About the Run

Elite Automotive’s Run to the Lights in one of most unique runs in America.  The run takes place at night amidst the twinkling lights of 5 million Christmas lights.  The park closes at 9 pm and then the runners gather to dash through a sometimes challenging course.

The run, held each November, is especially festive and runners may bring their families to cheer them on.  At the close of the run, prizes are given for the top male and female finisher.  We also give away some great prizes each year.  It’s a great holiday event.

On top of the festive atmosphere, and challenging course each runner receives a pass to come back to SDC one more time during the year.  It really is a tremendous value, unmatched by any other run in America.

One of our biggest fundraisers, Run to the Lights,  is held each year in November to raise additional  funds to support and grow the mission and in turn grow the number of Single Moms we are able to mentor. Funds raised go to support meals, curriculum, workshops, computer training and special events for Single Moms across the Midwest.  When you change the life of a Single Mom, you change the lives of their children!  ” Thank you for supporting this mission!   To learn more visit www.thecaringpeople.org

Don’t miss Run to the Lights.



  1. Kathy Daugherty says:

    Cannot find registration

    • admin says:

      Thank you for your interest. We’ll be announcing registration information in the coming weeks. Please check by August 1st for updates. Thank you.

  2. Jenna newberry says:

    Where can we register??

  3. Missy says:

    What ages are the children’s registration?

  4. Matt Van Horn says:

    I am a high school coach and runner (I have this race the past several years) as well as a Season Pass Holder.

    My question is, if I bring a few people to sign up for the race, will their complimentary SDC passes be valid on Saturday Nov. 12, the Day after the race?