Nite Lites Christmas 5K Fun Run/Walk

Wed November 21, 2018 Brooklyn, MI US 49230 Directions
Michigan International Speedway
12626 US Hwy 12
Brooklyn, MI US 49230



The magic of the Jackson Nite Lites Christmas Display continues and gets bigger and better!  This family tradition celebrates its second year at Michigan International Speedway and the 2018 season promises to be brighter than ever with the 5th Annual Nite Lites Christmas 5K Fun Run/Walk on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, with a 6:00PM 5K Fun Run and a 5K Walk at 6:30PM. 

The animated course will once again be offered to registered 5K Fun Run/Walk participants before automobile traffic is permitted!  They will delight in the open air experience at Michigan International Speedway as they travel a paved course with over a million dancing lights. All of the favorite illuminated holiday scenes featuring Santa Claus and his reindeer, the Nativity, the North Pole, and numerous characters will return to the new location at Michigan International Speedway. Participants will be thrilled with many new displays added this year, sure to bring many smiles and create lasting memories. The event will also include visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, concessions, candy canes, Santa hats, and more all designed to bring families together and get everyone into the perfect holiday mood. This magical experience is fast becoming a Holiday tradition for family and friends, not only in Michigan, but all over the Midwest! 

Date & Time
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
On-site Race Day registration 2:00PM - 6:30PM
5K Fun Run 6:00PM
5K Walk begins 6:30PM

Start & Finish:
Michigan International Speedway                                                                                           

12626 US Hwy 12                                                                                                                                                                      

Brooklyn, MI  49230


Friday, June 1st through Sunday, November 18th

$20.00 (BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!)  Early (no shirt) Registration  - We think the shirts are pretty snazzy, but if you prefer not to get one that is okay!  We still want you to join in the fun (but you will have to wear your Santa hat!) 

$30.00 Early Registration* - Long sleeve T-shirt included ($10.00 additional charge for Hooded Sweatshirt plus $3.00 for Adult size XXL)

*After this date, no shirts will be guaranteed.  Sorry, but Santa's helpers need time to get them ready for you!

Tuesday, November 20th, Midnight

$20.00 On-line (no shirt) registration ends

RACE DAY  Wednesday, November 21st,  2:00PM - 6:30PM

$30.00 On-site (no shirt) registration











Race Contact Info

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Race Charity

The Miss Jackson Crossroads Scholarship Pageant is a 501C3 organization and an official licensee of the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant and Miss America Organization. Our mission is to offer young women in Jackson County the opportunity to earn educational scholarships and enhance personal and professional life skills.

Since 2014, the Miss Jackson Crossroads Scholarship Pageant has provided over $35,000.00 in cash and in-kind educational scholarships to local contestants.

Three Jackson County titleholders have won the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant and competed in the Miss America Pageant: Kathie Pennington Brauteseth (1982),Victoria Fair Bork (1990), and Coni Hull Sullivan (1995).

The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance.

For more information and how you may contribute to the Miss Jackson Crossroads Scholarship Pageant, please visit:


Nite Lites Christmas 5K Fun Run/Walk

Q: Where do I register?
A: On-line: OR
Q: What are the times of the race?
A: 5K Fun Run 6:00PM/5K Walk 6:30PM
Q: What are the fees for the race?
A: $30.00 Individual with long sleeve T-shirt (registration must be complete by Sunday, November 18, Midnight)
    $40.00 Individual with Hooded Sweatshirt (registration must be complete by Sunday, November 18, Midnight)
    *children 5 years and under are free but do not receive shirt (additional t-shirts and sweatshirts are available for purchase)
Q: What are the T-shirt and sweatshirt sizes?
A: Adult S M L XL XXL Children’s S M L
Q: I can’t make the race; can I get a refund?
A: Sorry. No refunds.

Q: When and where is Packet Pick-Up?
A: Early packet pick-up will take place on Race Day beginning at 2PM:
Michigan International Speedway. 12626 US Hwy 12, Brooklyn, MI  49230                                                                                                                                           
Q: Can I pick up my friend’s packet or have my friend pick up my packet?
A: Yes, you may pick up your friend’s packet and vice versa. You must have proof of payment and signed waivers for all participants at time of packet pick-up. 

Q: Do you have any information on parking?
A: Ample on-site parking is available and free. 
Q: What are the weather policies?
A: The event will take place rain or shine.
Q: Does the Nite Lites Christmas 5K Fun Run/Walk benefit any charity?
A: Yes, the Miss Jackson Crossroads Scholarship Pageant
Q: Can I sponsor the race?
A: Yes! Contact: – and thank you for asking!

Q: Are strollers allowed?
A: Yes. The event encourages families to participate!
Q: Are dogs allowed?
A: Sorry. We love our furry friends, but they are not allowed at the event.

Q: What are the course conditions like?  I've heard they can be a little muddy.

A: Great News!  Our new location provides a paved surface!  We anticipate (even with rain) a much smoother and happier experience - especially for those with strollers, small children, and pretty shoes!


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