[JAMES ISLAND] – Runners and walkers of all experience levels are invited to come see the magic of the Holiday Festival of Lights up close! Held on Nov. 8 and 9, the festival’s Fun Run and Walk is the best way to get a sneak peek of this year’s event at James Island County Park.
This two-mile, non-competitive event is offered on two nights before the festival’s opening – Wednesday, Nov. 8 and Thursday, Nov. 9 – and is now open for registration at HolidayFestivalofLights.com.
Much of the Holiday Festival of Lights is normally seen from a vehicle, so the Fun Run and Walk is a unique way to see the entire light show up close. Attendees will get a preview of the festival’s 700+ illuminated displays and amenities, including gift shops, marshmallow roasting, train and carousel rides, and much more.
Advance registration is required for the Fun Run and Walk, and interested participants are encouraged to register now before it sells out. Register by phone at 843-795-4386 or online at CharlestonCountyParks.com/FunRun by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Race fees are $12. Rates increase to $15 per person after Nov. 7 (ages 3 and up). Move It Pass holders get a discounted rate of $10 per ticket. Ages 2 and under are free, but will still need a ticket to gain entry into the park. This is a wheelchair and stroller-friendly course. Socialized dogs are welcomed on short, non-retractable leashes. Retractable leashes, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades and scooters are not permitted.
All participants must be pre-registered and have an admission ticket (not receipt) to enter the park. There will be no on-site ticket sales. James Island County Park will close to traffic at 6:30 p.m., so participants are encouraged to arrive early. The park will reopen to traffic at approximately 8:30 p.m.
The Holiday Festival of Lights opens to the general public on Nov. 10 and will be open nightly through Jan. 1, 2018.
The Holiday Festival of Lights and the Fun Run are presented by The Boeing Company and your Charleston County Parks. For more information, visit HolidayFestivalofLights.com or the link below.