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Light the Torch Night Run

September 30, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Race Start: 7pm | Location: Downtown Wheaton

Presented in partnership by Wheaton Park District and the FT Cares Foundation.

The FT Cares Light the Torch 5K Night Run/Walk is a unique race event through downtown Wheaton after sunset. Participants receive glow giveaways, race through luminary lanes, and end with a street fest, featuring a DJ, carnival rides, and food trucks. This is a timed race, runner bibs are chipped.

5K Night Run Highlights

  • Fun for all ages, avid runners, and walkers
  • Lighted Night Run with Luminary Lanes
  • Event kicks off with pre-party at 5:30P; Race starts at 7P
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Before 8/29/16 8/30/16-9/26/16 Packet Pick-up (9/28/16) & Race Day (9/30/16)
Individual $30 $35 $40
Team* $25 $30 N/A
Child 10 & under $15 $20 $25
*Must have at least 4 to qualify for team rate

Register Now

Online Reg. Closes: September 27, 2016 12:00am Central Time.

Packet Pick Up: Packet Pickup will be held on Wednesday, September 28 from 10A-7P at the First Trust lobby located at 120 E. Liberty Street in Wheaton. Registration is available during packet pick up and race day for adults $40 and children 10 and under $25, if entry is still available.

Race day packet pick up/registration will be held in the lobby of the First Trust Building from 2:00pm - 6:50pm.

Course Details: Light the Torch Race Map 2016 (PDF)

Safety: The runners’ safety is of the utmost importance. Therefore, bicycles, in-line skates, other-wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs) and dogs are not allowed.

Interested in volunteering?
Volunteers are essential to the success of the race. volunteer sign up.

Race Questions?
Please contact Ryan Miller, Race Director at or 630.510.5135.

Interested in becoming a Light the Torch event sponsor?
Contact Nicole Kapala at 630.510.4989 or at

Supported by:

Light the Torch Sponsor Logos 2016

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