Branson, MO – For the second time ever runners and walkers in the Branson area will be able to participate in a truly unique 5K event, The TriLakes Klife Lights of Joy 5K Run/Walk.
The event will start at Westgate Resorts in Branson located at 2201 Roark Valley Rd. and go through the Lights of Joy Christmas Light Drive Thru. Participants will be encouraged to wear their favorite Christmas attire, ugly Christmas sweater or Halloween costume, but are not required to do so. Prizes will be given out for the best costumes.
“There are very few places in the world where you can experience a run like this,” says Sarah Yocum, one of the event organizers. “There aren’t very many places where Halloween and Christmas seasons are back to back and you can run among Christmas light displays.”
Lights of Joy officially opens on November 1st so the runners will get a sneak peek at all the new Christmas displays we will have this year, said Kurt Kysar, manager of Lights of Joy Christmas Drive-thru. “We are excited to participate in this event and help support KLIFE.”
Registration is now open at trilakes.klife.com. Adult cost for ages 13 and up is $30 until October 24th. The child cost is $25.00 from 4 to 12. A family rate also exists if everyone in the family wants to participate. Registration includes a free shirt but supplies and cut-off dates apply.
The run/walk will begin at 6:30 pm on Saturday, October 29th. Runners can start to arrive by 5 pm to register and do pre-event activities.
“This is a great opportunity also for visitors also to come to Branson for the weekend, catch some shows, visit attractions and participate in a crazy fun run,” said Kysar.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Tri-lakes KLIFE. Tri-Lakes KLIFE is a youth-based ministry and discipleship program. Sponsorship opportunities also exist. Call Chris Myer at
417-337-1822 for sponsorship information.