Light of the Moon 5K

Join us on Thursday, September 26 for the 5th annual Light of the Moon 5K Run/Walk. The route will start at the Near East Fields in front of Dejope Residence Hall, take you along Lakeshore Path, and finish in front of Dejope.

Help us light up the night by wearing your brightest clothing or enter to win one of our costume contests (Best Group Costume, Brightest Outfit, and Badger Spirit). We’ll pass out glow sticks and other light-up wearables to help set the mood.

Prizes will be awarded to winners of the costume contests and to the top three male and female finishers. All participants are automatically entered to win our Living Well award.

If you want to be a Badger, just run along with us.



Mark Your Calendar

Thursday, September 26 at 7:30pm
Near East Fields 

Students Rec Well Members Non-Rec Well Members
Early-bird pricing (July 1 – September 10)  $10 $15 $25
Regular pricing (September 11 – 22) $15 $25 $35

Registration includes a commemorative t-shirt (size guaranteed for early-bird registrants only) and official timing by End Result Company.


If you would like to volunteer during the race, please email by Sunday, September 15.

Costume Contests

Enter one of our costume contest categories to win a prize. Judging will take place before the race on September 26. Winners will be announced after all participants have crossed the finish line.

Badger Spirit TBD
Brightest Outfit TBD
Group Costume (4 or more people) Pizza party from Ian’s Pizza

Race Day Information

  • Race start time is 7:30pm and race course closes at 9pm
  • Free parking is available in Lot 62 after 4:30pm
  • Starting line is on the Near East Fields, in front of Dejope Residence Hall
  • Participants are encouraged to wear bright neon inspired clothing for visibility, safety, and fun during the race
  • Official race timing provided by End Result Company
  • Bag Drop will be available during the race on Near East Fields, limited to one bag per person

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