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5K-ish Glow Run

January 29
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm


Registered participants were emailed event details on Jan. 27.

The 5K-ish Glow Run presented by GEICO Careers is a fun run to celebrate the unveiling of North Liberty Lights –– an illuminated winter display around Liberty Centre Pond – the evening of Saturday, Jan. 29. 

Two start times are available to accommodate all ages and skill levels:

  • 6 p.m. –– Runners (Recommended for ages 13+)
  • 7 p.m. –– Joggers and Walkers (All ages, but recommended for ages 12 and under)

Please park at the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W Cherry St, and walk under the Cherry St/Ranshaw Way underpass. Parking may also be available in business lots surrounding the pond. Check-in will be at the gazebo at the southeast corner of Liberty Center Pond.

  • If you’ve signed up for the 6 p.m. running start, you may check in at the gazebo beginning at 5:30 p.m. Please arrive no later than 5:50 p.m.
  • If you’ve signed up for the 7 p.m. walking and jogging start, you may check in at the gazebo beginning at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive no later than 6:50 p.m. Strollers are welcome at the 7 p.m. start.

At check-in you’ll be asked to sign a waiver (those under 18 years of age will need a guardian to sign). You’ll also receive a pair of glow-in-the-dark shoelaces and a glow stick, if you’d like to sport them during the event.  

This fun run/walk/jog is eight laps around the pond (if you’re serious about completing a 5K-ish length run), but most importantly, we hope you enjoy this unique arctic trek on the trail at your own pace. This race isn’t timed and will not award any place prizes, but you’ll earn a glow-in-the-dark medal at the finish line.

After you’ve completed your laps around the pond, join us on the pier to claim your medal, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate — courtesy of GEICO’s gecko — and snap a picture with 6-foot-tall GLOW RUN letters.

Additionally, present your medal at Tin Roost for a BOGO special on all pints and house cocktails or a free soda. May be redeemed once per participant.

Jan. 1 through Jan. 28
$20 for those 18+
$15 for those under 18

Day-of registration (CASH ONLY)
$25 for those 18+
$20 for those under 18


Refunds will not be provided, but in the event of bad weather, the 5K-ish Glow Run would be rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 12.


January 29
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


Beat the Bitter


All Ages, 5 and Under, 6 - 9, 10 - 12, 13 - 15, 16 - 18, 18+, 55+
Ticketed - Registration
Event Type


Liberty Centre Pond
795 W Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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