Event information for the 2021

"Light the Darkness" Glow Run coming soon!

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"Light the Darkness" Glow Run
Saturday September 21st, 2019
Race Start 7:15PM (5K followed by 1Mi)
Saint Ferdinand Park
25 St Ferdinand Park Dr Florissant, MO 63031
In 2018, over 400 people joined us for this fun family event. Join us in 2019 at Saint Ferdinand Park as we "Light the Darkness" for suicide prevention awareness. Choose between a 5K and 1 Mile course that can be enjoyed by runners and walkers of all ages! All participants will receive a custom glow in the dark event t-shirt and a few free glow items to get them started. All finishers will also be given a one of a kind glow in the dark finishers medal as they cross the finish line. Additional Glow items will be for sale, and we encourage participants to get creative and have fun with this exciting theme. Registration can be done online by clicking the link below, or
visiting the JFK or James J. Eagan Community Centers and completing a registration form. Fees are $25 until September 1st, 2019 and $30 September 2nd, 2019 through race day. T-shirt sizes can only be guaranteed to those who register  by September 1st, 2019. Call 314-921-4250 or
314-921-4466 for more information!

Packet Pick up will take place at the JFK Community Center located at 315 Howdershell Rd Florissant, MO 63031 on Wednesday September 18th from 5P-9P and Thursday September 19th from 9A-9P. Day of packet pick up will take place at Saint Ferdinand Park at Pavilion 4 (back of the park by sand volleyball courts) from 5:00P-7:00P. 

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5K Map

1 mile map

Family Fun Fair
Come out early and enjoy our free Family Fun Fair. The Fun Fair is open to everyone regardless of participation in the Glow Run. This includes raffles, 50/50, glow item sales, exhibitors, inflatables and more! Food vendors will also be present and will be donating a percentage of their sales back to the organizations. Some activities will be free and some will carry a small fee. Activities start at 5:00PM by pavilion 4. 
Raffle & 50/50
Each year, several great items provided by local business and organizations are up for raffle at the event. Stop by and check out what we have to offer and enter to win your favorite basket. Items will be updated as they are received. If you are interested in donating any items, please contact  Beth Carr at bcarr@florissantmo.com or 314-921-4250. 
Sponsorships, Exhibitors, & Donations
This event would not be such a great success without the support of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers. See below for information on sponsoring this great event and what it can provide for your business and our community. Last year's event attracted an estimated 700 people. We expect even more this year.

Click here for sponsorship, donor, and exhibitor information.

Softball Tournament
The annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Softball Tournament takes place Saturday September 14th, 2019 with games beginning at 9:00A at Saint Ferdinand Park. Teams can begin registering at the JFK or James J. Eagan Centers beginning July 1st, 2019. Teams are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $125 per team with a 3 game guarantee. 

Thank you to our 2019 Suicide Prevention Fundraiser Sponsors!

Spotlight (Presenting) Sponsor


Start/Finish line including lighted trusses, fire and fog effects provided by:


Lighthouse Sponsors

                   SSM DePaul

Lamp Light Sponsors

Christian Hospital

Flashlight Sponsors

MMHF                 State Farm                 kerber

  Commercial Bank                gfdd                  get well

Lightbulb Sponsors

usbank           Commerce          goldkamp       

  nimmons                              mattinglys                          BUSKEN CONSTRUCTION CO

All of the money raised at the events above will be donated to the Eastern MO Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and CHADS Coalition for Mental Health to fund local outreach programs, research and more!