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Jackson Night Glow 5k Race and Walk

Registration for the Jackson Night Glow 5K Run is now open.

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It's not just a run, it's an experience!

Friday, June 25, 2021

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Set up time - Filling 9 luminaries out of 1200+


You can register on line by using the following link (Double check that you click on the 2021 registration link) **** Registration will close once we reach the cap or June 23rd. No day of race registration


Packet Pick-Up 

*New this Year*  Packet pick up will take place from 5:00pm - 8:00pm on Thursday June 24th  in the commons area of Jackson High School (7600 Fulton Drive NW

Massillon, Ohio 44646) 


5k Run/ Non Competitive Walk

19 and up  $30              

15 to 18      $25            

11 to 14       $20                                  

10 and under (5k only)  $15                                  

5k  Competitive Walk 

19 and up  $30              

15 to 18       $25             

11 to 14        $20                                 

10 and under (5k only) $15                    


Race Shirts: Night Glow shirts will only be guaranteed for those who preregister by midnight of June 19th 

2021 Jackson Township Night Glow 5K Run

                          The Race will be capped at 800-1000 runners this year              No Race Day Registration 

     Please keep up with our latest Covid Guidelines  stay updated here      


Fri June 25, 2021

Part of the Jackson Community Celebration

Race Time;

5k Race & 5k walk will start at 9:30pm (We will be using a staggered start this year)  

Race and walk will take place in the neighborhood around North and South Park


Sadly we will not have the Kids Fun Run this year; hope to back next year


It is not just a 5k race, it is an experience: What makes the original Night Glow 5k so unique -  it could be the 1,256 luminaries that light the course, the booming fireworks to start the race, the 300 foot arch way of lights, the rowdy spectators in the neighborhood streets cheering you on, the amazing race shirts, the glow necklaces each runner receives at registration, the fact that you finish inside the Jackson Park surrounded by the Jackson Festival, or maybe it is you and friends having a blast and making memories


5K Awards: Will be given to the top five overall male and female participants and the top four male and female finishers in the following age categories:12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over 


Race Walk Awards: You must walk the entire course  -Awards to the top three overall male & female participants & the top three male and female finishers in each age categories: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over  


EnMotive Photos

We will be using the EnMotive photo services at our event!  Which gives our participants free photos to download and share to social media from the result page on Race Day!


Starting Line: The start line for the 5k run and walk will be located on Fulton Road near the Jackson High School electronic sign. We will be staging runners in corrals and staggering the start times


Finish & Awards: The 5K run and walk will finish on community parkway near the main entrance to the Jackson Community Celebration. Awards will be given out near the finish area 


Timing System: please check the ohiochallengeseries website for results.  All participants will receive  a net time. All awards will be based on Net times. (we will be staggered the start this year so gun time will not be accurate, however your net time will be in the official results)


Parking: Please arrive plenty early as we are anticipating another record number of participants for the race and the festival. Parking for the race will be located on the west side of Jackson High School.  


Course: The 5k course is certified by the Road Running Technical Council of USA Track and Field. Course maps will be available 


Live Results: You can follow live results for the Night Glow Run at


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Night Glow Maps

Friday, June 25, 2021


Jackson Night Glow Volunteers are needed

Friday, June 25, 2021

It takes all hands on deck to support the the Jackson Night Glow 5k! Please share some of your time to help run (pun intended) this awesome event. Click to sign up.

Thank you for your support!

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Be a part of the Night Glow 5k

The Night Glow is a one-of-a-kind 5k walk/race in combination with the Jackson Festival.

Sponsorships are foundation of this race and help to provide financial assistance to Jackson High school Cross Country runners who need help attending the week long Camp Shaggy, provide scholarships for graduating senior runners and more!

There are several options for sponsorship from $50 - $500 (and up).

If you would like to support this event, please fill out the form and send to: Jackson Cross Country Parents

PO Box 35262

Canton, OH 44375.

Thank you!

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