Light the Way 5K

A 5K Race through 4 Million Christmas Lights of Dollywood

Dollywood is proud to be hosting the 6th annual Light The Way 5K on Friday, November 10, 2017, 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. New for 2017, the 5K course will be a certified 5K distance.

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 - Keep Sevier Beautiful and Share it Forward.

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins is offering a 20 percent discount to runners who have registered to take part in the Light The Way 5K/Walk (must be staying a minimum of two nights).  Please mention that you are a participant when booking; call (866) 857-2123.

 Want to become an event sponsor?  For a list of benefits, see our Sponsor Package.

  We graciously thank our sponsors for making this event possible:


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