the honor run

The Honor Run is a 5k Evening Fun Run that honors special friends, family, partners, heroes and pets; we honor those who have passed as well as those who are living. You can even have your dog run with you! The time of the run is specific to each location and is posted with the registration form.

The word ‘honor’ means ‘esteem that is worthy of respect and admiration’. You can run the race and honor someone or you can honor someone and enjoy the fun. Luminaries will light and line the course and, at select races, hot air balloons will provide a glow.

You don’t have to be a runner to purchase a luminary and honor someone dear to you, nor are you limited to only one honoree. All those who register for the Honor Run will receive a t-shirt and one free luminary.

Buy a Luminary: Our luminaries are colored bags with 7 different colors to choose from, each with special meaning. Choose the color that best fits your honoree. (See colors below.) Each luminary will include the name of the honoree and will be placed along the course. Names may be read during the race. There are two types of luminaries.

Colored Luminaries: $8.00
Floating (where possible) Luminaries
: $10.00


This event is a family friendly run/walk and is a part of Family Fun Fest and The P.I.G. Race Series. On the day of the race, there are additional events and activities that you may also be interested in. Check out those events that may be available to you in your area.

The Honor Run will begin around dusk (specific times are posted in the online registration for each event) with the finish around a pond or lake where available. It is a celebration of life, praise for God’s gift of life’s relationships. Sometimes there will be music, other times there may be hot air balloon glows. We encourage you to bring your pet (must be on a leash at all times) to participate in the run/walk. Come and be a part of the evening activities.