The World’s First Running Music Festival Coming to Buffalo May 6th

It’s the world’s first running music festival… But if you’re looking to set your 5K personal record, this might not be the run for you!

Its coming to the outer harbor on May 6th!

The Night Nation Run is the World’s first Running Music Festival. A musical voyage filled with live music, lights, lasers, all set to the latest in Electronic Dance Music.  Run, walk, skip or dance your way through this electrifying adventure with music carrying you every step.  Your journey will take you through an illuminated racecourse to multiple on course DJ stages, finishing with an explosive main stage after party featuring top EDM DJ’s and special guest celebrity performers.

To date over 1 million people across the World have become a member of the Night Nation©! 

Celebrate Life. Celebrate friends and family. Celebrate Music. Run with the Night Nation!


  • Night Nation T-shirt
  • Race Bib
  • Glow Necklace
  • Free Giveaways
  • Admission into the Night Nation after party
  • The best night of your life!

Children 8 and under are FREE (T-shirt not included)

May 6th – Event Day

325 Fuhrmann Boulevard
Buffalo, NY 14203

5:00pm – Gates Open

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

7:00pm – Pre-Party Begins
First DJ comes on stage at 7:00pm. 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 8:00pm.

8:00pm – The First Wave Starts
The first wave starts at 8:00pm, 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!

Main Stage After Party
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 guns, and giveaways rain down on you! This all leads up to our surprise headliner DJ!

May 5th – Packet Pickup

325 Fuhrmann Boulevard
Buffalo, NY 14203

Time – 4:00 – 8:00pm
*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.

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