December 4, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bronson Park

Additional Information

Gazelle Sports and the Kalamazoo Area Runners are proud to host Run Through the Lights to benefit Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes. Join us for a festive fun run or walk through the holiday lights of downtown Kalamazoo! Run Through the Lights is an un-timed, non-competitive run/walk and everyone is invited. Streets will be closed.NEW THIS YEAR - PLEASE NOTE:

The race has a new start and end spot- in Bronson Park! We hope this will give people more space to mingle, and we will be able to visit Candy Cane Lane! 

All participants ARE REQUIRED to bring and wear lights and reflective gear this year! We love safe runners and walkers!

This fun event is growing and to ensure your safety, we will have staggered starts for runners, walkers and anyone with strollers. 

We love your pets too - but for this year's event,  we ask that you leave them at home to keep everyone safe on this busy downtown night of crowds and fun in the lights!


There will also be special contests with fabulous prizes to be won!

  • Best Holiday Costume
  • Most Family Members at the Event
  • Participant who Traveled the Farthest
  • Other interactive contests to participate in before the run!

Don’t miss the post-run events! Refreshments, snacks, and awesome door prizes!


$30...............Ages 13 and up
$15............Ages 12 and under

$15...............Ages 13 and up
FREE............Ages 12 and under

In the spirit of giving, we also ask that you bring a non-perishable or canned food item(s), which will be donated to the Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes. Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes is the largest food assistance provider in Kalamazoo County and fed over 126,000 individuals last year. Please bring food and/or monetary donations with you to the event to help feed hungry people in our community. Representatives from the charity organization will be there to collect donations. Last year we gathered 1,418 lbs. of food for Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes, and we look to collect more for 2014. Please make a difference for your neighbors in need and help us reach our goal!

Help us work toward a hunger-free Kalamazoo County by donating food items on race night! We really are in need of the following items at this time of year:

Canned meat/fruit/vegetables
Canned soups
 Canned stews

Registration: Online registration closes at noon on Wednesday December 3. After this time paper registration will be available at Gazelle Sports and at the event for $15 without shirt and $30 with a shirt. Children 12 and under are free of charge without a shirt and $15 with a shirt.

Paper Registration and Packet Pick up: Packet pick up will be held at Gazelle Sports on Wednesday December 3rd from 4-7pm. At this time you will get your race bib, shirt (if ordered) and other important race information. You can also get your packet on Thursday December 4th at Bronson Park starting at 5pm.

Refunds/Transfers: Please note there will be no refunds or transfers for this event, including cancellation due to extreme weather conditions.