In a galaxy far away,

There is a 5K where runners and walkers wear unique and fun outfits

All to bring awareness to incurable illnesses.

It is a galaxy of glowing lights, light shows, music, food and smiles.

You are invited to visit this galaxy and encouraged to

let your individuality shine in one epic night.

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What is a GLOW Event?

Glow events are growing in popularity and taking 5K’s to a new level. Glow events take place at night and incorporate black lights, light shows, glow lights, music and a whole lot of fun while you run or walk. 

Our Mission

Our mission with Bloom 5K GLOW is to mirror that of our event, Bloom Festival, which is to bring awareness to incurable illnesses. There are many well-known illnesses that you are probably pretty familiar with but there are also some illnesses that you may not be aware of. We want to help in bringing awareness to as many of these illnesses as possible in hopes of helping with early detection and, most of all, the hope of finding a cure. Since Bloom 5K is apart of our Bloom family of events, this event is to also mirror Bloom Festival’s slogan of “Hearts Coming Together to Make Hope Bloom”. This is another way we can give back to the community while promoting health. Some of the profits from Bloom 5K will be donated to local organizations, or local chapters of national organizations, who are on the front lines of finding cures to illnesses that are currently incurable. Each year we select a new organization to donate to. Check back closer to the time of the event to find out which organization we will be donating to this year! If you have one close to your heart, please use our contact page to send us the name of the organization you support.  

What to Expect

Between the glowing effects while running or walking down the course, music, food and lots of laughs, its going to be a fun, healthy, night out. We encourage all attendees to come in bright colors and if it flashes or glows, bring it! What about costumes? Dress in your fun costumes and come join us! Don’t have anything? Don’t worry! Your 5K ticket packet includes GLOW materials and you can grab more at our online Store , during check out, at packet pickup*, or at the event*! Before the run we will have live music, speakers & other events; this is just the start of the fun. After the 5K we will be hosting FLAP, a Finish Line After Party with live DJ, awards, and celebration, while refueling with all the free fruit, veggies, humus flat bread you can eat. Free bottled water will be available as well. Alcoholic beverages may be purchased by those 21 years of age and older with voucher and valid ID. Please note: per venue policy, no outside food or beverages are permitted inside the venue. 

What Ages?

Forget bedtime, kids! BLOOM 5K GLOW Event is for all ages. We create a fun, safe environment for all ages to come and enjoy the lights, music and run or walk. Plus, children 6 and under can participate for free and do not need to be registered! However, they will not receive any GLOW supplies in your packet so don’t forget to purchase them some goodies. You can conveniently do this on our online Store , during check out, at packet pick up* or at the event*! Alcohol is served to those 21+ (ID Required) at the Finish Line After Party, but we ask that you drink responsibly. We want to keep the atmosphere fun and healthy.  Golden Events Entertainment, LLC has a no tolerance policy to illegal drugs and underage distribution at all events. We like to keep our events safe, fun and healthy for everyone.


Can I Volunteer?

YES! This event takes a large group of volunteers to make it come to life. When you deal with an event thats over 3 miles long, you can imagine the help we could use setting up, making it happen and breaking down. If you’re a runner or walker and are wanting to be able to run/walk the 5K, see the concerts, etc. then this isn’t the way to do it. Volunteers will be busy and will most likely not be able to attend most of the event while working. But the experience and reward of being apart of building this mammoth and watching it come to life with smiles and good vibes definitely makes it worth it. If you are interested in registering as a volunteer, scroll past the pricing table below until you see the Volunteer registration table! Because of the size of this event, volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

*Not all items that are available online during ticket sales period are guaranteed to be available to purchase at packet pickup or at event. Items purchase online during ticket sales are guaranteed in your packet(s).


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By participating in Bloom 5K run and walk you have the chance to win some great prizes!

