Run Lehigh Valley

Lights in the Parkway

Race Date: Nov 23 2016, 7:00 PM

lights640x960Join us as we head back to the Parkway for one of the area’s most beautiful, fun and festive 5Ks!  After a small detour in 2015 — we are excited to be back to the parkway for 2016.  Come join us for a great night for the whole family — run a 5K, enjoy the lights by foot and then warm up with some hot chocolate and cookies!  The race starts/ends in the Lehigh Parkway near the top of the hill.  The course winds through the park and finishes up with the last mile through the lights display.  This is an event you don’t want to miss.

Location: Lehigh Parkway – Allentown, ,PA

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Snow Date: No refunds or exchanges will be offered, the rain/snow date is Tuesday, November 29th at 7:00 PM.  We will do our very very best to hold the event as scheduled, this is a last resort.

Registration Fees:

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 *****


Packet Pick-up:

Sunday, November 20 – 2 PM to  5 PM: Parkway Lanes – 1630 S. 12th Street, Allentown, PA

Tuesday, November 22 – 5 PM to 8 PM: Parkway Lanes – 1630 S. 12th Street, Allentown, PA

Wednesday, November 23- 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM at Starting Line at Lehigh Parkway – 1680 Park Drive, Allentown, PA


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.   We have Men’s and Women’s sizes available, plus a Youth Large and Youth Medium.


The Course: The run will start near the barn/Road Runners Club House.  Runners will head towards the Police Academy and pick up the two path.  Runners will then run on the path to the Robinhood Bridge before doing a quick turnaround across the bridge and heading towards the main entrance of the Parkway.  Runners will then turnaround and run the last mile through the main light display and finishing up the hill.  After running up to the top, runners will descend the hill and finish at the same location as they began.



Parking: Parking will be available on the streets near the Parkway. THERE IS NO PARKING INSIDE THE PARK.    Please enter from Lehigh Street onto Vultee Street.  All cars must park in the same direction to avoid turning around.  The priority for parking: Police Academy Lot, Lehigh Parkway South (near the Mack Truck location), Grammes Road, Vultee Street, Alton/Percy Rue Park.  We ask the runners please keep moving and do not park until they are directed to do so.  Parking is at a premium so the more cooperation the better.

Shuttles will be available from Alton Park/Percy Ruhe  – 1519 Oxford Drive, Allentown, PA

Shuttles will begin 5:30 PM and run continuously, dropping off at the top of the hill

Shuttles will be waiting at the top of the hill and return to Alton Park after the race




The top male and female finishers will win custom race ornaments, including name and finish time
The top 50 men 50 women and top 50 kids 12 and under will receive an Allentown Lights 5K  “top 5o finisher” Ornament and will be handed out as runners cross the finish line.  If you believe you are in the top of your pack, please be sure to keep an eye out at the finish to receive your ornament.

All prizes are based on GUN TIME / As runners cross the finish


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.


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.


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