Light the Way 5K

A 5K Race through 4 Million Christmas Lights of Dollywood

Important Reminder - Friday Packet Pick Up Closes at 10 pm at Splash Country. There is NO packet pick up at Dollywood. Please plan accordingly.

Please note: runners may not push strollers and pets are not permitted. For small children, please use a carrier. 

Dollywood is proud to be hosting the 7th annual Light The Way 5K on Friday, November 15, 2019, at 11:19 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 2018, 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.

This year’s event will be held on Friday, November 15 at 11:19 p.m. – please note the new slightly later start time for the 20189 event.  This course is a CERTIFIED 5K distance decorated by Dollywood’s four million colorful Christmas lights.

Again this year, the 5K will be capped - at 2,019 runners/walkers - so DON’T WAIT!   Both runners and walkers are welcome to register for this year’s event at – it’s never too early to make your holiday plans now to run, prance or dance your way through Dollywood.  It all benefits two great charities - Share It Forward and Keep Sevier Beautiful.

 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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