$40 4:45PM CST
41 spots left. Price increases after November 30, 2020 at 11:59pm CST

1 Mile Walk

$40 4:45PM CST
10 spots left. Price increases after November 30, 2020 at 11:59pm CST

Virtual Run

15 spots left. Registration ends December 4, 2020 at 5:30pm CST
215 E. Pleasant St
Fowler Park
Oconomowoc, WI US 53066


Join Silver Circle Sports & The City of Oconomowoc Parks, Recreation & Forestry for a night Christmas Lights 5K run / walk!  Not up to the 5K, take the 1 mile walk.  There will be Christmas lights along the course and it will be lined with lite cones.  St. Nick will bring all runners a custom finisher's medal.

New for 2020

We moved the start line to Fowler Park. That means you get to run through all of the downtown lights AND we will lead the Oconomowoc Christmas Parade! Most runners will be able to finish the race and catch part of the parade.

Finisher Medal & Awards

Everyone (walk & run) gets a finisher medal and the lights light up!

Age group awards for male & female 0-14 and then every 5 year increments.

Help Support Oconomowoc's Christmas Lights Tradition

Every year Oconomowoc replaces $5,000 in lights and it takes almost a month to install them. We ask that you help support this tradition by making a contribution.

Run it virtually

Can't make the race because you're in a tree stand or traveling? Run the race virtually! 

All you have to do is run a 5K within 5 days of the race and post a photo of your watch on our Facebook page. We will send you your finisher medal and shirt.

Schedule & Packet Pickup

Friday, December 4th
Silver Circle Sports Events
2911 N. Dousman Rd, Suite 3
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Saturday, November 25
Fowler Park
215 E. Pleasant St
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

4:00 - 5:00pm Packet Pickup
5:00 Run/Walk Start
5:00 Parade starts
6:30 Oconomowoc Pub Crawl?

Packet Pickup FAQ:
Can I pick up another persons packet?  Yep!
Do I need an ID? Do pigs fly?
Can I register at packet pickup? Yep!
Can I pick up my packet race day? Yep!


At registration checkout, you will be given the option to share to Facebook that you've registered for a super fun event with SCSE! For every 3 people you get to register for the same event using your unique link, you'll get $10 back from your registration.

On your emailed registration receipt, there will be a registration link that you can forward to your friends to let them know they should join you on your next adventure! For every 3 friends you get to register for the event using your unique email link, you'll get $10 back on your registration!


Everyone who is registered by noon Wednesday, November 25th will be guaranteed a custom shirt. After that, shirts will be available while online supplies last. Any extra shirts will be distributed after the race on a first come, first served basis. About t-shirts.


Yule be able to park your sleigh right at the finish line. Please use caution and watch for reindeer.

The start line and finish line are 0.8 miles apart. We recommend you park at the finish line and walk to the start. Downtown Oconomowoc will be completely closed to vehicles since the Oconomowoc Christmas Parade occurs the same time as the run.

St. Paul's is having their service at 3:00pm on race day. Please do not park in their lot or you will be on the naughty list.


The race is chip timed by Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC with a chip start. Your time will start when you cross the start line and stops when you cross the finish line.

How to wear your bib.

Hey, It's Winter!

Disclosure! Warning! Disclosure! Warning!

This is a NIGHT run which means it will be DARK. The start, downtown, and the finish line are lit up brightly, but the trail is NOT. That means it will be DARK. Unless you are an owl, you should consider wearing a running vest with lights & head lamp. This race is also in November, in Wisconsin. There may be snow - a little snow or a couple feet of snow - be prepared to run in snow. Did we mention it is a NIGHT race, it will be DARK, and there could be SNOW?

Social Distancing

This is a wave start. Waves are comprised of 10 runners. We will have 10 rows of 10 cones, spaced 10’ apart. You can self-select which wave you would like to run in by standing next to a cone facing the start line. We suggest faster runners in the earlier waves, and request you do not self-select your wave until 7:50.

The announcer will release one wave every thirty seconds starting at 8:00am. Your time will not start until you cross the start line. We encourage each wave of runners to self-distance as you approach the start mats. Once the announcer releases the wave you should start running.

Passing While Racing
The path is 9 feet wide providing plenty of social spacing. Participants are asked to run single file, on the right side of the road & spaced 10 feet apart. When passing a slower participant, participants should shout “passing on your left”. The participant will pass, leave six feet, and then merge right. 

Once you finish, we ask that you leave the race area. Please do not wait at the finish line for someone to finish. 

Face Coverings

Based on our current permits, face coverings are now required at events. Here is how it will work:

Anyone in the “Arena” is required to wear a face covering. The Arena is defined as anywhere other than on the race course. This includes registration, packet pickup, parking areas, finish line, start line, restrooms, beer line, medal line, anywhere near other people. If you are within 10’ of anyone, at any time, a face covering is required.

Once you are on course, face coverings do not need to be worn, provided you are at least 10 feet from another person. At the start, you are spaced 10’ from others - we strongly encourage you to keep that distance. If you need to pass, call out “on your left” and move as far left as you can. Once you have passed a runner and you are at least 10’ in front of them, move back to the right.

We encourage runners to consider using running buffs while running near others. Buffs are available on our merchandise website.

When you cross the finish line, please move outside of the arena for your cool down. Once your cool down is complete, a face covering is again required.

If we want to keep running in person events together (and we do!), it is imperative that we exceed our permit requirements. Waukesha County is one of the few places in America that is open to in person events. It is up to our running community to prove that we can hold events safely.

Course Overview

New Course for 2020!

The start line is located at Fowler Park and we will lead the Christmas Parade! Runner head south on Oakwood to Wisconsin Ave where all the Christmas lights are.

The road will be closed and lined with people waiting for the Christmas Parade!

Once runners reach the Church street, they will turn south (left), pass the finish line (don’t worry about the timing matts), run under the train trestle, and then a few blocks until reaching the Lake Country Trail.

The Lake Country Trail does not have street lights because it is not a street. You should wear a headlamp and light safety vest.  Please do not run/walk more than 2 abreast.

Once on the Trail you will pass Roosevelt Park.  The turn is about 0.75 mile later.  Don’t worry you can’t miss it.  There will be lots of lights at the turn and a 3 foot tall sign in the middle of the path that says turn here.  You should turn here or your going to end up in Waukesha.

Once the turn is made, it’s all downhill from there.  You will know where the finish line is because you ran thought it earlier.

Please do not run/walk more than two abreast on the path. Faster runners will be approaching you on the path and they have very sharp elbows.


Register to be Santa's Little Helper. All helpers can run a future event for free!


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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Yule Twinkle All The Way 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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