Race Date: Nov 25 2015, 7:00 PM
********THE 2015 LIGHTS IN THE PARKWAY IS STILL ON — LOCATION HAS BEEN MOVED TO CEDAR BEACH —– The city of Allentown has canceled the Lights in the Parkway display for the 2015 holiday season — we are working with the city to still hold the 5K at Cedar Beach where they plan on putting up an alternate lights display. We will update with information as we have it*****************
Location: Cedar Beach Park – Allentown, ,PA
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Snow Date: No refunds or exchanges will be offered, the snow date for the event is Monday, December 28, 2015
13 and Older – $35 if registered by October 31, $40 After
12 and Under – $20 if registered by October 31, $25 After
*****There is NO race day registration available*****
*****Limited registration will be available in person at the Sunday and Tuesday packet pick-ups *****
Sunday, November 22 – 1 PM to 5 PM – Location TBD
Tuesday, November 24 – 5 PM to 8 PM – Location TBD
Wednesday, November 25 – 5 PM to 6:30 PM at Starting Line
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 6. (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.
The top male and female finishers will win custom race ornaments, including name and finish time
The top 3 in each age group will receive a race ornament with finishing place (12 and under, 13 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59 and 60+)
The top 50 men 50 women and top 50 kids 12 and under will receive a Lights in the Parkway 5K “top 5o finisher” Ornament
There will be no awards ceremony following the race – ornaments will be mailed directly to the winners.
Series Points: No series Points. The final Run Lehigh Valley GRAND PRIZE and top 1o prizes will be awards at 6:45 PM before the start of the race. There will be no awards ceremony following the race – all awards will be mailed out directly to the top finishers.
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