Fireflies are sweeping the Nation…
FIREFLY RUN to Illuminate Rahway!
May 21, 2015
Mayor Samson D. Steinman and the City of Rahway are proud to announce New Jersey’s First Firefly Run, an illuminated 5K race, to take place at dusk in Downtown Rahway on May 21, 2015. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Valerie Fund. As we continue to promote in our local series of fun events this summer season, we breakdown all that is Firefly!
What is Firefly Run?
Firefly Run is the coolest, most eye dazzling, and illuminating 5K night race. Runners and walkers of all speeds and experience are welcomed. Decorate yourself like a Christmas tree or dress up in mesmerizing costumes and let your creativity flow. Enjoy the post-race after party with live entertainment, refreshments, and amazing visual effects! Come out and support us for a great cause that benefits local charities. Relax and enjoy the spectacular sight of an one-of-a-kind night-time race. It’s time to get your glow on and light up the night like fireflies!
Dress your very best to compete and win an awesome prize in our Costume Contest!
Besides an amazing night with lights, participants will receive the following high quality items:
– Premium t-shirt
– 2 Firefly Run 3M Reflective LED light bands
– Mystery gift!
– A sweet race bib
Post Race Celebration
Enjoy the music as you drown in mesmerizing lights. Lasers, lighted trees, glowing arches, and other lighting decorations will celebrate with you to dance the night away.
*The Firefly Run will begin at Rahway City Hall, 1 City Hall Plaza. Registration is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 PM with the Official Race starting at 7:30 PM. The registration fees vary based on how early you register (Prices range from $25 to $55). All registrants will receive a premium t-shirt, 2 Firefly Run 3M Reflective LED light bands, a race bib, and a mystery gift. A costume contest and post-race celebration will follow the race at 9 PM with music, lights, lasers, costume contest and dancing.*
The Firefly Run is one-of-a-kind night-time race open to runners and walkers of all speeds and experience. Costume contest participation is encouraged.
About Firefly Run:
Firefly Run is an eye-dazzling and illuminating 5K night race, not to mention the coolest! Runners and walkers of all speeds and experience are welcomed. Decorate yourself like a Christmas tree or Disney princess, or let your creativity flow; enjoy the post-race after-party with live entertainment, refreshments, and amazing visual effects! Come out and support us as we benefit local charities. Relax and enjoy this spectacular one-of-a-kind night-time race, because it’s time to get your glow on and light up the night like fireflies!
About The Valerie Fund:
The Valerie Fund is a not-for-profit organization established in 1976 in memory of nine-year-old Valerie Goldstein by her parents, Ed and Sue. The Valerie Fund’s mission is to provide support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. Families turn to The Valerie Fund because of the unique combination of medical care, counseling, and other services it provides. The Valerie Fund Children’s Centers comprise the largest network of healthcare facilities for children with cancer and blood disorders in New Jersey, and one of the largest in the nation.