Overall Rating
Overall Rating (29 Reviews)
4.7
(29 Ratings) 🏆 (29 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.7
SCENERY
3.8
PRODUCTION
4.4
SWAG
4.4
Join us to be a part of Santa Clarita’s premier night run/walk at the annual Be The Light 5K in Valencia, California. Each year the greater Southern California community of runners and walkers come together to support youths in recovery through the A Light of Hope charity, to show them that … MORE
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    revolvingpaimp FIRST-TIMER '23

    This race was my first ever, and it proved to be such a great experience. People getting together behind a good cause set a nice positive vibe for the night, … MORE

    This race was my first ever, and it proved to be such a great experience. People getting together behind a good cause set a nice positive vibe for the night, and the course was very nicely set up, with a smooth paved course, refreshments halfway, and a fun lightup ending. 100% would run again!

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    mrlister REPEAT RUNNER '23

    Love this race. It is fun starting at dusk and running into the darkness... seeing the lighted arches ahead coming to the finish is super encouraging. Only suggestion.... a little … MORE

    Love this race. It is fun starting at dusk and running into the darkness… seeing the lighted arches ahead coming to the finish is super encouraging.
    Only suggestion…. a little something for sure group winners!

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    baezmom27 REPEAT RUNNER '23

    Fun race, lots of great lights at night, good course, nice loop, pretty easy, some uphill, then back downhill. New Global Adventures always puts on a top notch race. MORE

    Fun race, lots of great lights at night, good course, nice loop, pretty easy, some uphill, then back downhill. New Global Adventures always puts on a top notch race.

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    anthonydr090 FIRST-TIMER '23

    Any one can do this race !,nice course !!!nice medals!!!it was my very first race and I loved it so much since the beginning ,it was really fun to run … MORE

    Any one can do this race !,nice course !!!nice medals!!!it was my very first race and I loved it so much since the beginning ,it was really fun to run ,and the weather it was just perfect !

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    paulnunneri FIRST-TIMER '23

    This was a first time running at night and I enjoyed it a lot… Also, when I found out it was from addiction by was moved because I am 32 … MORE

    This was a first time running at night and I enjoyed it a lot… Also, when I found out it was from addiction by was moved because I am 32 years clean and sober.
    It was very moving when they started talking about the purpose of the fundraiser agenda. I appreciate all the effort it took to put this on.
    Looking forward to doing it again. Thank you.

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    kittenpaws FIRST-TIMER '23

    Go with a good attitude, and you will definitely enjoy this! Everyone was welcoming and kind. The swag was excellent. Some people ran with their dogs, which was so fun … MORE

    Go with a good attitude, and you will definitely enjoy this! Everyone was welcoming and kind. The swag was excellent. Some people ran with their dogs, which was so fun to see! All the dogs were friendly. The course itself is not difficult — two small inclines.

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    vickiechin61 FIRST-TIMER '23

    Fast loop course. Fun for the entire family. Great shirts and light up bracelets. Proceeds for a worthy cause. Beautiful trophies for top 3 overall in both races. Fun light … MORE

    Fast loop course. Fun for the entire family. Great shirts and light up bracelets. Proceeds for a worthy cause. Beautiful trophies for top 3 overall in both races. Fun light up medals. Well organized event that I will attend for many years.

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    saphire_treehugger REPEAT RUNNER '23

    Bring lights! Part of the course is rather dark if you don't have a good light. The course is nicely paved and only has one minor hill so its rather … MORE

    Bring lights! Part of the course is rather dark if you don’t have a good light. The course is nicely paved and only has one minor hill so its rather easy if you have children or just prefer a walking pace. There is a water station half way thru the race course. The 10k is the same as the 5k only ran twice. 10k race starts first followed by 5k runners a few minutes later. Parking is fairly easy to find as this is held at a park. Bathrooms are also readily accessible.

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    bbkins52185 REPEAT RUNNER '23

    This is a small, family friendly race that has an amazing vibe. The race is so smooth and the swag gets better every year. It’s a unique format and running … MORE

    This is a small, family friendly race that has an amazing vibe. The race is so smooth and the swag gets better every year. It’s a unique format and running through the light tunnels is amazing. Always have the best (FREE) photos too!

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    msmuffintop REPEAT RUNNER '23

    This is a well organized night time event where you are encouraged to wear lights, light up necklaces, wristbands, flashing lights and/or costumes! It's tons of fun to see what … MORE

    This is a well organized night time event where you are encouraged to wear lights, light up necklaces, wristbands, flashing lights and/or costumes! It’s tons of fun to see what people show up in, and all on pavement. Kilometer 4 is a long, steady uphill but the last .75 of a kilometer is thankfully down hill. This is also a fundraiser so plenty of people join in just to walk. A good first race for anyone new to running. The best swag!

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    revolvingpaimp FIRST-TIMER '23

    My first running race, first 5k and first 0k! Was super fun, the track was very nicely set up and paved. I would say great for beginners or if you … MORE

    My first running race, first 5k and first 0k! Was super fun, the track was very nicely set up and paved. I would say great for beginners or if you want to set a PR. And for a good cause. What’s not to love.

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    The "Be The Light 5k/10k" is a unique night time race benefiting a local charity that helps kids and teenagers battling addiction. The easy 3 mile course (or 6.2 if … MORE

    The “Be The Light 5k/10k” is a unique night time race benefiting a local charity that helps kids and teenagers battling addiction. The easy 3 mile course (or 6.2 if you do the 10k) is flat, and it’s so cool to see the participants running in the dark wearing lit up accessories.

