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Half marathon and 10K family fun races in Martinsville, VA - near Roanoke, VA and Greensboro NC

Light Up the Night 5K

Saturday, December 5, 2020

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The 2020 LIGHT UP THE NIGHT 5K - Saturday, December 5. 

Lots of new stuff this year. 

NEW LOGO – Check it out.

NEW COURSE at the Smith River Sports Complex.  Click on course map link for preview.

NEW TIME – Start time will be 4 PM.


The LIGHT UP THE NIGHT 5K is a fun kick off to the holiday season with many runners and walkers dressed in festive costumes.  The race is loaded with youngsters, enjoying an evening of fun and fellowship with parents and friends.

COVID-19 procedures are required in conjunction with guidelines. Friends, family and fans are welcome at the Light Up The Night 5K.  Please note that non-runners are requested to wear face masks and to maintain appropriate 6 foot Social Distancing at all event activities. 

·        Runners are requested to wear face masks and to maintain appropriate 6 foot Social Distancing during pre-race and post-race activities.

·        Race start will consist of waves of socially distanced small groups every 15 seconds.  Runners will self-seed into designated corrals based on expected finish times.  Chip timing will ensure accurate times for all runners.  Race organizers will provide detailed instructions prior to start.

·        Miles in Martinsville will provide post-race refreshments consisting of water and sports drinks only. 

·        There will be no race day registration or paper registration at packet pick-up.  Online registration deadline is Midnight, December 2, 2020.  Paper registrations will be accepted by mail or delivery to YMCA front desk, no later than midnight, December 2, 2020.

·        Packet pick-up will take place Friday, December 4 at YMCA from Noon – 6:00 PM and at Smith River Sports Complex Amphitheater area 2:30-3:30 PM.

·        Volunteers will wear masks and gloves.  Runners are requested to wear face mask when picking up your packet.  ** Packets can only be picked up by registered runner ** and Minors must be present.  Prior to being given your packet, you will be required to sign a COVID-19 acknowledgement and waiver form.  Parents or guardians my sign for minors.  A volunteer will also take your temperature using no contact thermometer.  Registrants with temperature reading of 100.4 F or higher will not be given packet or allowed to run.


Miles in Martinsville encourages friends, family and area citizens to come to the SMITH RIVER SPORTS COMPLEX on December 5 to help us kick off the holiday season.  Plenty of parking available.

Proceeds benefit programs of the YMCA.

2020 Registration


December 15, 2012 Light Up the Night

Contact Information

Girls On The Run:
Courtney Jones-Hairston - 276-647-3089 

Results 2017

2016 Results

Light Up the Night 5K Results



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