Back for its third year, the Light Up UCF Knight Run Charity 5K registration is now open.

From now until Sept. 20, a $27 early-bird registration fee includes a race bib, a race shirt, race packet and ice skating tickets to Light Up UCF, according to a release.

Afterward, normal registration will be available from Sept. 21 until race day but ticket prices will increase to $35 on race day, which will include a race shirt and one complimentary skating voucher.

According to the Light Up UCF Knight Run website, group discounts will be available for participants in groups of 10 or more.

Proceeds from the charity run will be donated toward Knight-Thon, UCF's dance marathon benefiting Greater Orlando Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and HOPE Helps, Inc.

The Knight Run Charity 5K will start on Nov. 21 at 6 p.m as one of the activities that are a part of Light Up UCF, a "50 Nights of Music, Lights and Ice" holiday event.

Participants can register at


Shanae Hardy is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Email her at

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