[JAMES ISLAND] – Runners
and walkers of all experience levels are invited to traverse through hundreds
of spectacular light displays that fascinate thousands every holiday season.
This year’s Holiday Festival of Lights
Fun Run and Walk takes place on Nov. 7 and 8 at James Island County Park.
This unique event offers
participants an extraordinary opportunity to see the lights on foot before the
festival opens to the general public and vehicular traffic. This two-mile,
non-competitive run/walk is offered on two evenings before the festival’s
opening – Wednesday, Nov. 7 and
Thursday, Nov. 8. Registration is now open at CharlestonCountyParks.com.
the Holiday Festival of Lights is normally seen from a vehicle, so the Fun Run
and Walk offers a leisurely opportunity to explore the displays up close. Participants
will get a preview of the festival’s 700+ illuminated displays during the
run/walk. Then, families can enjoy all of the very merry amenities that the
festival offers, including gift shops, marshmallow roasting, train and carousel
rides, and much more.
Advance registration is required for the Fun
Run and Walk. Interested participants are encouraged to
register now before it sells out. Register
by phone at 843-795-4386 or online at CharlestonCountyParks.com by 3 p.m.
on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Race fees are $12. Rates increase to $15 per person after
Nov. 7. Move It Pass holders receive 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
on short, non-retractable leashes are welcome. Retractable leashes, bicycles,
skateboards, rollerblades and scooters are not permitted.
participants must be pre-registered and have an admission ticket 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.;
therefore, participants are encouraged to arrive early. Flashlights are
recommended for optimal visibility. The park will reopen to traffic at
approximately 8:30 p.m.
more information on the Fun Run and Walk, call (843) 795-4386 or visit
CharlestonCountyParks.com. The Holiday
Festival of Lights opens to the general public on Nov. 9 and will be open
nightly through Jan. 1, 2019, at James Island County Park.
Holiday Festival of Lights and the Fun Run and Walk are presented by The Boeing
Company, Chick-fil-A and your Charleston County Parks. For more information on
the festival, visit HolidayFestivalofLights.com.