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Light the Way 5k at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge

Run Through Dollywood’s Four-Million Lights During Light the Way 5k

Area runners have an opportunity to start the holiday season on the right foot during the Nov. 14 Light the Way 5k at Dollywood.

The Light the Way 5k at Dollywood begins 11 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 inside Dollywood, where racers and spectators can enjoy the amazing atmosphere of the park at night. The race course takes participants on a jolly jog through more than four million dazzling lights and festive decorations which make up the park’s award-winning Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana.

While the decorations certainly attract well-deserved attention, runners also should focus on crossing the finish line first. The top three overall winners receive 2015 Dollywood season passes, while Dollywood’s master craftsmen have created unique hand-blown glass ornaments for the winners of each age division.

Every participant receives a long-sleeve t-shirt as well as a red light up nose to put them in the Christmas spirit! All proceeds from the Light the Way 5k benefit Share It Forward and Keep Sevier Beautiful.

“We are grateful to the entire team at Dollywood for enabling us to host such a spectacular event,” said Laura Howard, Executive Director of Keep Sevier Beautiful. “The proceeds we receive go back in to our education programs and community beautification projects.”

Registration is available online at Participants also may register beginning at 9 p.m. on the night of the event at Dollywood’s front gate. Walkers are welcome to take part in the Light the Way 5k.

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