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Brighten your night and join us for the Neon at Night 5K Fun Run at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19.

This event is part of Science and Technology Week and is co-sponsored by the College of Applied Science and Technology and Campus Recreation.

Participants are encouraged to wear neon colors as they run through campus at night. Participants who register by March 28 will receive a long-sleeve, neon T-shirt, and a run packet. The run will begin and end at the Student Fitness Center.

The Neon at Night 5K entry fee is $15 for Illinois State University students and $20 for everyone else. Beginning March 29, the entry fee will increase to $20 for Illinois State students and $25 for all other participants. Register soon, as the event will be capped at 500 runners.

Early packet pickup will be Wednesday, April 19, from 8 a.m.–2 p.m., at the Student Fitness Center Welcome Desk. The Student Fitness Center is located at 347 S. University St., in Normal. Packet pickup is also available Wednesday, April 19, from 7–7:45 p.m., outside the Student Fitness Center.

Additional information

There will be one water stop during the 5K run and refreshments available afterward for all run participants. As a fun run, the 5K will not be timed. This run will take place rain, snow, or shine. The run may be cancelled in the event of inclement or severe weather, including but not limited to lightning, freezing rain and sleet, severe storms, or dangerous winds. Do not bring pets please. Sorry, no refunds will be available. Parking is available in the South University Street Parking Garage.

New this year

There will be a costume contest! If you wish to participate, please dress in neon and be creative! Reggie Redbird will select the winner at 7:40 p.m. prior to the start of the run.

What: Neon at Night 5K Fun Run
When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19
Registration deadline: March 28 to guarantee a shirt; April 17 online. Same day registration will be available as space permits. See more information and register.

For more information, questions, or accommodations, please contact Alumni Relations at or (309) 438-2586.