You see them all over town, and lets be real, you probably even get all of your friends together for a Tacky Light Tour. Year after year these famed houses decorate and illuminate neighborhoods, attracting visitors from all over. Now, we've turned this holiday tradition into an awesome new event for anyone and everyone!
This 6k course shows off Midlothian's best display of tacky lights - you just wait! You'll see dozens of homes with over-the-top tacky lights in the Walton Park neighborhood, including the famous Dawnridge Ct. Make sure to bring your smartphones because you'll be snapping tons of photos while you're out there... Even shameless selfies. Don't worry, we won't judge. So dust off your ugliest holiday sweater, find anything you can that lights up or glows, hang your stockings by the chimney with care, and get your milk and cookies ready because Santa is coming early this year!
|Through September 15||$35|
|September 16 - October 31||$40|
|November 1 - December 10||$45|
|Walk up registration, December 13 (if the event has not sold out)||$50|
Please note: This is a stroller-friendly event, and children in strollers do NOT have to register.
TEAM REBATES: The more, the merrier! Recruit your friends and register as a team to knock some dollars off your entry fee. Teams of 6-14 will receive a discount of $3/team member. Teams of 15 or more will receive a discount of $7/team member. For more information on Team Rebates, click here.
Entries are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be deferred to another year. Sorry y'all, but no dogs allowed.
Friday, December 12
|4:00-7:00 p.m||Packet Pick-Up (American Family Fitness Midlothian - 12900 Amfit Way / Midlothian, VA 23114)|
Saturday, December 13
|3:00-5:30 p.m.||Packet Pick-Up at Mines Park|
|6:00 p.m.||CarMax Tacky Light Run begins|
|6:30 p.m.||CarMax Tacky Light Run Post-Event Holiday Party begins|
|9:30 p.m.||CarMax Tacky Light Run Post-Event Holiday Party concludes|
Click here for a course map. The course will start and finish on Woolridge Road adjacent to Mines Park. You'll weave your way through the Walton Park neighborhood, where you will be dazzled with lights and sights from the North Pole and beyond. It is a 6k, but who cares about the distance when Santa and his elves are cheering you on?!
For a full listing of road closures, click HERE.
This event kicks off with one big mass start, but don't worry, we'll be organized about it. Line up with the group that best matches your projected pace.
Packet Pick-up will take place on Friday, December 12 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 13 from 3:00-5:30 p.m. A Photo ID required for packet pick-up. You may pick up a packet for another pre-registered participant, provided you have a copy of their photo ID.
A limited number of parking spaces are available within walking distance to the site on a first come, first serve basis. Below are a couple of options:
Additional parking along with a shuttle service will be available at:
John Tyler Community College shuttles will drop off and re-board at the intersection of Woolridge Road and Grove Hill Road.
Midlothian High School shuttles will drop off and re-board at the intersection of Woolrdidge and Am Fit Way.
**Shuttle service will begin at 2:45pm from each of these lots. Allow 30 minutes for getting from the off-site parking lots to the event site.
Would your company like to join in the holiday festivities? Click here to download a vendor application. All applications will be reviewed, and applicants will be notified upon approval.
The Sports Backers, in collaboration with the Richmond Area Bicycle Association (RABA), are raising funds to benefit children in underserved communities with the gift of athletic shoes and bikes during the holiday season. These “Kicks & Wheels” will provide children with a gift that gives in more ways than one. We know that physical activity can build stronger bones and muscles and can even lead to better grades in school.
Your generous support will allow us to purchase shoes and bikes to be distributed to pre-qualified, low-income families in the Richmond region. Through Kicks & Wheels, you will be giving these children the most important gift of all — a path to better health each time they lace up his or her shoes or hop on a bike.