Night Nation Run

Night Nation Run

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Bag Policy

  • Small clutch purse or wallet no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" (about the size of a hand).
  • Clear bag that does not exceed 12" x12" x 9".


Cashless Venue

Koka Booth Amphitheatre is a cashless venue.  Cash is not accepted at the Box Office, Concessions, or at Guest Services.  For this event many outside vendors will accept cash and/or credit/debit cards.  ATMs will NOT be on-site.

Event Day Schedule

5:30 pm - GATES OPEN

If you attended pre-packet pickup you DO NOT need to check-in at the event.


First DJ comes on stage at 6:30 pm. If you’re coming to party, make sure to get there early and DANCE to get loose before the run! The pre-party will go on all the way up to the race starting at 8:00 pm.


The first wave starts at 8:00 pm , additional waves will go off every few minutes. Don’t miss out on the start line experience with live DJ’s, giveaways, and interactive light show!


You will find multiple party zones with live DJ’s, Dancers, Light-shows, Selfie-Stations, and Glow Gear giveaways! We encourage you to dance and party as long as you like. If you’re looking to set your 5K personal record, this might not be the run for you!


After you cross the finish line the real party begins! On the main stage multiple DJ’s will bring the house down. Dance the night away, as lights, fog, cryo, confetti, and giveaways rain down on you! This all leads up to our surprise headliner DJ!

Food & Beverage

Outside Food & Beverage are not allowed for this event.  You are allowed to bring one factory-sealed plastic bottle of water (1 per person). No glass/cans/flavored water. 

Our Concession stands will be open selling a variety of food and beverages. 

Last call is 10pm!

Important Information

  • We find a lot of LOST items during this event! Make sure you have all your personal items before leaving. 
  • KBA is a cashless venue. 
  • Packet pickup: 
    • AUGUST 25TH - 4:30-7:00pm
    • AUGUST 26TH STARTS at 5pm
  • The venue has a strict bag policy.  Please make sure to read over this policy before approaching the venue. 
  • LAST CALL is at 10pm.

Items Allowed

We pride ourselves on bringing a wide variety of events to Cary, NC!  What our guests are allowed to bring into each event varies from event to event.   Please review each event page before attending each event!

Guests can bring the following items to Concerts:

  • Small Clutch Purses no larger than 4.5" x 6.5"
  • 12" x12" x 9" Clear bags only
  • Factory-sealed plastic bottles of water (1 per person). 
    • No glass/cans/flavored water  
  • Empty reusable non-glass water bottle up to 1 Liter. 
    • Water Fill Stations located in the Cobblestone Courtyard
  • Lawn chairs:
    • No Footrest, Canopy, Lounge, Tri-Fold or Swinging Chairs.
    • Please remove chair from bag at security checkpoint. 
  • Rain Coats
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Ponchos
  • Small non-professional cameras with no flash

All small clutches & clear bags are subject to search.

Items Prohibited

Prohibited items MUST be returned to the guest's vehicle before entering.  

Please leave the following items at home: 

  • Balloons, Banners & Signs
  • Bikes/skateboards/Inline Skates
  • Blankets, Towels, Mats of any kind or Size
  • Brochures/Stickers/Handouts
  • Camel baks/Hydration packs
  • Carts/Wagons
  • Confetti/Glitter
  • Coolers
  • Drones
  • Fireworks/Sparklers of any kind
  • Food & Beverages
  • Go Pros, Audio or video recorders
  • Grills & Open Flames (inside or outside the venue)
  • Hula Hoops
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Laser Pointers
  • Pets of any kind (Unless it’s a Service Animal)
  • Professional cameras with detachable lenses
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Tablets of any kind
  • Tarps & Plastic sheeting
  • Tents/Staking
  • Umbrellas of any size
  • Wagons/Carts
  • Weapons of Any Kind (Include but not limited to knives, guns, tasers, chains, studded/spiked jewelry)

Packet Pickup Information

AUGUST 25TH  - 4:30 - 7PM

Koka Booth Amphitheatre 
8003 Regency Parkway
Cary, NC 27518

*Please make sure to bring a copy of your confirmation email, which includes your personalized barcode, this will expedite the packet pick-up process. If you aren’t sure where to find your confirmation email watch your email box, we’ll be re-sending confirmations 1 to 2 weeks before the event!

If you are planning on picking up packets for someone else or for other team members, you MUST bring a copy of their ID and a signed waiver form, which can be viewed and downloaded here.

Parking $15.00 PER CAR

GENERAL PARKING: General parking will cost $15.00 per car for this event. Credit/Debit only.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING: A limited number of accessible parking space are available on a first come first served basis with the proper hang tag or license plate.  Parking will cost $15 per car for this event. Credit/Debit only.

Any vehicles that leave the event and plans on returning will be charged $15.00 each time.

PICK UP & DROP OFF: If using a taxi, Uber etc please follow the signs & our Parking Staff to the pick up & drop off area.

Registration Includes

  • Night Nation T-shirt (Premium & VIP Registration)
  • Race Bib
  • Glow Necklace
  • Free Giveaways
  • Pre and Post Race Concerts
  • Admission into the Night Nation after party
  • The best night of your life!

Road & Gate Closures

The event will take place from 5:30pm-11:00pm and we’re expecting a large crowd. Traffic will be heavy at times & both east bound lanes of Regency Parkway from the 9000 lot near the Box Office to Ederlee will be closed from 6pm – 10pm  (see map below). In addition, the Greenway entrances & All Venue Gates will remain closed to the public August 25, 26, 27.  

We will have staff & signage to assist with re-directing traffic flow but if possible, you may want to avoid this area or use alternate routes on August 26th. 





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