Lights in the Parkway 5K

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 at 7:00pm

1680 Park Drive, Allentown
Allentown, PA 18101

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The Lights in the Parkway 5K is a fun-filled event and great way to kick-off the holiday season with the family.  This festive 5K takes place on the Wednesday evening prior to Thanksgiving at the Lehigh Parkway in Allentown.  Runners (and walkers) get the opportunity to preview the lights display up close and personal by foot.  After the race, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies as we cheer on the runners finishing up.

Registration for the Lights in the Parkway 5K includes a great view of the Lights in the Parkway holiday light display, a long-sleeved event t-shirt and hot chocolate and cookies after the race.  Shirts are guaranteed if registered by November 9th.  We will also be printing your name on your race bib if you register by October 31st – so don’t wait!

Parking for the event is at a premium, so we suggest that you plan on arriving early and carpooling as much as possible.   There is no parking within the Parkway.  All cars must enter the area off of Lehigh Street to Vultee.  We ask that you please keep moving and wait until one of our staff directs you to park.  This allows us to maximize the use of space and makes it easier for everyone.  All cars will park facing the same direction on both sides of the road and will exit through the recycling center.  There is a decent walk to get to the starting line, please plan accordingly.

The race is chip-timed by Titan Event Company.Ornaments will be given out to the top 50 finishers in 3 categories (men, women and kids 12 and under) —-Ornaments are given out based on gun time, the order in which the finishers cross.  We will be doing a wave start based on estimated finish times to help spread out the crowd  – All awards and official results will be based on gun time.


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