Genoa Middle School PTSA Glow Run 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk

Fri March 6, 2020 Westerville, OH 43082 US Directions RaceJoy Ready



SPONSORED BY JC Manny, Taft Law, and Shirck Orthodontics

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Genoa Middle School Glow Run/Walk on Friday, March 6, 2020. Run or walk with us to benefit the Genoa Middle School PTSA!

The kids run (once around the track) will start after sunset at 6:45 PM and the 5K and 1-mile run/walk will both start at 7:00 PM.  The race will begin and end on the track at the back of Genoa Middle School in Westerville, OH. Please view the 5K route map below. It is an out-and-back course that begins on the track at Genoa Middle School, goes past Fouse Elementary, to the Genoa/Ohio-to-Erie trail, and then back to the glowing finish line where a DJ will be playing top hits. The 1-mile course is the first 1/2 mile of the 5K course and back to finish on the track. The courses stay off main roads for safety purposes. 

Race registration includes a glow-in-the-dark t-shirt (while supplies last), two glow sticks, a swag bag, a "glowing" finish line (bigger and brighter than last year), and medals for the top 10 5K male and female finishers. The winning male and female in the following age groups will also receive an additional prize:

13U - World Largest Gummy Bear
14-18 Years Old - World's Largest Gummy Bear
19+ - $50 Gift Card to Columbus Running Company

The 5K run/walk will be chip-timed and the 1-Mile run/walk is only for fun and NOT chip-timed. For safety purposes, at least one glow item must be worn by all participants and strollers must glow on the front. We also highly encourage you to dress as "bright" as possible or in clothing and makeup that will reflect black light to make it more FUN! See photos from last year (click the menu) to get an idea.

Concessions will be available including hot chocolate!

Additional Race Information


There is parking at Genoa Middle School and Fouse Elementary next door.

Race Day Packet Pickup

There will be a check-in table on the patio outside the commons area near the basketball courts. This will begin at 6:00 PM.

Event Timeline

  • 6:00 PM - Race day packet pickup begins - there will be entertainment during this time as well!
  • 6:45 PM - Kids Run begins on the track
  • 7:00 PM - 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk will begin
  • ~7:45 PM - Awards presentation


The first 10 5K male and female finishers will receive a race medal.


The event will proceed through rain or snow. Bring a poncho, hats, and gloves if you must! Only severe weather will affect the status of the event (lightning, extreme wind/cold).

5K Route Map

Race Contact Info

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

5948 South Old 3C Rd
Westerville, OH US 43082

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Genoa Middle School PTSA Glow Run 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
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