Edison Festival of Light 5K

Sat February 20, 2021 Fort Myers, FL 33901 US Directions


5:30PM EST
2500 Edwards Dr
Fort Myers, FL US 33901

Start Time: 5:30pm

With the cancellation of the Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade, this long-standing evening 5K event will be run on an alternate route that starts & finishes at Campo Felice on Edwards Drive in Downtown Fort Myers (Map).  Please note: Overall awards will go to the FIRST PLACE ONLY M/F WINNERS and there will NO TEAM AWARDS for the 2021 event. Age groups awards remain top 3 Male and Female (see “Awards” below)
There are also changes to the Edison Festival of Light Junior Run.  For more information on the Junior Run please visit race website (here).
Proceeds go to the Edison Festival of Light, a non-profit 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization that works with many other local non-profit and profit organizations to promote the arts, culture and history of Fort Myers and Southwest Florida. Through scheduled and sanctioned events, the Festival helps to promote and support local groups.
Online registration closes at Midnight on February 19, 2021.  There will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION, no exceptions. Runners or Walkers will be permitted to pick-up bibs and packets race day starting at 3pm. To safeguard against large gatherings at the event, participants are encouraged to register online (anytime) or in-person at the two provided pre-race packet pick-up & registration options (scroll to Packet Pick-up & Registration for additional information).
Event Parking (No Parking at Race Site)
Monroe Street Parking Garage (Directions)
Main/Jackson Street Parking Garage (Directions)
Adult: $30 on or before February 12, 2021
Late Adult: $35 February 13 - February 19, 2021
Youth: $15 on or before February 12, 2021
Late Youth: $20 February 13 - February 19, 2021
**20% FMTC Membership discount applies to all pricing tiers.
Registration closes at Midnight 2/19/2021

Click HERE to volunteer.

Packet Pick-Up & Registration (No Race Day Registration)


Online registration closes at Midnight on February 19, 2021.
**Please register prior to attending packet pick-up or bring your phone to register if you plan to pay in cash. Registration kiosks will not be provided. 
Location (Pre-Race Both Days):
Run Florida on McGregor, 13101 McGregor Blvd., 33919 (Directions)
February 18 (3pm-7pm), Thursday
February 19 (3pm-7pm), Friday
Masks are required at Run Florida on McGregor.
Location (On-Site) PACKET PICK-UP ONLY:
Campo Felice, 2500 Edwards Dr., Downtown Fort Myers, 33901 (Directions)
Starting @ 3pm


Event Parking

Monroe Street Parking Garage (Directions)

Main/Jackson Street Parking Garage (Directions)

Give Away

The first 400 participants guaranteed a Unisex Dry-Fit shirt.

EFOL Covid-19 Plan & Guidelines
  • All volunteers, staff, and participants will wear face coverings/masks at the race site and will comply with recommended CDC social distancing guidelines.
  • Runners and walkers will be allowed to remove their face coverings after they cross the start line and must put them back on after crossing the finish line. At all times, the participants should observe social distancing as much as possible.
  • Registrants will sign the race waiver upon registering that they will comply with this Covid-19 plan. If they refuse to sign or are not following the instructions the day of the race, they will not be allowed to participate.
  • If participants arrive for packet pick-up on race day, participants are asked to leave the race venue until 15 minutes before the start of the race.
  • There will be NO AWARDS CEREMONY after the event. Results & Awards will be posted. Awards will be available for pick-up at the race director’s designated location.
  • Packet pick-up will run for each of 2 days prior to the race to space out the runners coming into the packet pick up facility. Face masks must be worn for packet pick up and only one person should go into the facility to pick up the packet.
  • Portable toilets and hand-wash stations will be available pre & post-race.
  • Bottled water only will be available at the finish. On course water handlers will be wearing gloves and masks. However, participants are encouraged to bring their own means of hydration for the course.
  • Any participant experiencing Covid-19 symptoms 2-3 days prior to race are asked not to participate, EVENT FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • Race Start: The start will be a rolling or time trial start.  The start will be marked at 6ft intervals where participants line-up prior crossing the start line.  As runners/walkers cross the start, the next set of runners occupies the next available marks (see diagram).
  • Spectators/Non-Participants are required to wear masks at-all-times and follow social distancing guidelines. Spectators/Non-Participants will not be allowed to remain near and around the finish area.  All participants and non-participants must keep this area clear for finishing runners.
  • Vendor tables will be spaced at least 6 ft apart.
  • Due to COVID-19 there will be no post-race festivities.
  • Participants are encouraged to leave the premises after they have completed the race to reduce large crowds.
Course Map
Awards (No Awards Ceremony Race Day)
All Awards Based on Chip Time Due to Covid-19 Restrictions & Changes in Start Line Procedures.
OVERALL AWARDS (Top Male & Female):
Masters (40 & Over)
Grandmasters (50 & Over)
Senior Grand Masters (60 & Over)
AGE GROUP AWARDS 3 DEEP (Male & Female):
9 & Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over 
Race Contact Info

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.edisonfestival.org/.

MapMyRun Map

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