November 22, 2023 - 6:00 PM
The night before Thanksgiving!
Ditch your normal turkey trot and start a new family tradition this year! We are pumped to announce the first ever Bright Lights 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run - a race through the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden's Holiday at the Garden lights display.
Race registration includes a custom bib, a one of a kind race shirt, a shot at a custom race medal, and free entry into the Holidays at the Garden lights display for a sneak peek party from 6pm-9pm before we open to the general public for the holiday season!
**Notice, hoodies are no longer available to purchase due to printing lead times. We will have a few extra for sale on race day**
Get your holiday run in the day BEFORE Thanksgiving so you can spend the whole day enjoying food and family and rubbing it in everyone's face that you got to see the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Holiday Lights before they did!
Race Day Schedule:
- 4:00pm - 5:30pm - Packet Pickup in the Grand Hall
- 5:45pm - Entry Gates to the Garden Close
- 6:00pm - 5K
- 6:20ish pm - Garden Gates Reopen (once all runners are safely off the entry road)
- 6:45pm - 1 Mile Fun Run
- 7:00pm - 9:00pm - Holiday Lights Sneak Peek After Party
*Children 2 and under are free. All others wishing to get into the Holiday Lights sneak peek after party must register for the 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run.
*This is a multi-surface race and will take place on paved roads, grass fields, natural trails and garden pathways.
*Bright Lights 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is not a "stroller friendly" course but is doable with a running or hiking stroller (you're definitely not setting a stroller PR for sure).
- Event contact
- Eric Smallwood
- Online registration closed
Early Bird RegistrationSep 1 – Sep 30
Regular RegistrationOct 1 – Nov 12
Last Chance PricingNov 13 – Nov 22