RSC 5K Challenge Run

Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered and attended our first Ready. Set. Glow! See you in 2015!

Friday, May 16
Renaud Spirit Center

Race begins at 7 p.m. • Movie starts at 8 p.m.

Come and join us for a night of family fun! We will kick off the evening with our first, ever, nighttime 5K obstacle course, lit by the light of the moon and glow sticks. The obstacles will be fun and challenging. Some will require athletic ability and others will require you to use your noggin. Participants who successfully master each obstacle will be given a glow item at that station. Participants who surmount all the obstacles and have the bracelets to prove it will receive a prize at the finish line.

Sorry, the 5K Challenge Run is SOLD OUT! You're still invited to the free outdoor movie and food trucks, though.

If an obstacle seems too difficult, you can choose to go around, but you will not receive a glow bracelet at that station and you will be disqualified from receiving the special prize at the finish line. 

If this type of race isn’t for you, don’t worry! The evening includes live entertainment, refreshments and a free outdoor movie. Foods trucks will also be on-hand selling a variety of food. Registration for the 5K is required, but admission is free for the entertainment and movie. For more information, please watch this page or call the Renaud Spirit Center at 636-474-2732.

Activities after the 5K Challenge Run

  • Free Outdoor Movie (starts at 8 p.m.):  Despicable Me 2
  • Food trucks:  Zia's, Kona Ice, Yo! Salsa
  • Bubble Bus – Bubbles, lots and lots of bubbles!
  • A balloon twister
  • Face painting
  • 10% off new RSC memberships all weekend

Information about the 5K Challenge Run

How do I get to the Renaud Spirit Center?

Directions from I-70: Take Exit 217 at Highways K and M (Main Street). Turn south on Highway K. Drive about 4 miles to Waterford Crossing Drive. Turn right on Waterford Crossing Drive, then left on Tri Sports Drive. Take the first right at Tri Sports Circle to get to the Renaud Spirit Center.

Directions from I-64/Highway 40: Take the Highway K exit north. Drive north on Highway K for about 2 miles to Waterford Crossing Drive. Turn left on Waterford Crossing Drive, then left on Tri Sports Drive. Take the first right at Tri Sports Circle to get to the Renaud Spirit Center.

When is packet pick-up?

Packet pick-up is from 9:00A – 9:00P on Thursday, May 15, and 9:00A – 1:00P on Friday, May 16, at the Renaud Spirit Center. To pick up their packet, participants must present an ID and sign a participation waiver. Participants under 18, must have a parent pick up their packet and sign the waiver form.

How long will the course stay open?

Participants must be finished by 8:30P. Course marshalls will leave the course at that time.

How many water stations will be on the course?

There is one water station halfway through the course, and another at the finish line.

How can I volunteer at the Ready.Set.Glow! 5K Challenge Run?

For volunteer opportunities at the Ready.Set.Glow! 5K Challenge Run, contact Volunteer Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Where do I park?

Parking is available in the Renaud Spirit Center parking lot (before 6 p.m.) and at Fort Zumwalt West Middle School.

How can my company sponsor the event?

For sponsorship opportunities at the Ready.Set.Glow! 5K Challenge Run, contact Ty Joyce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Is Ready.Set.Glow! 5K Challenge Run a "timed" race?

No, Ready.Set.Glow! 5K Challenge Run is not a timed event. The main objective of the Run is to collect a glow bracelet at each of the fun, challenging obstacles. You're encouraged to use your own device for timing, if you choose to.

Will there be a pre-race meeting to discuss the course?

Yes, the pre-race meeting will take place near the RSC front entrance around 6:15P.

Can a friend pick up my race packet?

No, only the participant will be allowed to pick their packet.

What will happen if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather?

In the event of inclement weather and the Ready.Set.Glow! 5K Challenge Run is cancelled, no refunds, make-ups, or credit will be given.

When will the awards ceremony take place?

There is no awards ceremony since this isn’t an official timed race.  There will be a table at the finish line for participants to collect their prizes.

When do I collect my prize?

After the finish line, at your leisure, you may turn in the glow items you collected for a prize.

Will I get wet and muddy?

If it rains, yes.

How do I carry my glow items while navigating the course?

Bring something like a pouch, fanny pack, or plastic bag, if you don’t want to use a sock!

What are the obstacles?

There will be a variety of obstacles from crawling under things to jumping over others, as well as obstacles that require you to use brain power.

Will food and beverages be available?

Yes, there will be post-event refreshments for participants, as well as food trucks at an additional cost.