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Run among a million twinkle lights for this one of a kind 5k fun run down Chandler Blvd in Ahwatukee. Get energized along the way with a chocolate station and peppermint station. Meeting you at the finish line is hot chocolate, holiday cookies and a finisher mug for all participants!


Limited to 750 participants! (The event sold out in 2022 & 2023 so don't miss your chance)


December 14, 2024



Desert Foothills Park

1010 E Marketplace Way SW

Phoenix, AZ 85048


December 14, 2024

5:00pm - 6:45pm

Desert Foothills Park



  • Chip Timing by Mangled Momentum with live results posted online

  • Event Bib Number

  • Event Coffee Mug

  • Jingle Bell bracelet station at the start sponsored by Raising Canes

  • Holiday light necklace

  • Cookies sponsored by The Holmes Team Real Estate & Hot Chocolate sponsored by Stretch Authority at the finish

  • 2 themed stations on the run course (Chocolate & Peppermint) - Chocolate station is sponsored by Athletico Physical Therapy

*Shirts may be added to a registration for an additional $15. Cut off for shirts is November 30, 2024.



Everyone is welcome but please leave the furry friends at home. You are more than welcome to walk or run the event. Go at your own pace but please be aware that the roads need to be reopened as quickly as possible so participants are asked to keep their walk to a max of 1.5 hours. There will be a sweep vehicle in case you feel you need a ride back to the finish line if you can't finish before 1.5 hours. Cookies and hot chocolate will still be waiting for you!


There is a short gravel section at the start and end of the run that will make it difficult for a traditional stroller to navigate. Please ensure you are using a running stroller or an off-road stroller with large wheels for the run. 

Children who are in strollers do not need to register for the event unless you would like them to have the finisher goodies like the other runners. 




Everyone is the winner here. The event will be chip timed but there will not be any age group or overall awards given. This is your personal challenge.




Starts at Desert Foothills Park - See Course Map Here

Themed Aid Stations on the Course*

  • Start Line: Jingle Bell Bracelet Station 

  • Station #1: Chocolate

  • Station #2: Peppermint

  • Finish Line: Hot Chocolate

  • Finish Line: Cookies

* Items are handed to participants on the run course during the run. Please help keep the streets clean by dropping trash in boxes provided. Water is also provided at each station. 


April 1 - September 30

  • $45 Adults

  • $30 Kids (17 and Under)

October 1 - October 31

  • $50 Adults

  • $35 Kids (17 and Under)

November 1 - December 12

  • $55 Adults

  • $40 Kids (17 and Under)

*Shirts may be added to a registration for an additional $15. Cut off for shirts is November 30, 2024.


December 13-14

  • $60 Adults

  • $45 Kids (17 and Under)



If the event is not sold out, online registration stays open until 30 min before race start so if you plan to attend, please register on your phone or computer before heading to the venue. It will make your check-in experience much quicker. If there is an absolute need to register on-site, there will be laptops available for use. All event registration and check-in is done online digitally. 




  • Finisher Medal - $10

  • Event Socks - $10

  • Cactus Pin - $5

  • Event T-shirt - $15

  • *Shirts may be added to a registration for an additional $15.

  • Cut off for shirts is November 30, 2024.

Parking is limited directly at the park so please see the parking map for additional nearby parking options. Please carpool when possible and bring a friendly holiday attitude. Let's have some fun!

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