Race Details

In support of our ongoing committment to the health and wellness of the community and our employees and to show community support for our local heroes and their families by honoring the sacrifices that they have made and to bring attention and awareness to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) causes, symptoms, and available treatment options.

Saturday, August 11, 2018
7:00 PM: Check-in and Registration in Justus Park
8:45 PM: Walkers start
9:00 PM: Runners start

The Glowing With Hope 5K will take place in Oil City, PA

Registration will be in Justus Park

(1 Seneca Street, Oil City, PA 16301)
    Parking is available in....
  • Street Parking

Not familiar with the area? Check out the Course Route map link below for a visual of parking locations!

Course Route
Road Race
5K/3.1 mile race begins on Seneca Street, across Veterans Memorial Bridge, down Front Street to West First Street and then down to Mitchell Avenue and then returns along the same course.
Show me the map!

$20.00, pre-registration
$25.00, day of event

BONUS: The first 100 pre-registered racers will receive a pair of glow in the dark shoe laces!

Registration Details
Pre-Registration Deadline: July 27, 2018
All pre-registered participants are guaranteed to receive a reflective short sleeve event t-shirt and glow necklace.

All gray areas on the shirt will be reflective - ideal for the night runner!
2018 Shirt Design Preview Coming Soon!

*Remaining shirts will be distributed on a first come/first served basis on the day of the race.

Men's and Women's Overall

Men's and Women's by Age Group
    Competing Age Groups
  • 14 and under
  • 15 - 19
  • 20 - 24
  • 25 - 29
  • 30 - 34
  • 35 - 39
  • 40 - 44
  • 45 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • 60 - 64
  • 65+

Awards will be given to the male and female with the best overall times and top 3 finishers of each division.

Thank you to all of our past and present sponsors!

2018 Platinum Sponsors

2018 General Sponsors

King's Landscaping
Gardinier Funeral Home
Pulaski Club, Oil City
Morrison Funeral Home, Inc.

2017 Platinum Sponsors

2017 General Sponsors

Northpointe Automotive
The Eagles Club
Klapec Trucking Company
R.K. Virgile Scrap Metals
Bish Heating and Cooling
UPMC Northwest
Dr. Timothy S. Brooks, DPM
King's Landscaping
Roser's Premium Motor Cars
Klapec Auto Body
H&R Block
Morrison Funeral
World of Wheels
Gardinier Funeral Home
Rosen, Varsek & Rosen
Barr's Insurance
Albert "Chip" Abramovic
Grandview Estates

Special Thanks

Moonlight Packaging
Eat N' Park
Culligan of Oil City
Northwest Savings Bank
Bluegill Graphix

Quick Links

Register Online
Registration Form
Sponsor Form

Thank you to our sponsors!

Check out the list of Sponsors!

Want to become a sponsor?

Venango County is looking to partner with local businesses and corporate sponsors for the Venango County Glowing With Hope 5k, our annual 5k walk/run event meant to highlight community support and appreciation for the sacrifices made by our veterans and to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder.

As a sponsor you can be assured that your generous contribution will directly benefit local veterans and their families throughout the County of Venango. Take pride in knowing that you are supporting a worthy cause right here in our own community. This year the Glowing With Hope 5K will be supporting the V.E.T.S. Honor Guard that ensures that our fallen heroes receive appropriate burial rites and military honors.

If you would like be a sponsor for this event, please click the "Sponsor Form" button above for further instructions.

Sign-me up to participate!

We would love to have you participate in our event!

Not only will this be a great time whether you are taking the entire family out for a fun night or you are here to compete, you will also be supporting those that protect our freedom on a daily basis!

Signing up is as easy as clicking the "Register Online" or "Registration Form" button at the top of the Quick Links section of our site, filling out the registration form and then submitting it through one of the ways listed on the form itself.

We hope to see you there!

... and most importantly ...