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    msmuffintop REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Calling all 10k runners! If you tried this race in the past and decided 1) it was too hot or 2) you were sad you didn't get to run after … MORE

    Calling all 10k runners! If you tried this race in the past and decided 1) it was too hot or 2) you were sad you didn’t get to run after sunset – That’s All Changed! Please come back!

    I noticed this year there were only about 1/2 the # of 10k participants as in the past and I guess it might have been due to those problems, but this year we all started right around sunset 7pm or 7:05 and the swag of a light up hat or light up wrist band made the whole thing just as festive as could be!

    I had a hip injury and haven’t done 10k (in a row) since July4th, so I had the modest goal of finishing, even if it meant a walk/run for me. I did alright, in that I finished. I couldn’t help but notice my time didn’t really merit being soooo far back in the pack, and that’s when I noticed there were so fewer 10k participants. I think if we could get the 10k-ers back up to where it used to be it would be more fun for everyone because we’d continue to see lights all along the way. Either that, or maybe the 10k should start at 6:30 and the 5k at 76er ? I dunno, but anyway – –

    The course, is easy. If you’ve never done a race before, 5 or 10, Start Here. There’s quite a bit of downhill. Lots of aid stations, and because it’s a loop, (repeated for the 10k) you’re never more than 2.5k from the finish. Plus the whole course is paved. If you run before sunset the scenery is pretty, if you run after sunset it’s very beautiful to see the people running with lights.
    The course is dog friendly and baby stroller friendly.
    Plus you are supporting a great cause. Be The Light!

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    EthansDad FIRST-TIMER '22

    the atmosphere was great the volunteers awesome and the cause is worth it all. great for a first time 5k for my 11 year old. He is already asking when … MORE

    the atmosphere was great the volunteers awesome and the cause is worth it all. great for a first time 5k for my 11 year old. He is already asking when the next race is.

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    bbkins52185 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This is the 4th straight year I’ve run this race and I will most likely be back for a 5th! It’s small and well organized and I make new friends … MORE

    This is the 4th straight year I’ve run this race and I will most likely be back for a 5th! It’s small and well organized and I make new friends every year. The volunteers are kind and helpful, race crew seem calm and happy under what I’m sure is organized chaos. The course is simple but perfect (you can’t get lost, it’s clean/clear/safe, and plenty wide to pass). Everything about the swag is perfect! So creative and honestly it’s nice to have something other than another race shirt to add to the pile. They’ve had high quality awards each year I’ve done it which is greatly appreciated as someone who comes to compete. But even if you’re a walker or not interested in your finish time, I would highly recommend getting a group of friends together to do it for fun.

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    kelsimsroberts2 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    Excellent run with one slight uphill moment. Great to run in dark, started with a heart felt National Anthem. Race seems to grow annually. Looking forward to 2023. MORE

    Excellent run with one slight uphill moment. Great to run in dark, started with a heart felt National Anthem. Race seems to grow annually. Looking forward to 2023.

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    erikalong375 FIRST-TIMER '22

    Loved that there were participants of every level. Stroller and dog friendly, we had a great time. The trail was beautiful and easy to follow even in the dark. Great … MORE

    Loved that there were participants of every level. Stroller and dog friendly, we had a great time. The trail was beautiful and easy to follow even in the dark. Great organization

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    blutulip REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This race has a friendly and fun atmosphere. Check in was quick and easy at the race. I will do this race every year. My 11yr old son loves his … MORE

    This race has a friendly and fun atmosphere. Check in was quick and easy at the race. I will do this race every year. My 11yr old son loves his this! The medal and glowing hat is awesome too!

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    bbkins52185 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This is the 3rd time I’ve done the 10k and I will be back again next year. They changed the 10k to be at sunset this year which was nice … MORE

    This is the 3rd time I’ve done the 10k and I will be back again next year. They changed the 10k to be at sunset this year which was nice to avoid the heat. This also changed the direction of the start which was so so nice (avoids a steep uphill start). This race has such a nice small, local feel and everyone on the crew and volunteers are super friendly. It is a very family friendly race which is great in all ways except it can be hard to pass walkers/kids on the second loop of the 10k but it’s doable if you’re careful. Word of caution…if you plan on running fast please bring a light! I had one and was so glad; it would’ve been scary with footing because it is very very dark on the second loop. All in all I would highly recommend!

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    msmuffintop FIRST-TIMER '19

    The Friday before the actual race I received an email that the race time would be changed (earlier.) Due to this most of the 10k participants ran in the full … MORE

    The Friday before the actual race I received an email that the race time would be changed (earlier.) Due to this most of the 10k participants ran in the full glory of 92 degree heat, full bore sun – I was actually sick after this race and was stunned to see my time, I almost collapsed from heat exhaustion. . . I don’t mind a challenge, I’ve been doing Space Rock and Valencia Trail, but I felt this was a sneaky kind of bait and switch. The photos from the year before showed runners in after sunset conditions running with glowsticks etc. Apparently this was only for the 5k runners. If you sign up for 10k Beware!

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    NewGlobalAdventures Oct 02, 2019 at 7:53am

    Thank you for the feedback, we will review for possible better options for the 10K race next year and going forward, or possibly just do 5K as that really is… MORE

    Thank you for the feedback, we will review for possible better options for the 10K race next year and going forward, or possibly just do 5K as that really is the main event that everyone should experience. LESS

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    msmuffintop Oct 02, 2019 at 11:44am

    I wonder if it is possible for everyone to start at the same time? Since times are by chip, it seems like that would be the most fun.

    I wonder if it is possible for everyone to start at the same time? Since times are by chip, it seems like that would be the most fun.

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