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

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

Kids Run (8 and under)

$0 6:45PM EST Registration ends March 6, 2020 at 6:45pm EST

1 Mile Run/Walk

$25 7:00PM EST Registration ends March 6, 2020 at 7:00pm EST

5K Walk/Run (chip-timed)

$30 7:00PM EST Registration ends March 6, 2020 at 7:00pm EST



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 5:30 PM.

Event Timeline

  • 5:30 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


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

Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Genoa Middle School PTSA Glow Run 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Genoa Middle School PTSA Glow Run 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy

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