5K Runners: First Place: Apple Watch and Plaque Second Place: $75.00 Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Card and Ribbon Third Place: $50.00 Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Card and Ribbon

5K Walkers: First Place: $75.00 Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Card and Plaque Second Place: $50.00 Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Card and Ribbon Third Place: $30.00 Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Card and Ribbon

Bloom 5K Glow

Event Schedule

5:00pm-8:00pm: Registration/Late Packet Pickup (For those who didn’t pick up their packets early only. $5 fee for late pickup)

5:00 PM: Gates Open for Concert

6:00 PM: Opening Concert

6:30 PM: Headlining Concert 

8:00 PM: Start Chute Opens

8:30 PM: Bloom 5K begins

After 5K: Finish Line After Party will include DJ and MC, Toast, Awards, food and drinks via vendors

(A more specific schedule for concerts will be posted at a later date with band names and actual start times)

*Schedule is subject to change

Packet Pickup Information

Packet pickup will be the Wednesday and Thursday the week before the event from 12:00pm-8:00pm. We are currently working out logistics, permits and other fun things before we can announce the location. Because of the location in mind, we will have two packet pickups in two different parts of the Tri-Cities to make it easier for you to be able to pick up your Bloom 5K GLOW Packets. When you purchase your ticket(s), be sure to look for two emails. The first will be a confirmation of your ticket purchase and attached will be your ticket(s). The second will be a confirmation to join the Bloom 5K Participant mailing list. This is the only way we will be contacting participants. If you did not receive this email, please check your spam folder. If it is not in your spam folder, Click Here  . After submitting, check your email once again to confirm your subscription. If you still do not receive a confirmation in your inbox or spam folder, Click Here If you are planning on picking up packets for someone else, or for your other team members, you MUST bring a signed copy of the Packet Pickup Release Form, which can be downloaded here: STS 2016 Packet Pickup Release Form. That way, we know you have permission to get your friends’ stuff! It’s great when everyone is on the same page, right? We think so too! See you there! For $5 convenience fee there will be packet pickup available on event day from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Don’t miss out on the experience standing in line! We encourage everyone to pick up their packet beforehand, as REALLY long lines have a tendency to form on-site when people don’t.

What’s in my packet?

Great question! Your packet will include 2 glow flexible bracelets per ticket, Bloom 5K Bib per ticket and an official limited edition 2016 Bloom 5K GLOW T-Shirt. Other/extra items are for sale at our online Store , during checkout, packet pickup and at event. Remember, children 6 and under get in free and do not require a ticket or need to be registered to participate. Because of this, they will not receive any of the material above in your packet. To ensure they are not left out of the GLOW experience and are apart of the show you can conveniently purchase some of these items for them at our online Store or during checkout. You can also purchase some items at packet pickup and at the event! While items and sizes are guaranteed for early bird registration, not all items and sizes are guaranteed at event.

Creating or joining a team is one of the best ways to enjoy a 5K! Theres nothing like getting together with a group of friends or teammates to come out and run or walk together while enjoying the show around you. First, you need to create or join a group. Click “Start Here” or “Join Team” on the price table above. You will be redirected to our friends at EventBrite! There you will choose to create or join a team. If you create a team, come up with a fun name or use your company name and add a password. Companies with 20+ participants will be given several advertisements around the event. To join the team, plug in the team name and password and you’re ready to go!

Packet pick-up locations will be announced after ticket sales open.


