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  • Light the Way 5k & Fun Run

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    Name: Light the Way 5k & Fun Run
    Date: December 13, 2019
    Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST
    Event Description:


    This night-time race will be entirely lit with the famous Natchitoches Christmas lights! Route starts in front of the riverbank stage, runs south past Santa Clause Lane, turns west on Amulet, north on 2nd Street, and east on Lafayette which will run back down to the riverbank. 1 of these laps will be the end of the Fun Run. 3 laps will complete the 5k.

    You are encouraged and incentivized to run in your Christmas best! That might be a Christmas costume; it might be an ugly sweater? get creative and have FUN! Prizes will be awarded for Best Christmas Spirit! Team themes will be considered.

    Save time at registration, and pick up your race packet Thursday, December 12th from 5:00-7:00pm at Maglieaux's Riverfront Restaurant.

    No one is leaving empty handed! All runners leave with stuffed swag bags, courtesy of Lang Orthodontics. Swag bags include: race t-shirt, glow necklace, and more. 

    Loosen your limbs with a light warm-up led by a local trainer beginning at 5:30. This is also the time to pick up your race packet if you were unable to make the pick-up party.

    Stick around for awards for each age bracket and Best Christmas Spirit, plus food booths, a DJ and kid zone on the banks of the beautiful Cane River, where 100+ Christmas light set pieces reflect on the water.

    Plan to stay for the weekend, and experience Christmas in Natchitoches! Download the GoNatchitoches app to plan your itinerary, or click here to see the Natchitoches Christmas Festival schedule of events.

    The Light the Way 5k & Fun Run is organized by the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds from this event benefit the A+ Coalition, a Chamber initiative to advance education in Natchitoches Parish. Click here to learn more or to join the movement.
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    Event Sponsors:
    • Maglieaux's Riverfront Restaurant
    • M & M Pharmacy, LLC
    Natchitoches Riverbank Stage
    100 Rue Beauport
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Date/Time Information:

    Thursday, December 12th

    5:00 - 7:00 pm

    Maglieaux's Riverfront Restaurant

    Early Packet Pickup


    Friday, December 13th

    4:00 pm - until

    Rue Beauport Stage

    Packet Pickup


    6:00 pm

    Warm Up with Camp Gladiator


    6:30 pm



    6:45 pm 

    Fun Run Begins


    7:05 pm

    5k Begins


    7:35 pm

    Cool Down with All Hours Fitness


    7:40 pm

    Awards Ceremony

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