FAQ

Where can I pick up my packet?

You can pick up your packet on Friday, November 15th from 12pm – 8pm at Road Runner Sports in Falls Church.

Road Runner Sports
Falls Plaza Shopping Center
1120 West Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 237-3636

We will also have a last minute packet-pick up on race day starting at 4 pm at RFK Stadium.  We always recommend picking up your packet ahead of time to avoid lines.

What do I get with my ticket?

Entrance to the 5K Dance Party, glow swag, t-shirt, and an unforgettable night.

What should I wear & bring?
Wear all black and your best glow attire. We’ll have extra glow apparel for sale at packet pick-up before the event. You’ll need cash for drinks and food inside the Armory.  There is NO gear check at this event so make sure to only bring what you can carry.

Can I bring my children or a pet?
Unfortunately, this event 18+ and not open to pets.   

Where is the race & what time does it start?
The race begins at 7:30pm on November 16th at RFK Stadium, followed by a dance party.

Is the run timed?
Nope–this is a 5K Dance Party. Everyone’s invited including seasoned runners, first-time runners, dancers, and walkers. This 5K Dance Party is all about the fun. Runners who want to keep their time are encouraged to bring a watch.

What’s the event schedule?
The race begins at 7:30pm on November 16th at RFK Stadium. We’ll release 500 runners approximately every 5 minutes to ensure the course is not too crowded.

What’s the weather plan?
The 5K Dance Party will take place rain or shine. Your safety is our primary concern so we will continue to monitor weather conditions. Should severe conditions arise, we will alert you of any change in plans.

Can I have someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes, but they must have a copy of your LivingSocial voucher.

Can spectators come?
The race and after party are closed to non-ticketed patrons.  We also have after-party only tickets available which people who are not interested in running can purchase.  The race finishes in the after party so the after-party only purchasers will be waiting to give high-fives at the finish line!

Are walkers welcome?
Walkers are absolutely welcome at the 5K Dance Party.

Can I give or sell my number to another person?
Each voucher is good for one person only. If you’re unable to attend the event you may change the participant information via the Event Details page. Be sure the person replacing you has a copy of your LivingSocial voucher.

Will there be a gear check?
There will not be gear check available at this event. Please only bring items you need for the event, including your government issued photo ID. No storage will be provided so bring only what you can carry with you. The packet we are providing can be worn as a back pack to carry your necessary items during the race.

Directions & Parking
Please find direction & parking information here.  Parking is located in LOT 3 for $10.  We recommend taking the blue or orange line to Stadium Armory and walking across the street to RFK.  Please check the Metro website for delays.

Will there be food and drink available at the Dance Party?
Beer, soda, and a select catering menu will be available for purchase. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dietary restrictions.

Does this event benefit charity?
Yes! A portion of proceeds from this event will be used to donate solar lamps to school children in Somalia without electricity. As we illuminate our city, we’re also lighting up the night for those in need across the globe.

Participants with disabilities
Please notify event organizers if you are an athlete with a disability at help.livingsocial.com so that we can accommodate
your participation.

How does the extra solar lantern donation work?
For an extra $10, you can add on another solar lantern to be donated to children without electricity in Somalia, in addition to the 500 solar lanterns LivingSocial is donating on behalf of the 5K Dance Party. After a $1 transaction fee to process your payment, your contribution will go to Mercy Corps’ critical work to bring help and hope to people around the world.

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22 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. I am very interested in possibly getting a small group of people together for this. Where can I get more information on team rates and rules/regulations regarding that?

  2. Terrific question about how teams can participate — we’re happy to answer that for you! You can book a team of four when you click ‘buy now’ on the deal page. The price of four entries is $85 (includes both the race and after party). As a heads up, at the packet pick up, you’ll need to pick up all four race packets at once. What’s great is not all participants need to pick up their packets individually — just one person from your group can pick up packets for the entire team. If you have other questions, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or hit us up at help.livingsocial.com. Thanks so much!

  3. The price went from $29 to $49 dollars? On the LivingSocial site it said and still says that prices will increase on October 1… I am very confused. I’ve been planning on getting a team together, but the price increase now makes it a bit difficult, especially when it clearly stated that prices will increase in October, not September.

  4. I am having the same problem with the four pack, I have 4 racers but only able to register 1. Anyone have any updates?

  5. I have the same question as Christy above, I recently purchased a 4 pack but it only lets you enter in one participants name and one shirt size. When will I be able to give the other 3 names and shirt sizes? Thanks.

  6. As others have asked, I am wondering how/when we register our 3 other racers if we purchased the 4-pack. It is only letting me put in my information but none of the others on my team. I also notice that nobody has answered the above questions, and they were posted over a week ago. Please advise.

  7. Also asking the same question that many have asked above. How do we register others on our team and put in their tshirt size.

  8. Still waiting on answers to the questions above. Attending the party on November 16 and very excited. But would like to pick up my packets for 2 groups of 4. How can I do that and when will we be allowed to do that. Thanks.

  9. Hey All! Great questions! We just updated the FAQ page with the packet pick up information. You can pick up your packets either at Road Runners Sports on the Friday before the run. Road Runners is located at Falls Plaza Shopping Center 1120 West Broad St. Falls Church, VA 22046. You can also pick up your packet on the day of the event beginning at 5 pm at the Armory outside of RFK stadium.

    In regards to your 4 packs, sorry for any confusion this may have caused! Your 4 packs are fully registered (although you may have only inserted one t-shirt size) and we have plenty of t-shirts for all. You MUST pick up ALL 4 packs at once but everyone does not have to be present to do so. That means just one member from the team can pick them up or all four of you. Whatever works best for you!

    Hope this helps! Looking forward to seeing you there!

  10. Hi Lindsey,
    Unfortunately this event is 18+ and we cannot admit minors even with parental guidance. Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause but we do hope to see you tonight!

  11. For everyone interested in spectator and after party tickets, unfortunately this event is all inclusive – the package of fun run and after party can only be sold as one ticket. Spectators are welcome to watch the start in Lot 7 and the finish in Lot 5 but only customers with race bibs are permitted into the armory for the after party. You can purchase a ticket to the event even if you are not running and receive a bib to enjoy the festivities in the after party. You can also give the run a try! We welcome walkers, dancers, skippers, and joggers!

    Hope this helps! The best way to find fast answers to your questions is through our facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/5kdanceparty

  12. Is the pick today at 4pm or 5pm. Also, if I have a copy of a persons voucher on my phone can I pick there package.

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