Bloom 5K GLOW Terms & Conditions

WAIVER: By purchasing tickets to Bloom 5K GLOW Event, presented by Golden Events Entertainment LLC, I, the purchaser or receiver of this ticket (and my parent or guardian if I am younger than 18 years of age), intending to be legally bound, do hereby forever release and waive any and all rights, claims, and actions for damages that we, our heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns may have, or that may hereafter accrue against any and all persons, organizations, and other entities associated with the event, including, but not limited to Golden Events Entertainment LLC, subsidiaries of Golden Events Entertainment LLC, sponsors, affiliates, volunteers, and individual race organizers, arising out of or in connection with my involvement before, during, or after the event. I verify that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate in this event and I assume the risks involved in this activity. I further attest that I will be mindful of traffic along the race course, and hold said sponsors and organizers blameless in any harm that may happen. I also give my permission for the free use of my name and/or pictures in telecasts, broadcasts, newspapers, posters, advertising, etc. I also acknowledge understanding that the charge to my card will show up as Golden Events Entertainment LLC. I acknowledge that the online event tickets, processing fees and charitable donations are non-refundable. I also acknowledge that any charitable donations will have 4.97% withheld from the donation to pay credit card and administrative costs. Golden Events Entertainment LLC or its subsidiaries shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages including, but not limited to, loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible loses. Golden Events Entertainment LLC does not guarantee the completeness or accuracy of any information contained in, or provided in conjunction with the website. Golden Events Entertainment LLC is not responsible for any omissions or inaccuracies, or for the results obtained from this information. Golden Events Entertainment LLC facilitates registration for various events, some of which allow participants under the age of thirteen (13). We require a submission of birth date for all registration entries. For children under the age of thirteen (13), parental or guardian consent is required. You agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Tennessee, USA, will apply to all matters relating to this Agreement and Waiver. You irrevocably consent that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Golden Events Entertainment LLC or its subsidiaries relating to this Agreement and Waiver resides in the courts of Tennessee, and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of Tennessee in conjunction with any such dispute including any claim involving Golden Events Entertainment LLC or its subsidiaries.

The Charity

A portion of the total profit from ticket sales from Bloom 5K GLOW will go to a local organization, or local chapter of a national organization, that is on the front lines of finding a cure for incurable illnesses. Each year we support a new organization that closely matches our mission. Check back to see who you will be helping this year by purchasing a ticket to Bloom 5K GLOW!

Another portion of the total profit from ticket sales will go to fund our event, Bloom Festival. Bloom Festival’s mission is to bring awareness to incurable illnesses. Isn’t there already an event doing that? While there are events to bring awareness to different illnesses, most are trying to bring awareness to one specific illness. While these events are great, we have a new idea to attract attendees that some of these events wouldn’t by offering other elements to the event. Bloom Festival wants to be a host for these organizations by creating a festival to attract many and allow these organizations to come and educate on their specific cause. We call this area, Hope Starts Here. This area is a part of all of our events, including Bloom 5K. This area is free to the public and doesn’t require a ticket to enter. This allowing even more visibility to the organizations attending the event to spread their cause.


Register or purchase your tickets now!

5K Registration Only Early Bird (Individual)

General Admission
$22.50/+tax & fees
  • Ticket includes: 5K Run/Walk (Chance to win awesome prizes!), Event Packet, T-Shirt, Finish Line After Party

  • Ticket Does Not Include: Concert(s)
  • *Taxes will be applied after you click “Register Now”
Coming Soon

Bloom 5K Concert(s) Only Early Bird

General Admission (Concert(s) Only)
$20.50/+tax & fees
  • Ticket includes: Concert(s)

  • Not Included: 5K Run/Walk (Chance to win awesome prizes!), Event GLOW Packet, T-Shirt, Finish Line After Party (Separate Ticket Required)
  • *Once you are at ticket purchasing page, choose “Individual”
  • **Taxes will be applied after you click “Purchase Now” This ticket type will not go off sale unless event is sold out
Coming Soon


What is a GLOW event?

A glow event incorporates backlights, UV lights and lighting effects to make a fun atmosphere. Be sure to wear items that GLOW under these lights so that you can be apart of the show! You can purchase other GLOW products at our online store. *Lights may have strobing effects.

What is Bloom 5K GLOW's mission?

Bloom 5K is an extension of our event, Bloom Festival. Therefore our mission for Bloom 5K mirrors that of Bloom Festival; to Bring Awareness to Incurable Illnesses.

How can I register?

