Race Information:

Race festivities begin at 7:00pm

Race begins at 8:30pm

Live Music begins at 9:30pm



Registration - $30

Student Registration - $25

You can register for the race by clicking HERE


You may also register the day of the race.  Registration booth will be set up 90 minutes before start of race, but race shirts will not be guaranteed.



Race Location:

Gateway Park

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Click HERE for directions!


Race Packet Pick-Up:

Location - Scheels (Cedar Falls)

Date - September 3rd, 2015

Time - 5PM - 7PM

      You may also pick up your packet the day of the race.


Costume Contest:

Wear your best glow stick costume for your chance to win awesome prizes before the race!!!!



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Click here to donate. Any amount will help!


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All of the proceeds are going directly to the nominated winner (voted by you!) Click 'Read More' to see our nominee's and learn more about their stories! VOTE VOTE VOTE!


Background Story

Our Mission

The Contest to Win Money

Background Story-- Taylor Morris was born and raised in Cedar Falls.  He joined the Navy after high school.  During his deployment to Afghanistan, he stepped on an IED resulting becoming an quadruple amputee. The amazing people that make up the Cedar Valley rallied behind him to help at the first annual Glow Stick 5k.

Taylor was humbled by the amount of support he had received and was inspired by the amazing people that make up the Cedar Valley.  They wanted to continue this fun event but shift the focus of the event to give back to other inspiring members of the community.

How do we pick the community member that wins ALL the proceeds?  We let the community nominate those they find inspiring.  We post their story.  The week before the race the community votes on which story in most inspirational.  The winner receives all the race proceeds!


This is our fourth year putting on the Glow Stick 5K. Each year we have raised more and more money but the only way you could help us raise the money was by actually running the race (your entry fee is the donation). This year, we wanted to allow anyone to donate! If you have a dollar or a million dollars, we encourage you to donate that money to someone who inspires us! Any amount helps!!!!



We are beyond excited to have the Cedar Valley's very own, THE DIPLOMATS!!! Stick around after the race to hear The Diplomats cover some of your FAVORITE tunes LIVE! :) Thanks for donating your time guys!

Contact Information

Phone:  (319) 231-4175

Email:  GlowStick5K@Gmail.com

Address:  Gateway Park, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

Created by: BenMadeIt.com

Race Info:

All Ages Event

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