Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Neon Vibe 5K?
The AWESOMENESS that is the Neon Vibe 5k cannot be put into words, but we’ll try!
Is it a 5k run? Yes. Is it a 5k walk? Yes, it can be that as well. A Party? OF COURSE!! That is the best part. The Neon Vibe provides participants with an entertaining way to get healthy and have a blast with those you love. It is so many great things all packaged into the best night of your life!
The Neon Vibe 5k is an after-dark, fluorescent glow light fun run (THIS IS NOT A RAVE). Each course is designed to light up the night with several UV black light glow-zones, upbeat dance music, and amped runners who are dressed up and ready to party. Although it is a 5k and you can run as hard as you’d like, most just want to light-it-up, have a good time, and dance their way to the finish. The fun doesn’t end there because the aftervibe celebration near the finish line is the best part of the Neon Vibe experience!
What is the neon color?
The neon color you will receive in your packet is not a paint, it is a powder. DO NOT mix it with water unless you want a watery mess. Our 100% biodegradable, colored chalk is custom manufactured and produced the United States.It is non-toxic and made from food grade quality cornstarch! It will even wash out of most clothes!
We will have glow water at the event as long as whether permits.
How much does this cost?
For information of how much the race will cost, visit the race registration page and click on the information button next to your city. More information specific to your race will be found there.
Who can participate?
Your Mama, your Grandpa, your pregnant BFF… Invite them all! The Neon Vibe welcomes all participants regardless of age or ability. This is NOT a timed race and your first priority is to have fun. Kids 8 and under can run free of charge, but they will not receive a runner’s packet (shirt, glow materials, bib, etc.) We will still need a waiver completed the night of the event or at packet pickup for each child under 8 and they will receive a race bib at that time.
Print the Waiver by clicking Here
What do I get for registering?
You will be treated to the most epic neon experience with some of the coolest people on the planet, what more could you ask for? BUT… we won’t stop there. You will also receive a Neon Vibe race t-shirt, runner bib, and glow powder.
Will the neon coloring stain my hair and clothes?
You will want to wear clothes that you are not in love with because some of the colors may stain. When it comes to your hair, all color should come out with one good wash. If you are super concerned then you can put conditioner in your hair before you run.
What should I wear?
Costumes are encouraged, the more ridiculous the better!!! We recommend that you wear clothes and accessories that you
won’t worry about while you’re gettin’ your vibe on. For the best color effects, you should wear neon colors with a white shirt.
Am I allowed to take pictures and video?
Yes please do. Take pictures and share them with everyone. Be mindful of the coloring and potential moisture that your camera and/or phone will be exposed to.
If you are a photographer that would like to come and photograph our event, we will grant you permission with the understanding that any photographs you take may be used and edited by Neon Vibe for marketing and promotional purposes with or without your written consent. By photographing our event you acknowledge and agree to this condition.
Can I cancel my registration and get a refund?
No, sorry! There is no way for us to provide refunds once you have registered. You may transfer your registration to someone else up until one week prior to the event date.
Does part of my registration go to a charitable cause?
You know it!! While we are excited about providing you with a night to remember, we are really excited about the opportunity that it provides us to give back to a worthy cause. Giving back is an important part of who we are and we hope that you feel the same. We will announce the local charity partner a few weeks before each event.
Can my peeps come watch me?
Yes, spectators are welcome to take part in the fun. Just be sure to give them some love in the form of neon powder for coming to support you.
Can my dog run with me?
Sorry Ace Ventura, but you have to leave the animals at home. We love your dogs and cats but they are not allowed.
Can I bring a stroller?
You may bring a stroller, but we suggest that you bring one that can go through grass and dirt as our course terrain varies from location to location. If you do decide to bring one we just ask that you stay towards the back of a heat as the starting line may be quite populated. Also, we suggest that you light the stroller up with lights or glowing sticks so that it is visible.
When is packet pickup?
Packet pickup will be held the day before the event. The location of packet pickup is usually at a local running store or at the venue where the race will be held. You can find the specifics by clicking on the info link next to each city on the registration page.
Please bring your confirmation ticket that was emailed to you after you registered in order to obtain your packet (you may bring it on your smart phone). You can pick up other people’s packets as long as you have their confirmation ticket.