Light Up The Dark 5K




Online registration is now closed. Day-of registration starts at 5 p.m. at the event. Give yourself plenty of time to register and get your provided glow gear on!

The UnBound Light Up The Dark 5K is a fun, family-friendly “glow-in-the-dark” run to raise money and awareness for the anti-human trafficking work of UnBound in Waco, Texas. This annual event is fun for everyone, whether you’re a slow walker or a professional runner! Join us at McLane Stadium Touchdown Alley before the run for body paint, photo booth, music and more, and hang out afterward for a free concert!

Come “Light Up the Dark” on human trafficking with us October 8th!
$30 adult (12 and older) registration. Kids run for free, but must be registered in order to participate. 

Date and Time

Saturday, October 8th, 2016.

5 p.m. Check-in and day-of registration open
Come get your packet, t-shirt, race bib and glow-in-the-dark jewelry. Give yourself plenty of time so you don’t miss out on the pre-race fun! Arrive early to get decked out in glow gear and face paint, and enjoy music and an inflatable slide!

6:30 p.m. Timed race begins
If you registered for the timed race, please arrive before 6 p.m. to get your timing chip. All others, come cheer our fast friends on!

7:30 p.m. Fun run begins
Choose your own pace and enjoy the scenic 5K across the bridge, down University Parks, back by the Brazos River and around McLane Stadium.

8:30 p.m. Light Up the Dark after party!
Stick around for a live performance, family-friendly music, food trucks, bounce house and more!


Registration and Race Start/Finish: McLane Stadium Touchdown Alley

1001 S M.L.K. Jr Blvd
Waco, TX 76704


When you arrive at McLane Stadium on MLK Jr. Dr., please follow the signs to LOT 4. This parking lot will give you the closest access to “Touchdown Alley,” where the event is happening. We’ll have lots of volunteers in green shirts helping you find your way.

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To see more pictures from Light Up the Dark 2015, visit our Facebook page. 

Frequently Asked Questions

For more about the run, check out our frequently-asked questions!


Thanks to our Sponsors

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Interested in fighting human trafficking in Waco by sponsoring this year’s 5K? Email