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Brighten your night and join us for the Neon at Night 5K Fun Run at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18.

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 Tuesday, March 27 will receive a long-sleeve, neon T-shirt and a run packet. The run will begin and end at the Student Fitness Center.

The costume contest was a hit last year and will continue this year. If you wish to participate, plan to dress in your best neon and be creative. Reggie Redbird will select the winner at 7:40 p.m. prior to the start of the run.

The Neon at Night 5K entry fee is $15 for Illinois State University students and $20 for everyone else. Beginning Wednesday, March 28, 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 18, 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 18, from 7–7:45 p.m., outside the Student Fitness Center.

What: Neon at Night 5K Fun Run
When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18
Registration deadline: Tuesday, March 27 to guarantee a shirt; April 16 online. Same day registration will be available as space permits. See more information and register.

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. Please no pets. Sorry, no refunds will be available. Parking is available in the South University Street Parking Garage.

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