The second Saturday of December gives East Jefferson General Hospital the chance to host an event that is especially popular with families. After running or walking a beautiful 2-mile course through City Park, participants get to see the Celebration in the Oaks Light Display before the gates are open to the general public. The day is filled with cocoa, visits with Santa and much more. Many of those running and walking this event do so with strollers or children right by their side.
This year’s event is Saturday, December 11, 2010 @ 3:30 PM. Entry fees are $12.00 until August 31 (online only), $15 in September and October, $20.00 in November and $25.00 in December with a No T-shirt option on Race Day only.
This is one of the most festive holiday events in the country. Runners and walkers are encouraged to come out and check out the beautiful two mile course in City Park. The Park is decorated for the holiday season with over 500,000 lights. Afterward, participants can enjoy themselves at the post-race party and also head into the the Walking Tour of the beautifully decorated Botanical Garden, Storyland and Carousel Gardens. A commemorative, glow-in-the-dark, long sleeve T-Shirt is offered to all. Note: Shirt sizes are not guaranteed to Race Day and No Show entrants.