FAQ

 
Why The Lantern Run?
To experience a quality night 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 and the festival 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 commemorate 2014 race bib
– Official Race Shirt
– Glow eye-glasses and glow necklace (so you can all look goofy together)
– LED Balloon (to write wishes on and throw in the after-party)
– Entrance to the after-party & festival
– Special snacks
– Special Mystery Gift
– Optional Timing Chip ($5.00)
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 race. As a walker, please be sure to line up according to your pace at the start line. Additionally, please keep to the right of the course to avoid any joggers or runners! We want you to feel comfortable and have fun!
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.
Can my (friend/mother/spouse) come spectate?
Spectators are welcome to come cheer you on!
My friends decided they want to run! Can they register in person on race day?
Yes! Your friends can go to race day registration if the event is not sold out. Please encourage them to bring cash. Since we order all of our swag well in advance, they will not be able to pick up an event shirt that day.
Can I pick up a friend’s packet? (or vice-versa)
Yes, a friend can pick it up for you, but they will need one of these two things:
1. A copy of the confirmation email. (Preferable)
2. A copy of the registrant’s ID.
Do you do refunds?
Unfortunately, we can’t issue refunds. However, if you can’t make it to the race, you can still pick up your The Lantern Run gear and goodies at packet pick-up. Or alternatively, you can transfer your registration to someone else.