The Neon Run 5K Orlando

There is only one place you should be on October 19, 2013 at 6:00pm. If you are not registered for the time of your life, you will definitely be missing out! This event will be filled will epic lighting, neon, costumes and music that will Simply Blow Your Mind!

Do not expect your typical 5k road race. You will be running through glow zones that will consist of neon glowing water, laser lighting, fog, and music to enhance your experience back to the finish, (the Neon Festival) something that will change you forever! The Neon Festival is a Massive Neon festival filled with performers, music, lasers, and black lights. At the NEON Festival you will have the chance to Dance, Socialize, take Photos and more importantly have FUN!(If you have more questions about how it all works, check out our About Us and FAQ pages.)

#1 All types of people are welcome… whether you're slow, fast, runner, walker, Olympian, tri-athlete or just some who is looking for a thrill. 
#2 Dress code- we highly encourage illuminated glow costumes. If you are not wearing a costume you must wear a white or neon shirt for the full NEON experience!

Online registration closes Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm.
You may register in person on day of for a fee of $60

Packet Pick Up is where you will get all your race goodies! Your packet includes race bib with safety pins, Neon run head band and neon lights that will make your Neon Experience amazing! Packet Pick Up will be at an off-site location noted below. THERE WILL BE NO PACKET PICK UP ON EVENT DAY! If its mandatory for you to pick up packet on day of there is a 5.00$ convenience fee! Due to the mass amount of people participating we are forced to do this in order to maintain order on event day!

Winter Garden Sports Authority 
3373 Daniels Rd Winter Garden, FL 34787
Dates: Thursday, October 17 & Friday, October 18: times 10am-7pm

*Valid ID required when picking up race packet
*You can have someone else pick up your stuff for you. You will need the following three items in order to pick up items: 1. Copy of your friend's photo ID. 2. Signed letter from your friend stating that you are allowed to pick up their packet. 3. Signed waiver for every bib/packet you are picking up.

Allow plenty of time for you and your crew to get ready for the start. Remember, illuminated glow costumes are ENCOURAGED! Please make sure you have your race bib on you. You will not be able to run without it! If you lose your bib we will not be able to replace it. If you are not wearing a costume please wear a white or neon color shirt!

  • Towels/change of clothes for post Neon Run!
  • Credit Card/Cash- for THE NEON RUN apparel.
  • Camera/ Cell phone to share your experience with your friends.
  • I also recommend a flashlight, head lamp, or many glowsticks as we will be running in the dark in grass and while they will do their best to help light things up it wouldn't hurt to bring a little something extra.

Your bib should be visible and all times, so if you have a costume on please place bib on the outside of your creation. PLEASE IF YOU ARE WALKING STAY TO THE RIGHT, IF YOU ARE RUNNING STAY TO THE LEFT.

The NEON EXPERIENCE FESTIVAL awaits you once you cross the finish line. The finish line is your gateway to a neon party experience that will go down in history. Your neon glow experience will include music, dancing, blacklights, and food.

Please share your NEON EXPERIENCE with the rest of us as you post pictures and videos on Facebook. If you haven’t already please like us at You can also share your pictures on Instagram by using the hashtag #theneonrun.


This event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32808.

4:00pm- Parking lot opens
6:00pm- Festival Site opens
7:45pm- First wave of runners
11:00pm- Festival Site closes


The Meeting Spot! Will be at the NorthEast Corner of the Main Building

Parking & Map

You will park at the Central Florida Fairgrounds parking lot. There will be lots of NEON RUNNERS at this event so please arrive early with your carpool to avoid any unnecessary traffic. Parking for this event will be $10/vehicle. If you need to leave in a hurry please park on side streets surrounding fairgrounds.


To stay up to date with all other additional race information please like our Facebook page.

Living Social or Groupon Deals! If you didn't register online using your Living Social & Groupon codes by October 16th, you may register in person the day of the event for an additional $5 convenience fee.

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  • Amelia S.

    Am at the meet spot. Will be here until 745 then gone.

    October 19, 2013

  • Amelia S.

    Just a few more hours till Neon Glow in the Dark madness! I'll be easy to find in the buildings North East corner with Purple flashing 'dreadlock hair' and a white shirt with words 'I solemnly swear that I am up to no good' on it in glow in the dark puff paint. Plan to come on over and say hello!

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Amelia S.

    Thanks for your comment Kim! The meeting spot has been chosen and the event race course map has been added so we can get a good idea of how it will go. Big surprise- when I was checking is that there is going to be a $10 per car parking fee.

    I also checked and unfortunately the Living Social Deal is also gone so now the only option to join the run if you aren't already registered is through the official site for $49 until October 16th or at the race itself for $60.

    Thinking about the meeting time, our race time isn't until 8pm but I want to get there in time for parking. I'm going to set the meeting spot time for 7:30pm. And we will move from there to the starting line at 7:45pm. Things happen and if you miss the group just have fun without us and take lots of pictures! It is still going to be a great time and we could try to meetup at the 'Neon Experience Festival' at the end. Where I'm planning to spend a LOT of time! My cell is[masked]

    October 8, 2013

  • Kim t.

    I m new to this group and I bought this and registered Already. how do I meet you guys when it comes to that day ?

    1 · October 8, 2013

  • Amelia S.

    If anyone still has yet to register and is looking for a deal it looks like the Groupon is unavailable BUT it is now over on the Living Social deals. Here's the link $25 per person -

    September 10, 2013

  • Amelia S.

    Hi Everyone! in 10 days the registration price increases from $39.00 to $45.00. Once you have registered make sure to comment so we have a good count of who's going :)

    July 8, 2013

  • Nabat K.


    June 23, 2013

  • Amelia S.

    Hi Everyone, It looks like they do not have team signups and discounts. So we can all sign up on our own and just plan to just start together. I want to say that we will all run/walk together but want everyone to be able to go at our own speed without pressure and just plan to meetup at the end of the course for some fun at the Neon Party.

    June 14, 2013

    • Amelia S.

      Oh and PS. I signed up already and will be doing the 8pm wave time.

      June 14, 2013

  • Lori

    Looking forward to it

    May 30, 2013

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