Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some common questions you may have.
Are there refunds?
Unfortunately, we DO NOT issue refunds. The logistics of setting up and planning the
event make it impossible. The location and date are subjected to change, however we
will make every effort to maintain it. Some locations may be cancelled due to city
regulations. Just make sure you are good to go before signing up! If for some reason you
can’t make it on the race day, at least collect your SkechersBlacklight Run™ gear, and
say hi to us!
Is Blacklight Run™ Timed?
The Skechers Blacklight Run™ 5k is not a timed event. Runners tend to take their sweet time, to ensure they get every morsel of the UV Glow Powder on themselves, and we realized no one really cares about their speed. We suggest self-timing for anyone desiring a finish time.
Do I need to be a good runner to do this?
Nope. There are plenty of more serious 5ks out there to test your speed and performance. Skechers Blacklight Run™ is all about a Glow crazy night with friends and family. You can run or walk, however you would like!
Do I have to wear the shirt provided?
No you do not! You can wear whatever shirt you like to the event. Just know that it might be covered in powder by the end of the run!
When and Where Can I Get My Packet?
Packet pickup is scheduled on October 22-23, 2016 at Velocity Mall atrium from 1100-1800hrs.
Can I get a friend's packet?
Sure you can! They will need to give you a signed copy of the Letter of Authorisation, and a copy of their ID. Also if the person you are picking up for is a minor you will need to have the Letter of Authorisation signed by a parent/guardian and have a copy of their parent/guardian’s ID.
What comes with a standard entry?
Runners will receive a Skechers Blacklight Run Commemorative Race Shirt, an exclusive
Skechers Draw String Bag, Race Bib with Number, and admission to
the best after party with a GLOW THROW every 15 minutes.
What's the difference between standard and vip?
Your VIP packet will include everything in the standard entry with a Skechers Blacklight Run VIP shirt instead of the standard white shirt. You will also get a VIP Glow Merchandise Pack worth $50 that includes a pair of shutter shades, two LED Jelly Rings and many more. VIP access to VIP start chute, a glow powder pack at registration AND a glow powder pack at the finish line for our world famous after party!
Is there a charge for parking?
Yes there is a charge for parking at Sentosa Beach station carpark. You can park at the nearby public carpark. Standard charges apply.
Are pets allowed at the event?
No pets are allowed at any of the races.
Are spectators allowed to the after party?
No spectators allowed to the after party as we need all everyone to be registered! They are not coming out of Skechers Blacklight Run™ after party clean!
Do the “Skechers Blacklight Zones” affect runner vision? Or breathing?
The Skechers Blacklight RunTM zones are basically food grade powder and are 100% natural and SAFE. As with any substance, you want to keep it out of your eyes . Some “Skechers Blacklight Runners” opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths.
In summary: We work pretty hard to make it so our precious “Skechers Blacklight Runners” get as much or as little Glow on them as they like.
Do you have “cleaning stations” at the finish after party?
With a good dusting off, you aren’t 100% clean, but you are totally good for the drive home. It is actually pretty fun to see people still colored up around town after Blacklight Run™ events. If you wish to preserve your t-shirt, just spray your shirt with white vinegar and iron for a long lasting memory.
How does the color affect the inside of cars?
Most people bring some towels for the insides of their cars, just in case. It’s like driving home from the swimming pool in your wet swimsuits.
Are cameras and phones safe to have in the Blacklight Zones?
How can I edit my registration?
How can I edit my shirt size?
No. You can drop us an email at email@example.com for any change request.
How can I pre-order accessories after I have already registered?
No you cannot and you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any merchandize purchases. Additional purchases can be made at the race expo or event day.
How can I claim my registration?
You will receive an email confirmation for your successful registration.
How can I transfer my registration?
You can email your request to email@example.com and an administrative charge of $15 is applicable.
Is there an age requirement?
All ages are welcome!! This is a great family event with lots of fun, glow powder, music and memories. If they can run or walk the 3 miles of the course, they can absolutely participate! You may also bring a stroller for the little ones Children 5 and under can run with an adult FREE of charge and do not need to register. As soon as they turn 6 years of age, they will need to register and have a race bib! If the race recipient is under the age of 18 a parent guardian must sign a waiver on their behalf and be chaperoned with an adult over the age of 18.
Are strollers or wagons allowed?
Do kids under the age of 6 need to register if they are free?
Our participants’ safety is the most important thing and if any of the threatening weather conditions listed below are present the day of the event, the event may be delayed or canceled.
Threatening Weather Conditions
Conditions Skechers Blacklight Run will be canceled or delayed if any of the following weather conditions exist: Haze Warning, Thunderstorm Storm, “Heavy” Rain, other major weather condition.
Start of the Race / Cancellation of the Event
Authority to Cancel the Event
The Race Director, in accordance with the city and the local law enforcement, has the authority to cancel the event. If threatening weather conditions force cancellation of the event, no refunds can be provided, since funds were already spent in preparation for race day.
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