Light up the Night 5k

Fri August 9, 2019 Asheville, NC US 28802 Directions


7:30PM EDT - 9:00PM EDT
Western Carolina Rescue Ministries
225 Patton Ave,
Asheville, NC US 28802

For all you need to know leading up to the race, including info on packet pickup, parking, and more, CLICK HERE. CORRECTION: We incorrectly stated that parking is available at the Volvo store on Merrimon. It is actually on Patton, across the street from Western Carolina Rescue Ministry. Here is the correct parking information:

Parking is available at the following locations:

Western Carolina Rescue Mission's front lot 
Haywood Street Congregation
Firestone Complete Auto Care
Asheville Chamber of Commerce
Wall Street parking garage

If you park at the Asheville Chamber parking lot, you can take the footpath bridge, which leads to the race start at WNC Baptist Fellowship Church. We can't wait to kick off this awesome event with you! 


iDaph Events is proud to help support the Western Carolina Rescue Ministries by presenting its first ever Light Up the Night 5k on August 9th: A glow-in-the-dark nighttime run for all abilities that will wind through the historic streets of Montford in Asheville. This is your time to shine! Runners will take to the streets starting at 7:30 pm in “glow swag” in this fun and unique event, and all the proceeds from this run will directly benefit the continuous work of recovery, rescue and restoration to individuals throughout WNC.  

The Run: A scenic, night-time fun 5K run through the Historic Montford area in Asheville, North Carolina. The run will follow along Montford Avenue and Hill Street through beautiful Victorian neighborhoods that mirror Asheville’s cosmopolitan character. The run will start and end at Western Carolina Rescue Ministries. Click here for run route. Permit Pending.

Registration: Early Registration is only $30 and begins on April 1, 2019 through April 30th. After that, the price of registration will increase incrementally until the race day. Participants will receive a free ‘glow’ t-shirt if they register by July 28th.

Backing a Good Cause: Western Carolina Rescue Ministries (WCRM) exists to serve the homeless, poor and addicted populations of Western North Carolina. They meet people in crisis, focus on helping them at the point of their need, invest in their future, and help them until they can move forward.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top three finishers male/female overall, top one overall master’s (male/female) and top three (male/female) in various age graded categories. (See Awards Section for more specific categories)

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.



These awards glow in the dark! Awards will be given out based to the following:

- Top 3 overall, male/female
- Top 1 masters, male/female overall

Awards will also be given to the top 3  (Male/Female) in the following age group categories:

12 and under
13 to 19
20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and up

Packet Pickup and On-site Registration

Thursday, August 8th:

We will have a packet pickup session the day before at the iDaph Events + Timing office in Fletcher, NC from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM. 

240 Old Airport Rd
Fletcher, NC 28732
Phone: (828) 684-0812

Friday, August 9th:

Packet pickup/On-site registration will take place on Friday, August 9th (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM) at the Western Carolina Rescue Ministries. 


Shirt Policy

Each registration will come with a free Glow Shirt until July 28th at midnight. After that date, shirts will be available for purchase, in limited quantities and sizes, for $10. 


For a full GPS map of the course, CLICK HERE


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