 2014 - Memphis, Tennessee 3 of 9
Adorn yourself with a pre-race goody bag filled with glow-in-the-dark accessories and prepare to be hit with foam, a rain storm of UV glow water and a dust cloud of neon powder along this 5K fun run course. The party doesn't stop once you cross the finish line--a DJ and post-race dance party will keep you moving.
A Midsummer Night's 5K, 10K and 1 MileJuly 12, 2014 - Joplin, Missouri 4 of 9
Enjoy the warm summer night by running a 5K, 10K or 1-mile fun run (or run all three) under the stars. The Frisco Trail course will be lit by luminary bags, and promises a flat, fast experience on crushed rock. Cool off after with ice cream and other snacks at the post-race party.
Moonlight Half MarathonAugust 8, 2014 - Mapleton, Utah 5 of 9
Don't fight the moonlight—run with it! This race has a special twist: Participants can start at whatever time they would like. The goal is to be the first runner to finish after midnight. The catch? No timing devices allowed. Grab your reflective vest, and take your mark.
Cosmo 7KAugust 9, 2014 - Vancouver, Washington 6 of 9
Get your girls together for a unique happy hour. This 4.3-mile (7K) night race starts at 6 p.m., so you can burn some calories before you toast with your friends at the post-race party, where cosmopolitans will be served. The race is capped at 1,700 participants, so make sure to register early.
Panda Bear Night RunAugust 16, 2014 - Alma, Michigan 7 of 9
Runners can complete a 5K, 10K or half marathon starting at 9 p.m. on the Fred Meijer Rail Trail. All participants will receive some type of night running gear as an entry gift. This event is the fourth race in the Michigan Half Marathon Race Series, and the only nighttime event in the series. Age group winners will either receive free race entry to a future event or a pair of running shoes (half marathon).
Sioux GlowAugust 23, 2014 - Sioux Falls, South Dakota 8 of 9
This untimed fun run and walk encourages participants to light up the night with glow-in-the-dark shirts, paint and glow sticks. There is no age limit, but strollers and pets are not allowed. The fun continues at the post-race party, where each participant over 21 gets a free beer.