Be the Light 5K

Sun December 10, 2023 Forest City, NC 28043 US Directions



($15: Ages 1 - 12)
6:30PM EST Price increases after November 26, 2023 at 11:59pm EST

Fun Run

$15 6:35PM EST Registration ends December 10, 2023 at 6:45pm EST


5K Run/Walk 
$25 if registered before November 26th at midnight
$30 November 27th until Race Day
Youth 12 & Under: $15
Fun Run: $15

Sunday - December 10th
5:00pm - 6:00pm: Packet Pick Up and On-site Registration at McNair Stadium
6:30pm: 5K START
6:35pm: Fun Run START

Awards & Age Groups: [5K Only]
5K: Top 3 Male/Female Overall.
5K: Top 3 finishers in each Age Group < 8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+ 

Course Map

Why We Run

Be the Light 5K is hosted by Hope Network of Rutherford County - check out their Mission Statement and Goals. This is why we run.
Organizational Mission:

Hope Network exists to connect broken people to the love of Christ through a community of support by offering free resources and services that address immediate and long-term needs.


Programs Supported By Your Contributions:

·         Transitional housing: We provide transitional housing for women in Rutherford County. Our homes are intended to be used for 3-6 months while women can benefit from our other services including assistance with securing employment, transportation, counseling services and financial education. Participants must maintain sobriety and participate in program activities and goal setting.


·         Financial education and budgeting: Hope Network staff and volunteers assist with obtaining documents needed to start work, like ID and social security cards. We will also assist with setting up savings goals for housing and utilities deposits as well as provide daily household budgeting education.

·        Support: Hope Network partners with local ministries to provide counseling services. While we are not a drug detox or treatment center, we do provide resources for those who may need it and can connect participants with recovery classes. We also assist with transportation to appointments and meetings. 

Race Contact Info

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


McNair Stadium
214 McNair Drive
Forest City, NC US 28043

Rutherford Outdoor Coalition - Running Race Series

The Be the Light 5K is proud to be part of the Rutherford Outdoor Coalition Running Race Series
The 2023 Series has 12 events running from February to December.

There are road races, trail runs, and even a hill climb.

TWO of the Races are right here in Forest City
Leader of the Pack 5K - May 6th
Meet Me at the Fountain 5K - July 22nd

Series details and current standings can be found at the ROC website.  



Event Host
Presenting Sponsor

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