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.
PACKET PICK-UP PARTY
Save time at registration, and pick up your race packet Friday, December 10th from 5:00-7:00pm at Cane River Brewing.
No one is leaving empty handed! All runners leave with stuffed swag bags, courtesy of Lang Orthodontics. Swag bags include a 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.
THE CITY OF LIGHTS
Plan to stay for the weekend, and experience Christmas in Natchitoches! Download the GoNatchitoches app to plan your itinerary.
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.
Light the Way 5k & Fun Run
Date and Time
Sunday Dec 12, 2021 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST
Friday, December 10th
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Cane River Brewing
Early Packet Pickup
Sunday, December 12th
4:00 pm - until
Rue Beauport Stage
Warm Up with Camp Gladiator
Fun Run Begins
Cool Down with All Hours Fitness
Natchitoches Riverbank Stage
100 Rue Beauport
Natchitoches, LA 71457