You can register in any of the following ways once ticket sales open:

  1. Early Bird Registration Online* (This is the preferred method and Early Bird Registrations are discounted too! Click here to register now)
  2. Register at Packet Pickup (No discounts)
  3. Register at event (No discounts)

Those who register online will receive a discount and event packet with t-shirt per ticket. Late registration does not guarantee t-shirt, t-shirt size or packet items. Concert only tickets do not go off sale unless sold out, however, Early Bird Concert only tickets are discounted.

Is my registration discounted?

Yes! Early Bird Registration and Early Bird Concert only tickets are discounted. The earlier you register/purchase, the more of a discount will be applied. *Early Bird Registration to the 5K will guarantee a t-shirt. Registering at the event or during packet pickup will not guarantee a t-shirt or t-shirt size and some packet items.

Can I register late?

After Early Bird Registration for the 5K closes you can register late at Packet Pickup and at the event. However, by registering late you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt or t-shirt size and some packet items. Early Bird Registration to the 5K ends 4.27.2018. Concert tickets only do not go off sale unless concert sales out, however, Early Bird Concert Only tickets are discounted.

Is the 5K timed?

Bloom 5k GLOW is not timed, but instead provides a fun, family-friendly experience for participants of all ages and athletic abilities. However, for those who like to compete, you have a chance to win some awesome prizes! You may also time yourself or have a friend or family member time you.

What are the prizes?

We have some amazing prizes for those who cross the finish line first. There are two categories, runners and walkers. 1st Place in running will receive a custom Apple Watch. 1st Place in walking will receive a gift card from our friends at Dick’s Sporting Goods. More information on prizes can be found at the tabs near the top of this page.

Can a friend or family member pick up my packet for me?

Family or friends may pick up your packet at either of the packet pickup locations by downloading and completing the form below. You will not need to send your ticket(s) with your friend or family member.

Download: Bloom 5K GLOW Packet Pickup Release Form

Learn more about packet pickup by taking a look at the “Packet Pickup” tab located above the pricing tables above.

Are there any promotional codes available for discounts?

When registration opens, discount codes are occasionally provided on our Facebook page. Please like our Facebook page to keep updated on the latest details and available discounts. Click here to visit our Facebook page.

Are walkers welcome at Bloom 5K GLOW?

We gladly welcome walkers to Bloom 5K GLOW. As a courtesy, we ask that walkers remain toward the end of the starting line.

Are dogs allowed at Bloom 5K GLOW?

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed at Bloom 5K GLOW. We do make exceptions for service animals; we ask that participants who are bringing service animals contact our office in advance by emailing

Are strollers welcome at the 5K?

Strollers are definitely welcome at Bloom 5K GLOW! We want families to be together as they enjoy the night. We do ask that participants bringing strollers remain towards the end of the start line as a courtesy to other runners.

Can friends and family attend the Finish Line After Party?

Yes! Friends and family are welcome to join you at the Finish Line After Party. A $11 F.L.A.P. Pass is required for each non-participant wishing to attend the Finish Line After Party. Each pass is valid for one entry to F.L.A.P. only (Spectators may watch race for free in designated areas and do not need this pass). You may purchase pass online or at the event.

*Please note that no outside food or beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are allowed inside the designated event area. Trashcans and recycling bins will be at gates and outside food and drinks must be returned to vehicle or discarded before entering event. Alcoholic beverages may not leave event area per state law.

Is there an age limit for the 5K?

All ages are welcome to participate in the 5K. While all ages are welcome to attend concert(s), we ask that parents first look into bands coming to the event to make sure it is appropriate for your child. *Alcohol will be sold at the event to those individuals 21 years of age or older with proper valid ID. Please keep the event a happy and healthy environment for all ages by drinking responsibly. Limits may apply.

Will there be alcohol at the event?

Alcohol will be sold at the event to those individuals 21 years of age or older with proper valid ID. Please keep the event a happy and healthy environment for all ages by drinking responsibly. Limits may apply.

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