Light the Way 5k

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November 11, 2022 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm EST

Light the Way 5K is back for another festive season! Dollywood's annual tradition will take runners and walkers through over 5 million sparkling lights.

Set for its 10th running this year, Light the Way lets participants experience and take in all the magic and glimmer of Dollywood at Christmas. Runners and walkers will start at the Dollywood's Front Area and take a trip through the park twice, giving them more time to delight in the colorful and splendid decorations.

Date and Time

Light the Way 5K runs on November 11, 2022. It begins at 11 PM.

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Light the Way 5 K's route will begin at the Front Gate area and goes through the park. Runners need to complete two laps, while walkers only need one.

Registration Details

The registration fee costs $45 until August 31, 2022, and $50 from September 1 through November 11, 2022. Race registration starts at Dollywood's Splash Country from 11 AM to 9 PM.

Online registration is highly recommended as the race will only accept 1,500 participants. Click here to register.

Covid-19 Information

Guests are not required to wear face masks throughout the theme park.

Dollywood Packages and Other Area Attractions

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Experience Light the Way 5K

Dollywood looks like a dream at Christmas. Enjoy the park's glittering decorations and display with a nighttime run! Light the Way 5K is an exclusive after-hours race that lets participants marvel at over 5 million holiday lights.

Familiar holiday tunes will also be played for that festive atmosphere. In addition, participants who will finish the race will receive medals.

Related Post: 10 Essential Tips for Visiting Dollywood with Kids

Register now and experience the annual tradition. Attending the event also means helping the Keep Sevier Beautiful and Share It Forward, as proceeds from the marathon will benefit these organizations.


November 11, 2022
11:00 pm - 11:30 pm EST
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Dollywood Festivals and Events
(800) 365-5996
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2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 United States
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