Holiday in Lights 5K

in United States at Sharon Woods Park (11450 Lebanon Rd./Rt. 42)

The Holiday in Lights 5K online registration is now closed and sold out. Packet pick up for pre-registered participants will be: Thursday, November 16: 3pm to 8pm Friday, November 17: 11am to 6pm Fleet Feet Sports Cincinnati (Blue Ash location) 9525 Kenwood Road (Blue Ash, 45242) 513-793-8383 Packets may be picked up by family members and/or friends. Packet pick up will also be available immediately prior to the race, Saturday, November 19, beginning at 3:00 PM near the Sharon Centre. Questions? Call The Alleen Company at 513-769-0393. Results will be posted at immediately after the race.

  • 5K Run and/or Walk (includes recreational/fitness walkers)
    Individual Entry

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • 5K Run and/or Walk Family (includes recreation/fitness walkers)
    Register up to 6 participants in one transaction

    Online registration is closed for this category.

Event Information

Saturday, November 18th, 2017.

The race is a USATF sanctioned and certified 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk.
Due to parking space and accomodations on the course, the event will be limited to the first 1,800 participants registered.
Once the event has reached the cap, online registration will be closed.

Proceeds from the run/walk will benefit Great Parks of Hamilton County, The Sharonville Christmas Fund and Hands Against Hunger.

Due to space constraints, the field of participants will be limited to 1,800--so register early!

**Please--due to the nature of the course and the low light levels, no pets permitted in the event.


The 5k take place completely inside Sharon Woods Park and will include park roads and the Parcours trail.
The route will travel through the lights loop one time.


Limited parking will be available inside Sharon Woods near the Sharon Centre .
Free parking is also available at PARK 42, an office complex immediately across the street from the Rt. 42 entrance of Sharon Woods.
Please use the crosswalk that has been constructed.

For your safety, please DO NOT PARK near the Harbor (Kemper Rd. entrance).
This is a 1-mile walk to the start/finish and will be an unlit path in the dark after the race.

Post Race Activities

Plan to stay for food and fun inside a heated tent near the Sharon Centre and then visit Santaland, open until 10:00 PM.
Santaland will be open from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM following the race.
Only those wearing a race bib are permitted into the after-race food tent.


Awards will be presented to the Top (5) Overall Male and Female Runners.

Awards must be presented on on gun time, but chip time results will be available for all finishers.


All pre-registered participants will receive a sleigh-full of goodies (valued at over $40):

  • Long sleeve t-shirt
  • Commemorative 2017 Holiday in Lights 5K tree ornament
  • Santa sack filled with discount coupons from local merchants
  • One ticket to drive through the 2017 Holiday in Lights

    Note--amenities mentioned above may not be available by race day.

Late Registration

Late Registration (ONLY IF SPACE AVAILABLE) is available at Packet Pick Up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Please see info below.
Cost is $32 ($27 for kids 12 and under).

Registration on race day is $32 ($27 for kids 12 and under).
All amenities mentioned above may not be available on race day.
Race day registration (only if space available) begins at 3:00 PM
in the Sharon Woods Training Center. Credit cards only.

Please note that due to space constraints, the field of participants is limited to 1,800--please register early!

Packet Pick-Up

Thursday, November 16th: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday, November 17th: 1:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fleet Feet Sports Cincinnati
9525 Kenwood Road (Blue Ash, 45242)

Packet pick up will also be available immediately prior to the race:
Saturday, November 18th, from 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
at the Sharon Woods Training Center.

Costume Contents

Come dressed in holiday costume and stop by Fleet Feet's photo booth for costume judging.
Prizes will be awarded to the top winner in the following categories: Best Adult Male, Best Adult Female, Best Child Female, Best Child Male, Best Group.

For More Information

For event-related questions, please click on the Contact the Organizers button on the left-hand side of this page.

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