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Posted on: October 29, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run & Walk Nov. 7 & 8

[JAMES ISLAND] – One of the area’s most beloved family fun runs has been expanded to two nights! The popular Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run and Walk will be offered on Wednesday, Nov. 7 AND Thursday, Nov. 8. Join this two-mile non-competitive fun run and walk for a special sneak peek of the 23rd annual Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park.

Runners and walkers will be the first in Charleston to view more than 600 magical light displays. After reaching the finish line, participants are invited to enjoy the festival's amenities. Admission ticket (not receipt) is required for event entry, and must be purchased in advance. The Fun Run and Walk often sells out, so interested participants are encouraged to register today to guarantee their spot in one of the night’s events!

3 Ways to Register:

1. Register online at by Tuesday, Nov. 6

2. Register by phone at (843) 795-4386

3. Register in person at CCPRC Park & Program Services (861 Riverland Dr.) by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7

Fees: Race fees are $12 per person (ages 3 and up) per day. All participants must be pre-registered and have a ticket to enter the park. There will be no on-site ticket sales. Registration closes when space is full. Lost tickets will not be replaced.

The park will close to traffic at 6:30 p.m., so participants are encouraged to arrive early. The event begins at 6:45 p.m. The park will reopen to traffic at approximately 8:30 p.m. Socialized dogs are welcomed on short, non-retractable leashes. Retractable leashes, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, and scooters are not permitted.

For more information, call (843) 795-4386 or visit The Holiday Festival of Lights will open to the general public on Nov. 9 and remain open nightly through Dec. 31, 2012. For more information on the festival, visit

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