Welcome to Run Under the Lights!

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 event has been cancelled.

winter lights cropped2The Montgomery County Road Runners Club, in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland, invites runners and walkers to participate in a 5K run/walk through the City of Gaithersburg’s “Winter Lights Festival” in Seneca Creek State Park on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 6:00 pm.

Packet Pickup Info
Friday Packet Pickup — Activity Center at Bohrer Park  512 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD  20877
Time:  4:00 — 7:00 pm
Saturday Packet Pickup — Race Site — Seneca Creek Park 
Time:  4:45 — 5:45 pm

Race Information

2019 Race Results
2019 Race Photos

Saturday, Nov 23:
Before the race — Race Start is 6:00 pm so please allow enough time to park and pick up your packet before race start

See the course map here.

Winter Lights features more than 380 illuminated vignettes and 65 animated displays. Theme areas include Winter Woods, Teddy Bear Land, Victorian Village, North Pole, Toyland, and Penguin Cove. Given that this is a mostly FUN event, strollers will be permitted but must start in the back (no charge for the strollee).  Children must stay in the stroller at all times. Registration is $35 for ages 15 and under; $40 for everyone else (16 & up).

The event will be timed for those who wish race, however, walkers are also welcome.

There will be a 950 participant (runners + walkers) maximum due to available parking at the park. The race has sold out within 10 days of opening for the past several years,  DO NOT delay in registering!!

Race Overview

Race Date and Time
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 event has been cancelled.

Seneca Creek State Park
11950 Clopper Rd Gaithersburg, MD 20878-1022

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 event has been cancelled.

Due to parking restrictions at Seneca Creek State Park only 950 runners are permitted in this race.

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