Dick’s Sporting Goods Sponsors Neon Nights 5k


Dick’s Sporting Goods is the official apparel sponsor for MXLAN’s Neon Nights 5k run. The family-friendly run will take place on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 8:30pm and is the opening event of McAllen’s 5-day summer music and interactive arts festival, MXLAN.

The race starts at the McAllen Convention Center and takes runners through West Side Park where the vibrant 3.1-mile course continues through McAllen’s Nature Center amid the glow of neon pathways and vibrant trails.

“We are excited to name Dick’s Sporting Goods as the official apparel sponsor,” said Robert Lopez, Interim Vice President, Visit McAllen, “we are encouraging runners to dress the part and purchase their neon race apparel at the store.”

The nighttime neon run honors the runners of Mexico’s ancient highlands with a night of vibrant lights, DJ music and energy.  Early registration is $30 and includes a commemorative t-shirt, finisher’s medal, glow gear and post-race festivities. Runners are encouraged to register early, as the event is limited to 2,000 participants.

Packet pick up will take place at Dick’s Sporting Goods in McAllen on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 4pm to 8pm. 

MXLAN is McAllen’s interactive arts & music festival celebrating the past, present, and future of Mexico’s cultural influence on our world. The 5-day festival takes place July 24th – 28th, 2019 at the McAllen Convention Center.

The online registration deadline for the Neon Nights 5k run is Sunday, July 21st at midnight at MXLAN.com. On-site registration is 7pm – 8pm on Wednesday, July 24th at the Palm Lobby in the McAllen Convention Center.