READY, SET, GLOW 5K is a family-friendly nighttime 5K! When the sun sets in Downtown Elmira on Saturday, July 20th CareFirst will LIGHT UP THE NIGHT to benefit local hospice programs and services in Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties.

    Each registration provides valuable funds that help families throughout the region who are coping with serious illness. But...joining the event is just one way that people can have an impact on the valuable care that CareFirst provides.

    Participants are encouraged to raise funds by CREATING A TEAM of friends, family members, and/or coworkers and using a provided personalized fundraising page. This will allow CareFirst to continue its important work; empowering and supporting families during one of the most difficult times of their lives. 

    Registration is $30 through July 1st! Click the button above to register. After July 1st, Registration jumps to $40 so sign-up today! 

    *Must register by July 2nd to guarantee an event shirt.

    All individuals willing to participate in the Ready, Set, Glow 5K must complete an online registration form and waiver. Family's will have the ability to register multiple children on one form.

    Your $30 non-refundable registration includes:

    • Entry to Ready, Set, Glow 5K and a Post-Party wristband
    • Race Bib
    • T-Shirt
    • Glow in the Dark Finisher Medal
    • Glow Swag Bag
    • Post-Party celebratory drink and snacks
    • A Valuable Donation to CareFirst Hospice
    • Access to Ready, Set, Glow 5K Photos

    Upon registering, participants will be directed to sign up as a fundraiser. Make a difference for families in the Southern Tier and support your local hospice programs and services! 

    Every fundraiser that raises more than $100 will be entered to win a special prize! There will also be awards given to the top fundraisers and top teams. CareFirst will provide templates, tips, and motivation as you work towards your fundraising goal.

    FUNdraising for the Ready, Set, Glow 5K is such a FUN way to have an impact on our community!

    Corporate Sponsorships are also available. Click on the button below for more information or to sponsor the race!


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    READY, SET, GLOW 5K participants are encouraged to join the Facebook Event and share their mobile numbers for text updates and exciting announcements! 

    While family-friendly, due to the time of day of the event, participants are encouraged to be 12+.

    For the safety of all participants, strollers, skateboards, wheelies, bikes, scooters, wagons, rollerblades and other wheel based apparatuses are not permitted at this event.

    Costumes, Glow Gear, and Shirts in memory of a loved one, are encouraged and will be celebrated! Glow gear will be available for sale at Wisner Park prior to the start of the 5K with proceeds benefiting local hospice programs. Bring cash or credit card to purchase; first-come first-served.

    We are looking for 100 volunteers to help us with the Ready, Set, Glow, 5K. If you don't want to run/walk the route, you can still help support CareFirst. Click the button below to sign-up to volunteer!


     Sign up to Volunteer

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