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Race Results

Visit the chronotrack.com website after the race on September 28 to see results.

Light the Torch 5K Night Run

Saturday, September 28 | Starts at 5:30P | Downtown Wheaton (Map)

Presented in partnership by Wheaton Park District and the FT Cares Foundation

A portion of the proceeds from Light the Torch 5K will go towards benefiting these organizations:


Unique 5K Run/Walk through Downtown Wheaton after sunset

Race through luminary lanes and end with a street fest of music, carnival rides, beer garden and food trucks at the Light the Torch 5K Night Run!

If this run wasn’t flashy enough, our glow giveaways should do the trick. Got your own light-up necklaces, bracelets, rings, or headbands? What about a pair of those awesome shoes that change colors with each step you take? Come decked out! The more glow, the better.

This is a timed race and runner bibs are chipped. Overall winners are determined by finish/gun time while individual age category winners are determined by chip time. All participants will receive a finisher’s medal.

Race Resources

Light the Torch 2019 Race FAQs (PDF)

Light the Torch 2019 Race Route Map (PDF)

Pre- and Post-Race Training Tips (PDF)

Tips provided by DuPage Medical Group, 2019 Light the Torch 5K Night Run Award Sponsor


Packet Pick-up & On-site Race Registration

Registration is available in-person at packet pick-up and on race day. Online registration is now closed.

Pre-Race Day Packet Pick-up & Registration

Date: Thursday, September 26
Time: 10A-7P
Location: Lobby of First Trust at 120 E Liberty Dr, Wheaton IL
Registration: $45 per person

Race-Day Packet Pick-up & Registration

Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 5:30-6:50P
Location: Lobby of First Trust at 120E Liberty Dr, Wheaton IL
Registration: $45 per  person


Pet Policy

Due to the nature of this event, pets are not allowed into the street fest or on the route. If you require a service dog please contact the Race Director in advance of the event so accommodations can be made.

This rule exists for the safety of the animals and patrons and to follow the suggested safety guidelines and best practices of the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA).


Interested in volunteering at this event?

Volunteers are essential to the success of the race. All volunteers receive a short sleeve t-shirt.



September 28, 2019
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Downtown Wheaton – Liberty
120 E. Liberty Street
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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Michelle Artis

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