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Run the Lights 2020 - Presented by Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians!

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Alum Creek State Park

3305 South Old State Rd

43015

Delaware, OH 43015

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Live Race! Run through the 3 mile light show Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights!! The most exciting run of 2020 - plus awards and more!

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Run the Lights 2020 presented by Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians - Live Race - at Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights! Not Virtual!!

We are super excited to offer a real, live actual race! 3rd Annual Run the Lights. Approved by the Delaware County Health Department, this race is back for 2020! Please note the following:

  • When: Saturday, December 19th, 2020
  • Race Details: Run or walk the 3 mile light show of Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights! It's simply a magical run of 3 miles of not stop lights. Normally only accessible via vehicle - your chance to run or walk it! Have fun and treat yourself.
  • Race Limit: This year we can only accept 300 runners (over our 11 waves)! Don't delay to sign up!
  • SUPER SALE starts on 11/11: See below for details
  • Wave Starts: Racers will be placed into groups of 25 and staged at 10 minute wave start times (see below if you want your own private wave start).
  • Wave Start times (needs to be dark): 4:50AM (6 Mile), then 5AM and every 10 minutes afterwards (all 3 miles). Wave start time will be assigned after registration - except 6 mile only happens at 4:50AM. Guarantee your wave time range by purchasing a parking pass. Wave times preference will be assigned based on order date/time - register to get your preferred time!
  • Health & Safety Plan: Click Here
  • Location: Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights (Alum Creek State Park 3305 South Old State Rd, 43015, Delaware, OH, 43015)
  • Race Distance: 3 Mile (or 6 mile - 2 laps for 4:50AM time slot - limited space!)
  • Awards: Each Wave Start we'll award medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place - yes, each wave! Race your friends, or others.
  • Note: No spectators or pets allowed. Strollers are fine.

SUPER SALE Information - 2 Days Only

  • Starts / Ends: Wed 11/11 - Thurs 11/12
  • Registration Fee: Only $25!
  • Huge Dave & Busters Bonus (1st 50): 50 Registrations receive a $20 Dave & Busters Power Card!
  • Special Santa Claus Visit (1st 90): Have younger ones? 90 can select to have a special Santa Claus visit at the packet pickup (all done safely in your car, only need 1 per car - more details about packet pickup party)

All Runners Receive:

  • Santa Claus hat at the finish line
  • Hot Chocolate (at packet pickup party)
  • $5 off Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights drive-thru show (come back and drive thru with your car!)
  • BOGO to Lazer Kraze!
  • Race T-shirt (must register by (Thursday, 12/3/20)
  • Special item from Ohio ENT & Allergy Physicians
  • Ticket to Packet Pickup Party! See details below

Wave Starts & Awards:

  • Wave Frequency: Starts every 10 minutes
  • Wave Size: Will consist of 25 runners or walkers
  • Race Awards by Wave: Top 3 runners in each age group will receive a medal
  • Race Wave times: 4:50AM (6 mile) - all others 3 mile - 5, 5:10, 5:20, 5:30, 5:40, 5:50, 6:00, 6:10, 6:20, 6:30 (purchase a parking pass to guarantee the range for your race wave)
  • Want your own wave start? Contact Greg Yoakam at greg@kidslinked.com. Must have 25 runners and up to 30 max. You will have your own race wave and we'll still give awards to the top 3!
  • How to get grouped together: There is a field called "Team Name". Have everyone in your group use the same Team Name and we will group you together. Maximum grouping is 30.
  • Staging Area: 10 minutes prior to your race, your wave start will be announced. At that time you will be requested to report to the staging area. Masks and social distancing are required in the staging area.
  • Masks Requirement: Masks are required in staging area, but can be removed during the race (please bring with you during the race). Masks need to be warn after the race until you return to your car.

