Twilight Race

Altoona, PA, USA
31 Dec, 2024 (Tue)


2 mi, 5 km


2 mi

About the event

Yes, there will be day of registration 12/31/23 available from 2:30pm until race begins at the park.   


ONLINE Registration will close Friday 12/29/2023 @ 11:00 am. 


If you miss the online registration. You will be able to register at the Blair Regional YMCA, 12/29/23 until close at 7:30pm and Saturday 12/30/23        7am- 6pm. 


Finish the year in a healthy way!! Bid farewell to the old year with a walk or run through a dazzling display of holiday lights and animation. All courses run through the lights on the lake at Lakemont Park. This race is based on a loop and the amount of laps will be dependent upon your race. Runners are allowed to do the walk portion of the race for FREE to enjoy the lights if they wish. You do not need to register again just keep your bib tag on for the walk. Race participants will receive a pass for Lights on the Lake as well!

Start Times:

5k Run-4:00PM2 Mile Run-4:30PM2 Mile Walk-5:00PM

The first 700 registrants will be guaranteed a long sleeve t-shirt. Only all 7 participants will be eligible to receive the hooded sweatshirt. 

Racers must wear race number to show that you are a race participant. You will have a certain color bib pertaining to what race you are participating in.  If you want to change races, you may do so by calling the Blair Regional YMCA at 695-4467 before race day. NO CHANGES ON RACE DAY!  If you lose your bib or need a new one issued, for any reason, there will be a $5 fee assessed. For safety reasons, headsets of any kind and pets are not permitted.

NO race registration reimbursements. Remember, if you cannot make it to the event, your registration fee is going towards a good cause.      

5K & 2 Mile Run (Not a true 5k or 2 mile distance): 

Start Line is at the Main Entrance of Lakemont Park.  5K Run and 2 Mile Run will start together.
5K runners will do 3 LAPS and 2 Mile runners will do 2 LAPS and then return through the gate back to the Finish Line at the Main Entrance of Lakemont Park. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR LAPS
You must wear your race number to show that you are a race participant.  We will have colored bibs to show what race you will be participating in.  We will be looking at bib colors to make sure no one jumps in the race!
2 Mile Walk: 

You must walk as no running is allowed. If you want to run/walk PLEASE sign up for the 5K or 2 mile run
You must wear your race number to show that you are a race participant.
VERY IMPORTANT:  Please exit the park by 6:00PM.  Lights on the Lake begin their tours at 6:00PM.

Race packet pickup will be available at the Blair Regional YMCA on Friday, December 30 from 12pm-7:30pm at the Y, Saturday, December 31 7am-6pm at the Y & 2-5pm at the race.


Awards will be given out immediately following the race. We will be awarding medals for the following categories: 

5k Run- Top 3 overall finishers  

2m Run & 2m Walk- Overall top finishers 

Awards will also be given out to the top three male and female finishers in the 5k Run, 2m Run, and 2m Walk in the following age categories:

6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29,
30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,
60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over

Award winners are asked to remain for the Awards Ceremony as no awards will be mailed. 

We are looking for volunteers to help as road marshals along the race course. As a road marshal you will receive a race t-shirt and food after the race. Ask a friend, family member or co-worker to come along with you and enjoy all the excitement of helping out and cheering on the race participants!

If you are interested in volunteering for the race or have any questions, please contact Frank at 695-4467. We thank you in advance for your volunteered time!

Lakemont Park, 700 Park Avenue, Altoona, Pa 16601. Parking will be open in the lot Left of Lakemont Park or in the parking garage through Galactic Ice.

Races offered by this event

You have 26 weeks to prepare

5k Run

31 Dec, 2024 (Tue) - 16:00
5 km
On site

2 Mile Run

31 Dec, 2024 (Tue) - 17:00
2 mi
On site

2 Mile Walk

31 Dec, 2024 (Tue) - 17:00
2 mi
On site


No reviews yet.
Be the first to share your experience!
Write a review

Want global inspiration and exclusive offers?

Join thousands of others and subscribe to the Ahotu newsletter!
By subscribing, you agree to Ahotu's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Our partners

Partner logo
Partner logo
Partner logo

The price shown is converted as an approximate cost in your selected currency. Exchange rates may change while completing your purchase. Always check with your issuing bank for an exact exchange rate.

© Ahotu is a World's Sports Group owned service and brand. All rights reserved.

Version: 9.6.2