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5K-ish Glow Run

January 28
6:00 pm
- 8:00 pm


The 5K-ish Glow Run presented by Tryon Investments kicks off Beat the Bitter’s festivities on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 28. The fun run will unveil the North Liberty Lights 2023 exhibition — a free illuminated winter display around Liberty Centre Pond’s walking trail for the month of February.

Advanced registration has closed, but we will accept walk-up registration tonight! CASH ONLY: $25 for adults and $20 for minors (those under 5 years old will be free). Registration includes:

  • A glow-in-the-dark participation medal
  • Silent Disco headphones. Wireless headsets will be offered at check-in, allowing participants to seamlessly switch between the three different channels of music
  • Photo opportunities among North Liberty Lights
  • A post-race gathering at Tin Roost. Their patio, heated igloos and bonfires will be open for 5K-ish Glow Run participants and guests to enjoy a complimentary cup of hot chocolate and take photos with large GLOW RUN letters

Participants who sign up to run, jog or walk the 5K-ish Glow Run will be the first to see the light display and financially support future years of North Liberty Lights and other Beat the Bitter programs with their registration fee.

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

  • 6 p.m. –– Runners (check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.)
  • 7 p.m. –– Joggers and Walkers (check-in begins at 6:30 p.m.)

All ages and strollers are welcome during both time slots, it is more important to sign up for the pace you plan to be moving to avoid bottlenecks on the trail. Please no dogs.

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


Refunds will not be provided, but in the event of bad weather, the 5K-ish Glow Run would be rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11.


January 28
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Beat the Bitter


All Ages, 5 and Under, 6 - 9, 10 - 12, 13 - 15, 16 - 18, 18+, 55+
Ticketed - Registration
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Liberty Centre Pond
820 W Cherry St
North Liberty, IA 52317 United States
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