Editor’s Note: The following about the Light the Torch Night Run is a sponsored post brought to you by the Wheaton Park District.
Is your family ready to “get your glow on” this month?
Then you should plan to join the fun of the 4th annual Light the Torch 5K Night Run and Laser Light Show in downtown Wheaton on Friday, Sept. 29. This unique, family-friendly event is presented by the Wheaton Park District and the FT Cares Foundation, which raises money for local, national and global charities.
Runners and event participants are encouraged to bring the “glow and light” in order to light the night. The race kicks off at sunset and also features an amazing laser light show set to the music of an onsite DJ. No need to run to participate, the public is welcome to come for FREE to enjoy the food trucks and kids’ activities before and after the race.
The evening kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a fun slide, inflatables, face painting, food trucks and a DJ. The race steps off at 7 p.m. following sunset, and participants receive glow giveaways. This race, which winds through luminary lanes, is fun for all ages, avid runners and walkers. If you’re the competitive type, know that this is a timed race, and that runner’s bibs are chipped. If you are in it for fun, know that this is an evening you and your kids will not forget!
The fee to enter is $35 a person, $30 if you’re on a team (must have at least four participants to qualify for the team rate.) Kids 10 and under are only $20. Online registration closes Sept. 25. And you can use the code GWYM when registering to save $5 on your registration fee!
A portion of the proceeds from this event supports the FT Cares Foundation and its mission of transforming lives, as well as the Cosley Zoo Foundation, DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation, and the Play For All Playground & Garden Foundation. Find more info on the race and how to register here.