About the Event

Event Starts In

What //

5K, 1 Mile Run

When //

Friday, May 16, 2025

Where //

2200 Wakefield Pines Drive
Raleigh, NC 27614

Contact //

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Event Overview

Come out for an evening with friends, family and community to run/walk on a course lined with a fantastic display of luminaries. 

This unique event is the only luminary run in Raleigh held on a lovely, warm North Carolina evening where you may even have a chance to catch a few fireflies!  

Runners please wear reflective or light up arm bands or vests. It's a sight to behold watching a trail of lights along the quiet streets!
Check out photos from last year's event! 
At the same time, you can honor a friend or family member who has battled cancer by purchasing a luminary with their name on it - to help light the way for others.  100% of the purchase price of the luminaries goes directly to Cancer Shucks Foundation.

In 2024 the event raised over $3,000 to help Cancer Shucks Foundation assist families, dealing with cancer, in ways that affect the family's day to day ability to maintain order in their home as well as their lives. 

Join us Friday, May 16, 2025 (start time 8:25 PM)  -- Remember, this is at night!
The event is stroller-friendly and pet-friendly (pets on leashes), so make this a family event and bring everyone - we don't want anyone in the family left behind! 

Race Night Schedule
7:00 PM    Packet pickup open
8:15 PM    Race announcements
8:25 PM    5k and 1m start
9:30 PM    Awards*
10:00 PM  Race site closed, head out to celebrate your accomplishment with your friends and family!
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