Looking for a fun local 5K to run?! Check out Dollywood’s Light the Way 5K
Dollywood is proud to be hosting the 5th annual Light the Way 5K on Friday, November 11, 2016, at 11 p.m. Light the Way 5K participants are treated to a unique race course decorated by Dollywood’s four million Christmas lights, which will illuminate the path throughout the park.
Both runners and walkers are welcome at the Light The Way 5K – so make plans now to run, prance or dance your way through Dollywood to benefit two great charities .
The race will be chip timed and managed by Scenic City Multi-Sports, which also will be offering free photos to all participants to download, tweet and share on Facebook. Awards will be presented to the top three overall for male and female participants. The top three finalists in each age division receive hand-blown glass Christmas ornaments custom-made for the event by Dollywood’s master glassblower.
Pre-registration is encouraged for the Light the Way 5K as the race is limited to 2,500 participants. Early registration between Sept. 2 – Oct. 15 is $32; regular registration and race day fee is $35. Register online here. Race day registration takes place from 11 a.m. -9 p.m. at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort.
Proceeds from the event benefit Keep Sevier Beautiful (KSB) and the Share It Forward (SIF) program at Dollywood. KSB, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is a volunteer-based organization which focuses on waste reduction/recycling, litter prevention and beautifying public spaces through education and community based programs. KSB’s goal is to protect the natural beauty of the area that millions of visitors come to see each year. SIF is a non-profit charity established for the purpose of raising and using funds to assist The Dollywood Company employees and their families in times of need. The program is funded through employee donations which are matched dollar for dollar by The Dollywood Company and, up to specified limits, by the shareholders of Herschend Family Entertainment, the park’s operating partner.