10/16/2015 11:47:44 AM
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. 11 and 12, 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 offered on two nights – Wednesday, Nov. 11 and Thursday, Nov. 12 – is open for registration.
Because much of the Holiday Festival of Lights is normally seen from a vehicle, the Fun Run and Walk is the way to go for seeing 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 so 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 by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov.11. Race fees are $12. Rates increase to $15 per person after Nov. 10 (ages 3 and up). Ages 2 and under are free, but will still need a ticket. This is a wheelchair and stroller-friendly course.
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. Registration closes when spaces are filled. Lost tickets will not be replaced.
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.
Socialized dogs are welcomed on short, non-retractable leashes. Retractable leashes, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades and scooters are not permitted.
For more information on the Fun Run, call (843) 795-4386 or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com. The Holiday Festival of Lights will open to the general public on Nov. 13 and remain open nightly through Jan. 3, 2016.
The Holiday Festival of Lights is introducing another fitness event this year, Starlight Yoga. Instructor Ji Hwang will lead the program on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration is required to take part in Starlight Yoga. For further details or to register, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.
The Holiday Festival of Lights and the Fun Run are presented by Boeing and your Charleston County Parks. For more information, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or download the CCPRC mobile app.