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Glow for Hope

Fri May 5, 2017
Location: Salem, VA US 24153 Directions
Type: Run Only, Walk Only

What is the cancellation policy?

This is a rain or shine event. We will cancel, however, if there is lightning in the area. If the event is canceled, no refunds will be issued to runners, but you can either receive free registration for the 2018 Glow for Hope or consider your $25 registration fee a donation to HopeTree Family Services.

Can I bring a stroller?

Yes, strollers are welcome!

Can I bring my pet?

We allow service animals only for this event.

Where should I park?

Limited parking is available in the parking lot behind HopeTree Academy. Please note that if you park in these spaces, you will not be allowed to exit until the last runner has finished the course.

When the parking lot is full, parking is available on the baseball fields directly off Red Ln. Parking attendants will be available to guide you to the best parking space available. Please note that this area can get quite dark when the sun sets, so we recommend you bring a flashlight to help you return safely to your vehicle. We will have portable lights in this area, but we cannot guarantee it will light the entire path to your vehicle, depending on which space you choose to park in.

I don't want to walk or run the course. Can I still come to the event?

Yes! The Glow Party starts as soon as the walkers/runners begin the course, and food is available at this time, too. We would love for you to come to the event with your family and friends and enjoy the activities and delicious food.

What kind of food will you have?

Although the exact menu has not yet been determined, we guarantee there will be plenty of food for all participants. Last year, we served BBQ sandwiches, coleslaw, fruit, bagels, and dessert! We always have plenty of water, lemonade, and Gatorade, too.

Can I bring my own food?

Yes, you can bring your own food if you would like to. Some people choose to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy with their family on our lawn.

Why do I have to pay an additional processing fee when registering online?

As a non-profit organization, this event is one of our largest fundraisers to help us raise money to support our ministries and programs. We try to keep our costs as low as possible so that every dollar we make can go directly towards those in our care. We strive to provide a wonderful event and hope you find the fee minimal. If you would like to register without paying the fee, you can send a check to HopeTree Family Services for your registration fee only. Please indicate on the check that it is for a Glow for Hope registration. We will also need your phone number so that we can collect the information necessary for us to register you manually.

Are there any age restrictions for runners?

No. All ages are welcome to run the 5K course. It is a challenging course, however, so we recommend that only runners who are physically able to complete it register.