A Light in the Dark Run-Your-Own 5K

Join us on April 18, 2021


April 18th, 9AM - 1PM

Let's illuminate the conversation around suicide prevention and brighten our Central Texas community with our Light in the Dark Glowlight 5K. This run is a celebration of health and wellness in our community and a time to make taking care of yourself fun.

Join us for a run-your-own 5K in Central Texas. Run your own 5K route or one of our recommended routes starting and ending at our packet pick-up locations any time on April 18th. Donate or fundraise at least $35 to receive your own at-home race packet complete with glow gear, AFSP resources, and materials from our sponsors. You can also submit a screenshot of your 5K time to be eligible to win some great prizes.


How does this 5K work exactly?

So glad you asked! There are two ways you can participate in this year’s run-your-own 5K:


Join one of our open courses

We’ve partnered with two local businesses where you can pick up your race packet and run one of our recommended 5K routes. Unlike other 5K’s, this will not be a closed course (meaning there will be other runners out there on the trails), but we will provide you with a course map so you know where to go.


You can come to either of our two locations between 9AM and 1PM to grab your packet and run or walk your race. Our two route locations are:

Central Austin

The Loop Running Supply Company

115 Sandra Muraida Way

Austin, TX 78703



West Pecan Coffee + Beer

100 W Pecan Street

Pflugerville, TX 78660





Or, run virtually!

If you’d prefer to run on your own or are participating from out of town, you can still run your 5K virtually, Just fill out the form below to let us know you plan to participate virtually, and we’ll mail your race packet to you. (Note, if you complete this form after 4/1, we can’t guarantee your packet will arrive in time for your run or walk—but you can still participate without it! Must also be registered to receive a packet in the mail)


Get your packet mailed


For more information, please contact:
Contact Name:  Nicole Gartside
Contact Phone:  303-866-0119  
Contact Email:  nicolegartside23@gmail.com