Night Nation Run: A Party Disguised as a 5K

What do you get when you cross a 5K with a concert and a light show?3 Night Nation Run Canterbury Park Twin Cities 2017

The Night Nation Run, of course.

Billed as the world’s first running music festival, the Night Nation Run is coming to Canterbury Park on Saturday, Oct. 7.

The event/run/spectacle encourages a joyful atmosphere, replete with glowing accessories, a lighted course and music throughout. At Canterbury Park, there will be a main stage and three smaller stages throughout the course, where people are encouraged to jog, skip, walk or dance their way along.

Food trucks will be on hand, and beverages, including beer, will be available.

Event Details

4:30 p.m. – Gates open at Canterbury Park

6 p.m. – Pre-Party begins

7 p.m. – First wave of runners

It’s a fun run with both a pre- and a post-party. As they say on the event website, “If you’re looking to set your 5K personal record, this might not be the run for you!”

People can use the hashtag #NightNation to share photos and stories and videos on social media.

Among the other unique aspects of the Night Nation Run at Canterbury Park:

  • Selfie stations
  • Dancers
  • Interactive light shows
  • Party zones
  • Fog
  • Confetti guns

The official charity of the Night Nation Run is Stand Up To Cancer.

Find further details and ticketing information on the event website. Get $5 off tickets by using the code CANTERBURY. Children 8 and younger may attend for free.



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