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We are so excited to have you join us for our 'Oh What Fun it is to Run' 5K, the first 5K ever through the Christmas Carnival of Lights! To have the best experience on race day, please be sure to read all of the details below.


Parking 🚗 -

Please remember to park at our Bear Paw Beach parking lot. The address is 10006 7 Mile Rd, Caledonia, WI 53108. Please do not enter at our normal Christmas Carnival of Lights entrance. Due to limited parking, we recommend carpooling if possible.


Check-In -

Once you have parked please proceed to our ticket booth on the east side of the parking lot. There will be four windows labeled alphabetically by last name. Packets are sorted by the purchaser of all of the groups tickets. Please find your correct window. This is where you will receive your race packet and race bib*.


Your race packet will include your race bib and complimentary cider coupon. If you registered during early registration your finisher ornament medal, race sticker, and car pass coupon will also be in the packet. If you registered after early registration you will not receive a car pass coupon and the finisher medal and race sticker were based upon availability, so are not guaranteed.


If you are in the first session of the race (5:30PM) check-in will begin at 4:30PM. Racers will need to be at the start line by 5:15PM so please plan accordingly.


If you are in the second session (8:00PM) check-in begins at 7:00PM. Racers will need to be at the start line by 7:45PM so please plan accordingly.


*Race bibs MUST be worn for the entire duration of the race!


Photo Opportunities 📷 -

There will be signs throughout the race marking locations for the perfect holiday photo-op 🎄✨! For your safety, please stay on the asphalt path at all times. Do not step off of the pavement as there are many tripping hazards and we do not want damage to our show or to provide an unsafe experience for our guests. Santa will be available for photos between 4:30PM - 9:30PM in his Workshop inside The Ember Lodge. 🎅


Additional Details -

We want everyone to be able to enjoy the lights, but if you are in the first session, please be mindful that we have a race after yours. We are asking that if you are in session one, (your session time is 5:30PM - 7PM) please stay within the 90-minute time frame. We also have limited parking and want to be able to accommodate our second session racers. 🏃‍♂️


After the race, stop by Santa's Workshop to redeem your cider and see Santa! 🎅☕


Session one (5:30PM) is sold out. There are still spots available in session two (8:00PM), so if you have friends or family that would like to sign up, they can do so for session two! There will still be plenty of time in session two to take pictures and enjoy the lights. Even though session two is a timed race, participants can still walk during this session if they choose to.


This is a reminder as well that we will not have top finisher or placement awards.

The only restrooms open during the race are located in the Ember Lodge.


Again, we are so excited to have you race with us and hope everyone has a magical time! We can't wait to run with you! 🎄😁✨


If you have additional questions please call us at (262) 835-2565.

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Race Route

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