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.
"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.