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Packet pick up and late registration  November 16th

4 to 7 pm
Crooked hammock

You can also pick up your packet and late registration one hour ahead of fri, sat, and Sundays event 

Packet pick up and later registration is also available on sunday november 19 from 3:30 - 4:50 pm at the Bathhouse in Cape Henlopen State Park. 


5k run walk begins at 5pm november 19 at the Bathhouse parking lot in Cape Henlopen State Park.  

Please bring your license and or ID as we will be carding folks 21 and over for post race party

Race Week info:

All packet pick up is nov 16 from 4pm to 7pm at Crooked Hammock Brewery Lewes, De

post race party for the Nov 16 and 17 is at the Christmas Village at the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal.


For November 19 5k run walk
race day packet pick up is from 3;30pm - 5pm
Cape May Lewes Ferry Bathhouse Lot inside Cape Henlopen Park
Post event party and awards will be at the Christmas Village at the
Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal.


Nov 19 Dog Walk 5k 

6pm start
packet pick up is at 5pm
Dog Walk begins at 6pm
Cape Henlopen Park Bathhouse Lot
is where you park and start and finish

Winter WonderFEST's Grand Opening Weekend features three days of Dashing Through the Show fun for the whole family. November 19th's event features a COMPETITIVE 5K Run/Walk & Dog Walk  through Cape Henlopen State Park and our dazzling Light Spectacular. Enjoy this chance to get up close and personal with our larger then life displays, all while creating a brigther future for those in need in Sussex County! 

We're back bigger, brigther, and cooler this holiday season! Here's what is new and exciting for Dashing Through the Show this year:

  • Registration, Start, and Finish for November 19 will be at Cape Henlopen's Bathhouse Parking Lot for BOTH the timed 5K Run/Walk and the Dog Walk. Registration Opens at 3:30pm!
  • Unlike our Fun Walk on Nov 17 & 18, there will be no shuttle service from the Ferry Grounds into Cape Henlopen State Park! All participants must park at the Bathhouse Lot within Cape Henlopen for the 5K Run/Walk &  Dog Walk!
  • The 5k Run/Walk begins promptly at 5:00pm
  • The 5K Dog Walk begins at 6:00pm
  • The post-event party for both the 5K Run/Walk & the Dog Walk will be at the our Christmas Village at the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal! This includes the 5K Run/Walk Awards Ceremony! Free parking is provided at the Cape May Lewes Ferry! The Christmas Village will be open for you to enjoy! Free activities include a walk through Schellville, pictures with Santa, and live music. Our paid attractions include FIVE amusement rides, crafts at Santa's Workshop, the Visit Delaware Ice Rink, and plenty of Bites & Bevs! 
  • All participants will recieve a Swag Bag with a Winter WonderFEST long-sleeve T-Shirt & other great giveaways! Guests 21+ will enjoy two complimentary Bud Lights. All guests will enjoy free Hot Chocolate & Cookies inside the Light Spectacular & light refreshements at the Christmas Village!
  • The Light Spectacular will close at 8:00pm for all participants. The Christmas Village gates will remain open until 8:30 will all attractons closing at 9:00pm. 

But, wait! There's more! Check our our new fundraising prizes & ticket packages below! Last year, we raised over $100,000 to support 17 incredible Sussex County nonprofits. Whether you choose to raise money on social media - or register as a VIP guest, your extra effort will benefit those most in need in our community! 

Registration fees

Adult - 5K through our Light Spectacular Closed

Registration closed
  • Join a Team during registration!

    1. Closed
      Jun 26 – Sep 17
    2. $35.00
      Sep 17 – Nov 10
    3. $40.00
      Nov 11 – Nov 15

Child - 5K through our Light Spectacular Closed

Registration closed
  • Join a Team during registration!

    1. Closed
      Jun 26 – Sep 17
    2. $20.00
      Sep 17 – Nov 10
    3. $25.00
      Nov 11 – Nov 15

Fundraising Incentives


Share your efforts with friends and family & WIN!
- Every participant who raises $100 receives the ULTIMATE GLOW PACKET
- Every participant who raises $250 receives the ULITMATE GLOW PACKET & Winter WonderFEST Knit Hat
- Every participant who raises $500 receives the ULTIMATE GLOW PACKET, Winter WonderFEST Knit Hat, & Winter WonderFEST HOODIE! 

- Each Team which raises more than $1,000 from their combined participants are entered into the Top Teams Grand Prize Drawing

Event Schedule

  • November 16 4:00 PM EST - packet pick up at Crooked Hammock is from 4pm - 7pm

  • November 19 3:30 PM EST - Race Day Packet Pick Up

  • November 19 5:00 PM EST - 5K Run/Walk

  • November 19 5:00 PM EST - Dashing Party @ Winter Wonderfest's Christmas Village - Cape May Lewes Ferry Grounds - 43 Cape Hen

  • November 19 6:00 PM EST - Dog Walk Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Cape Henlopen State Park, Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE, United States

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