Race Fees:

  • Super Sale: 11/11 - 11/13: $25 
  • Early Entry: 11/14 - 11/24: $30
  • Entry: 11/25 - 12/4: $35 (t-shirt deadline)
  • Late Entry: 12/5 - 12/18: $40 (t-shirt not guaranteed)
  • Parking (Optional): $10 - see below for details

Prices above effective till race sells out  

IMPORTANT PARKING INSTRUCTIONS:  2 Options for Parking:

  • Option #1 - Parking Pass (guarantee race wave range by purchasing a parking pass): 50 Parking spaces at the Alum Creek Park per race range (race start times of Section 1 - 4:50-5:30, Section 2 - 5:40-6:30) You need to purchase a parking pass in order to get one of these very limited spaces.  $10 per car.  Your name will be on a list, no need to print out a ticket. We will admit your car being on our registration list.  Parking Pass is required to park at the Alum Creek Park.  $10 per parking pass. Your race wave will happen within whatever parking pass range you select.
  • Option #2 - Race Shuttle:   Everyone else will need to park at the Olentangy Berlin High School (3140 Berlin Station Rd, Delaware, OH 43015).  It's a short 5 minute shuttle ride over. Parking at the high school is free! Masks required on bus.

Drive-thru Packet Pickup Party

We have an exciting Drive -thru Packet Pickup Party planned! Super fun way for your to get your race packet. Below are the details:

  • What: Packet Pickup Party!
  • When: Sunday, December 13th from Noon - 3PM
  • Where: Otterbein University - Memorial Football Stadium Parking Lot (135 Center St, Westerville, OH 43081)
  • Details: You will be able to attend the entire packet pickup party in your car! Drive to get your race bib / t-shirt / and other goodies.
  • Fun Items: Includes Free hot chocolate, candy canes, and lots of other goodies! Also, live entertainment on a stage, shopping for the holidays, find neat things for your home, and lot of other great things! Total fun experience all done safely in your car :).
  • Santa Visit Option: 90 of the race registrants will receive a special Santa Visit to do from your car (optional for those races with younger children), plus a visit from one of Santa's elves. Also, children can drop off their wish list to Santa. Free, but requires a ticket you request during the registration process. You will be assigned a Santa Visit time between noon -3PM).

If you can't pickup your packet during the packet pckup party, you can get your pacet between 5-6:30 PM on Thursday, December 17th at Road Runner Sports of Worthington (535 Lakeview Plaza Blvd, Worthington, OH 43085).

Note: No Race Day packet pickup.

Butch Bando's Fantasy of Lights Details:

Find out more details about the amazing Butch Bando's fantasy of Lights evening drive-thru light show CLICK HERE. Season starts November 20th! 

Please note: KidsLinked has a NO REFUND policy for all events.  Course closes at 7:15AM, must be completed with your run by 7:15AM.

There will not be chip timing on either race.  Final times will not be posted, but finish line awards and Santa Hat (all) will be presented in order of finish!

Health and Safety Plan

Please know and read our safety plan before you go. Click on the following link: Click Here. Masks are required during the entire time except when running / walking the course. Also, you can not leave the road during the course to go to the bathroom (there will be one in the parking lot). There are wires and other items that you can easily trip over that will take down the entire light display, so please do not leave the course during the run/walk. Thank you :)!

Course Maps

Coming soon.  

Race Day Updates

Race Day Updates on the Run the Lights will be either posted on the KidsLinked Facebook page or via email.  Final runner instructions will be sent the week of the race.

Spectator Information

Due to this unusual year, no spectators are allowed.  Only runners/walkers with an official race bib for Run the Lights will be allowed on the race course.

Inclement Weather Policy

The Run the Lights will start as scheduled at 4:50am for the 6 mile or 5AM - 6:30AM for various 3 mile wave starts. on December 19, 2020 regardless of rain, snow or cold temperatures.

If there is visible lightning in the area, the race will be delayed for a minimum of 15 minutes. The race would only be further delayed, postponed or cancelled if extreme conditions jeopardize the safety of participants.

Please follow KidsLinked for constant updates and listen closely to all public address announcements on Race Day for information and instruction.

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Alum Creek State Park

3305 South Old State Rd

43015

Delaware, OH 43015

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