Lantern Run School Race Little Elm, TX (04.09.16)

We held our 4th School Fundraiser Race with a school in Little Elm at Little Elm Park. The course was a beautiful 3-loop route around a park about 5 minutes away from the school. Participants received a glow stick at each loop to count the number of laps done. We brought out our light towers,…

Lantern Run School Race Mission, TX (02.20.2016)

The race in Mission, TX was setup very simply utilizing a very renown course in the area. The city did not have too many difficult requirements. However, the issues we ran into were not having many sign-ups on the week of the event. Sending staff out to the race would have put the event in…

Lantern Run School Race Dallas, TX (03.11.2016)

The race took several months of planning and discussions with the Independent School District to secure approval but it was worth it! The School had this 5K run as their 20 year anniversary and their official spring break kick-off. Several alumni staff and highly-respected members of the board were invited to participate. It was one…

Lantern Run School Race Bradenton, FL (02.27.2016)

Lantern Run Florida Post-Race (02.27.16) We worked with an Elementary school in Florida to put on a 5K for their running club. The event was also open to the public to help raise funds for the school. The event brought in about 230 participants total; a little less than half came from the school itself….

What Time of Day Do You Run?

Runner’s World published an article by Robert James Reese, Dan Fuehrer, and Christine Fennessy. Titled “What Time of Day Do People Run?” the article featured results from a study Runner’s World and RunKeeper conducted. By gathering information from 77 million runs in 30 countries through RunKeeper’s app, they came upon these lip-pursing results: During the…

Why We Love Nighttime Runs

I’m a runner. Our sponsorship & volunteer director is a runner. On a lot of days, I do a run at 8:00am in the morning and then another run at 8:00pm at night when the weather is cool. Do I prefer one over another? Honestly, I don’t. But one thing I’ve learned is this- when…

The True Beauty in Lantern Festivals

Having grown up in the U.S. all my life, I’ve never encountered or even heard of a lantern festival. Last year, I had the opportunity to visit Pingxi, probably the most popular destination in Taiwan for lantern festivals. It’s a 3-4 hour trip from where we stayed. I had envisioned what a lantern festival would…