Course, FAQ, Schedule

November 13, 2020

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 9 age categories (a junior’s category was added in 2016). Stay updated or on Facebook at

A Tremendous Value


Adults (Age 13 and up)
$40 until 5/31
$50 until 9/30
$60 until we sell out
Children (Age 4 – 12)
$20 until 5/31
$25 until 9/30
 $30 until we sell out

All 5K participants receive
1. A commemorative t-shirt.
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 $65.00 each)
3. A bonus gift….a one day pass to SDC! Good for one visit during the remaining 2020 Silver Dollar City season. The pass is not valid on Saturdays and special holidays including the Friday after Thanksgiving. ( A VALUE OF $65.00 each)
4. Pre-race entertainment
5. Post-race refreshments
6. Great door prize giveaways
7. Medals for our winners

* Participants must register by October 18th to be guaranteed a specific tee-shirt size. In the event of rain, no refunds will be given. Registration transfers are accepted until October 16, 2019.

2019 Run to the Lights Medal Categories
Age: (9 age brackets given in male & female categories)
9 and under

Overall male winner
Overall female winner

Packet Pickups
To be announced

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 opens

9:00 PM – Registration closes. All participants MUST be in the park by 9 PM!

9:30 PM – Welcome and entertainment at the Gazebo

10:00 PM – Race Directions

10:15 PM (approx.) – Race Begins

11:00 PM – Awards Ceremony and Prize Giveaways

11:15 PM – Thank you and dismissal

Additional Information

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. Registration transfers are accepted until October 16, 2020.

(You must mention Run to the Lights to get the discount! State & local tax will apply above and beyond these rates.)

Treehouse Condominiums (417-338-5199) is offering a 10% discount off select rooms.

Residence Inn Marriott (417-336-4077) is offering special room pricing of $99.00 per night for studio and one bedroom suites and $159.00 per night for two bedroom suites.

Radisson Hotel Branson (417-335-5767) is offering special room pricing of $119.95 per night for rooms with two queen beds.

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!
No wheelchairs allowed on the race course. Strollers are allowed.

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!