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Light the Torch 5K Night Run

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

The FT Cares Light the Torch 5K Night Run/Walk is a unique race event through downtown Wheaton after sunset. Participants receive glow giveaways, race through luminary lanes, and end with a street fest, featuring a DJ, carnival rides, and food trucks. This is a timed race, runner bibs are chipped.

5K Night Run Highlights

  • Fun for all ages, avid runners, and walkers
  • Lighted Night Run with Luminary Lanes
  • Event kicks off with pre-party at 5:30P; Race starts at 7P
Light The Torch


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Through 8/29

$30per participant
  • Teams: $25 per person*
  • Youth: $15 per person†


$35per participant
  • Teams: $30 per person*
  • Youth: $20 per person†

9/27 and 9/29

$40per participant**
  • Team registration – N/A
  • Youth: $25 per person†

*Teams must have a minimum of 4 (maximum of 100) to qualify for team rate.

†Valid for ages 10 and under as of registration date.

**In-person registration of one (1) participant at Packet Pick-up on 9/27 or Race Day on 9/29.

Course Details

Race Map (PDF)

For more information about the course or race details, contact Ryan Miller at 630-510-5135 or rmiller@wheatonparks.org.

General Questions

Please contact Kristina Nemetz at knemetz@wheatonparks.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

For more information about volunteering, please contact Lisa Weier at lweier@ftportfolios.com.

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