Experience all the magic of Dollywood's Christmas lights in this exclusive after hours race! You won't do anything like it!
Dollywood is proud to be hosting the 4th Annual Light The Way 5K on Friday, November 11, 2016, at 11 p.m! This is a tradition the whole family can enjoy! In the spirit of the season, over 4 million lights will illuminate your path as you finish inside the park.
Both runners & walkers are welcome...so make plans now to run, prance or dance your way thru the Park to benefit two amazing charities - Keep Sevier Beautiful & Share it Forward!
October 16, 2016
The 7 Bridges Marathon will begin in Coolidge Park on the North Shore of Chattanooga. Crossing the Market Street Bridge, the race will lead runners on a scenic tour of downtown Chattanooga’s bridges and riverside neighborhoods.
The half marathon course (13.1 miles) will accompany the full marathon (26.2 miles) over three bridges, splitting off at the Chattanooga Food Bank on the Tennessee Riverwalk. While the half will return over the Walnut Street Bridge and finish in Coolidge Park, the full marathon will continue over three more bridges (the C.B. Robinson, Thrasher, and Riverpark Bridges, respectively) before returning downtown to cross Walnut for the Coolidge Park finish. Come on and race!
Race Info: The Grey Ghost is named for General John Bell Hood. He was the commander of the Confederate troops stationed in Spring Hill (at Oaklawn Plantation) and charged with not allowing the Union forces to get north to Franklin and eventually Nashville. Many say he had been wounded in battle and was either intoxicated or delirious from pain medication, but the Union soldiers crept within 200 yards of Oaklawn and got past his soldiers. The next day the Battle of Franklin took place, which many say was a huge pivotal point in the war.