Run Lehigh Valley

Lights in the Parkway 5K

Race Date: Dec 29 2014, 7:00 PM

Click Here for a list of all registered runners and transfers


The LIP 5k has been POSTPONED!

The Lights in the Parkway 5K scheduled for 11/26/2014 has been postponed.  The new date is Monday, December 29th at 7 PM.

Some things to note:
1. If you picked up your bib early — please keep your bib and race number – you will be using the same one for the race on the 29th

2. We will allow you to transfer your registration to another runner.   To do this – we will need your name, sex and age as well as the new runners name, sex and age.  This can be emailed directly to

3. We will re-open regsistration for the Dec 29th event

We did our very best to work with the city to hold the event tonight, however due to the wintery conditions – it just was not possible.  We are happy to be able to have the event in December and keep it at night for a beautiful and fun run!  The snow date for the 29th, is Tuesday.


Location: Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, PA


Start Time: 7:00 PM



13 and Older – $30 if registered by October 31, $35 After  — Extended through December 19

12 and Under – $20 if registered by October 31, $25 After — Extended through December 19

*****There is NO race day registration available*****
*****Limited registration will be available in person at the Sunday and Tuesday packet pick-ups *****



Race day registration/packet pickup: –

All remaining packet pickup is at the starting line – from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

*****There is NO race day registration available*****
*****Limited registration will be available in person at the Sunday and Tuesday packet pick-ups *****



The Goods: Each runner receives a long sleeved t-shirt, and hot chocolate and cookies after the race. (while supplies last!)  T-Shirts are only guaranteed if registered by November 7.  (S, M, L, XL and XXL are adult sizes — there is a youth L available)


The Run:  Enjoy the lights by foot!  Together with the City of Allentown we are offering a 5K Run/Walk.  The course will start and end at the top of the hill.  More hilly than your typical Parkway run – let the beauty of the lights take your mind off the hills.  There are parts of the course that are a little dark but the whole course is on a gravel or paved path.  If you have concerns, please plan on bringing your own light source. Everyone is welcome to run/walk this event — our timing equipment stays in place for 1 hour after the start.

Due to the narrow path, we may wave the starting times.  Please be sure to include an accurate 5K time estimate during registration.

*The exact course is subject to change based on the city finalizing the layout of the Lights in Parkway displays.


Prizes: The top male and female finisher will win custom race ornaments, top 50 men 50 women and top 50 kids 12 and under will receive a Lights in the Parkway 5K Ornament and everyone has a shot at the raffle prizes!  Must be present at awards ceremony to win. The awards ceremony will take place directly following the end of the race.

The overall male/finisher prizes will be based on the first to cross the finish line (gun time)   The top 50 awards will be based on chip times.


Series Points: No series Points – The 2014 Run Lehigh Valley Championship Prize will be awarded during the awards ceremony!


Other fun stuff: Enjoy the lights by foot.  Finish up the hill – quench your thirst with a water and then relax with some hot chocolate.  Professional photography available to take your photo!


Parking: From Lehigh Street — turn on Vultee (toward the CVS).  Follow Vultee Street to Grammes Road.  Follow Grammes Road to the end and turn left on Lehigh Parkway South.  Parking will take place in the following order:

Parking Priority: (we are working on adding additional parking options and shuttles if needed)
1. Cars will then be directed to park (all going the same direction on both sides of the street) on Lehigh Parkway South
2. Cars will park on Grammes (both sides)
3. Cars will park on Lynwood (one direction)
4. Cars will be parked in the City of Allentown Streets Department parking lot
5. Cars parked on Vultee (both sides)
6. Cars parked in Victaulic lot

All cars will park in the same direction and must leave by following Lehigh Parkway South to 24th Street


The event is rain or shine.  Run Lehigh Valley reserves the right to cancel and/or alter the race in the event that natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstance prevents us from holding the race safely as planned. We will make every attempt to hold the event.  Any cancellations or changes, will be noted on the home page, race-specific page and on facebook.

Click Here to View Parking and Course Map — exact course subject to change pending the city finalizing lights display

Click Here to download race application