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Light Up the Night for Hospice: Ready, Set, Glow!

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Wisner Park

North Main Street

Elmira, NY 14901

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In partnership with the 10th Annual Elmira Street Painting Festival, READY, SET, GLOW is the first family friendly night race of its kind in the Southern Tier! When the sun sets on Saturday night, CareFirst will LIGHT UP THE NIGHT to benefit local hospice programs and services in Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties.

Featuring glow swag, roof top dj, inflatables, black light photo booth, pre & post race parties with live music, and much, much more, you won't want to miss this night race! Pre- race vendors include glow in the dark face painting, neon hair booth, a glow swag merch tent, black light photo booth, and more!

Held in a safe, contained environment, participants will take to the streets of downtown, as well as spiraling up and down the parking garage, where you will be surrounded by bright lights, loud beats, fog, bubbles, and more fun than you can imagine on this side of the Chemung River! Post race party kicks off downtown with live music and complimentary brews and chews.

$30 Online Registration through Eventbrite only, through July 1. After July 1, Registration jumps to $50, and can be completed by calling 607.962.3100.

$30 non-refundable registration includes:

  • Entry to Ready, Set, Glow Race and Post Party wristband
  • Race Bib
  • T-Shirt
  • Glow in the Dark Race Medal
  • Glow Swag Bag
  • Post race celebratory beer and snacks
  • Donation to CareFirst Hospice
  • Access to Ready, Set, Glow Race Photos

Participants who love hospice so much that they are willing to collect donations/personal sponsorships totalling $100 or more will be entered to win a CHROMEBOOK!

The top 10 fundraisers will also win a special prize. Get your pledge sheet here!

Race Day Schedule of Events: Held Rain or Shine

Noon: 10th Annual Elmira Street Painting Festival opens to the public- visit with vendors, celebrate chalk drawings, dance to live music, visit local food trucks, watch local artists create their masterpieces, and more!

5:00 pm: Race Day Registration / Participant Packet Pick up Opens (Local runners are encouraged to pick up their packets/ pre-register on FRIDAY, JULY 7th from 5:00pm - 9:00pm at Downtown Elmira's Alive After Five live music event on Water St)

8:00 pm: Local DJ's will begin the Pre-Party, interacting with race participants and getting everyone ready to LIGHT UP THE NIGHT!

8:47 pm: Sunset; Registration ends at 8:30.


9:30 pm - 11:30 pm: Post race party featuring live music, complimentary beer, snacks, glow themed activities! WRIST BAND REQUIRED FOR ACCESS to POST RACE PARTY; SPECTATORS CAN ATTEND FOR A COVER CHARGE PAYABLE TO THE 10th ANNUAL ELMIRA STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL.

Celebrate all that downtown Elmira has to offer late night by visiting a local establishment for legal beverages and food: some nearby locations include: Roundin' Third, Brady's Pub, Green Derby, Patricks, Bistro 223.

CareFirst believes in personal responsibility. Participants are strongly encouraged not to drink and drive. Less than 1,000 yards away from the event, Elmira Holiday Inn is offering a discounted room rate of 20% off overnight accommodations, including a $10 breakfast coupon, per person (as always, kids 12 and under eat free).

Totem Taxi is available for responsible rides by calling 607.737.6191


READY, SET, GLOW participants are encouraged to join the Facebook Event for updates and excitement!

Corporate Sponsorships are available by calling 607.962.3100 or emailing Development@carefirstny.org

While family friendly, due to the time of day of the event, participants are encouraged to be 12+.

All participants MUST PRINT & SIGN LIABILITY WAIVER in order to participate.

For the safety of all participants, strollers, skateboards, wheelies, bikes, scooters, wagons, rollerblades and other wheel based apparatuses are not permitted at this event.

Costumes, Glow Gear, Shirts in memory of a loved one, are encouraged and will be celebrated! Glow gear will be available for sale at Wisner Park prior to the start of the race, with proceeds benefitting local hospice programs. Bring cash or credit card to purchase; first come first served.

Additional questions can be sent to development@CareFirstny.org with READY SET GLOW in the subject line.

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Wisner Park

North Main Street

Elmira, NY 14901

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