Even with the threat of rain, organizers have no plans to cancel Saturday's Midnight Express 5K race.
The Country's Barbecue-sponsored event, now in its 28th year, lets participants run through a candlelit path beginning at midnight. It's $25 to enter and proceeds benefit the visually impaired.
Some 2,000 participants are expected, plus an additional 2,500 to 3,000 spectators. Entertainment begins at 8 p.m. with musical acts like Classic Addict and Levi Rose.
Participants have completed the course amid rain in years past.
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"A little rain won't dampen our spirits," said Scott Ressmeyer, race director and a Country's partner.
The race starts at Country's Barbecue, 3137 Mercury Drive. Registration packets will be available on race day from 6 p.m. until race time.