FAQ

Why The Lantern Run?
To experience a fun evening run that takes concepts from Eastern lantern festivals for the after-party! While The Lantern Run caters to the competing runners through optional timing, it’s really for the everyday Joe. People in the East don’t run in Lantern festivals. They enjoy the lights of the night.
Does the race benefit a charity?
Yes, our charities differ from city to city, but we like to work with local charities. If a charity is not listed under your city, feel free to make a suggestion.
What do I get with registration?
All participants will receive:
– A personalized race bib
– Runner items and accessories
– Glow items
– Snacks
– Special Mystery Gift
Should I bring LED lights and other glow items?
Yes, you are more than welcome to let your creativity burst and wear additional lights and glow stuff. We want to see you decked out! We also have additional glow items for purchase with your registration.
Can I bring my dog?
We highly recommend you leave your pets at home for their safety. It’s dark, and we’d hate to see someone step on your pups and cats!
What if I can't attend the race anymore?
Unfortunately, we cannot offer any refunds under any circumstance; this is due to the fact that we need to pre-order supplies in advance. You may transfer your registration or we may also offer to send you your packet for a small fee.
Can I walk?
Absolutely, you are welcome to run or walk the entire time.
Are strollers allowed?
Strollers are welcome as long as they are decorated with lights. Why lights? Well… first and foremost, it will look AWESOME. Secondly, it really helps other runners identify your stroller, so they do not bump into or trip over it. Safety first, folks! Strollers are required to start at the designated “STROLLER” starting area and keep to the right of the course throughout the run.
What about travel? What I should do to get to a location if I'm coming from out of town?
We use Dan’s Travel Guide to find cheap flights and/or travel for cheap.
Can I pick up a friend’s packet? (or vice-versa)
Packets will be mailed.
Do you do refunds?
Unfortunately, we can’t issue refunds. However, if you can’t make it to the race, you can still save your Lantern Run gear for the next season. Or alternatively, you can transfer your registration to someone else.