Course, FAQ’s, Schedule


All participants receive:

  1. A commemorative t-shirt in your size. (We cannot guarantee that registrants on site the night of the run will receive their shirt on race night, however…one will be shipped to you at  a later date.)
  2. A wristband that allows you and your family early entry (6 PM)  the night of the race to enjoy the park before the park closes and before runners gather for instructions.  Immediate family only may come in with you.  (A VALUE OF $62.00 est each)
  3. A bonus gift….a one day pass to SDC! Good for one visit during the remaining 2017 Silver Dollar City season. The pass is not valid on Saturdays and special holidays including the Friday after Thanksgiving.   ( A VALUE OF $62.00 est)*No refunds will be given. Registration transfers are accepted until October 16th.*

The Course:

The run begins at Cave Road and is an out and back run to the outer parking lots of SDC, winding back in through the streets of Silver Dollar City. The run ends at the singing Christmas trees by the Gazebo. Awards are given to the overall male/female finisher and top 3 runners among 8 age categories.   As always, exciting door prizes will be given out as well.  Participants must register by November 1 to be guaranteed a specific tee-shirt size.   

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Packet Pickups:

  • Branson, Mo. Wednesday, November 8th, 12:00 – 6:00 PM Advanced Spine & Joint Center, Hwy 248, Suite 6, Branson, Mo. 
  • Springfield, Mo. Thursday, November 9th, 12:00 – 6:00 PM  Fleet Feet Sports 1254 E. Republic Road, Springfield, Mo. 65804 
  • Silver Dollar City, Race Night, Friday, November 10th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM (please arrive by 9:00 pm)

Order of Events:

USE PARKING LOTS 2 and 3 for the night when parking. Please know that cars won’t be released until race is over due to participants still on the course.

6:00 PM – Registration

9:30 PM – Welcome and entertainment

10:00 PM – Race Directions

10:15 PM (Appx.) – Race Begins

11:00 PM – Awards Ceremony and FREE Giveaways

11:10 PM – Thank you and dismissal

Age Categories for Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals, top 3 finishers in ages:


Plus an overall male and female top finisher will be awarded a medal.

Cancellations and Refunds: In case of inclement weather, no refunds will be issued. Runners will receive shirts, and passes to SDC. There are no cancellation refunds for this race.

LODGING FOR RUNNERS FROM OUT OF TOWN:  Hotel Grand Victorian  and Treehouse Condominiums (offering a 10% discount) are two of our sponsors we highly recommend should you be traveling from out of town. 

Race Directions for the Runners:

It is important that the fastest runners line up first when the instructions are given to line up.  WALKERS AND THOSE WITH SLOWER TIMES, PLEASE STAY TOWARDS THE BACK FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL. Special instructions will be given regarding this prior to the race. Please follow the instructions on lining up as it makes for a more enjoyable and safe run for all participants and alleviates congestion.

Please Note: Safety First!

The race starts around 10:15 pm. The course must be cleared for safety reasons, thus the late start time. Please be patient.

SDC must follow safety protocol. Many runners and walkers are still on the course after the top finishers cross the line. This includes families with small children. Parking trams are not available after the race.  There will be a small shuttle, available to transport those who need assistance returning to their vehicles after the event.

Thank you for your understanding on this matter. It all helps to make a safer run!