2020 CarMax Tacky Light Run

December 11-13, 2020

The Tacky Continues—Official Course or Virtually!

CarMax Tacky Light Run - In Person or Virtual

$22 Registration ends December 20, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

CarMax Tacky Light Run

Everyone's favorite holiday-themed fun run is taking on a new format to keep the tradition alive while also supporting the safety of our participants. The 2020 CarMax Tacky Light Run will happen on multiple 'Official Courses' in Chesterfield County! With more than one course to choose from, & the option to participate virtually, this multi-night event means you can run or walk when you please. Walton Park & the surrounding areas are going all out, so you better come dressed to impress in your tacky best! Sweater, costumes, & lights are encouraged—especially so you can make sure you're safe & visible to all! Everyone will receive a long-sleeved shirt, & the option to add a tacky ornament onto your registration to keep that yearly ornament collection going strong! Let’s show ‘em that you can’t hold tacky down!


Youth pricing (ages 2-14); pricing will adjust on the check out page. 

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Register by Thursday, December 3rd to guarantee packet arrival by event weekend

  • Long Sleeve Participant Shirt (sizes Youth Medium - XX Large)
  • Santa Tracker (bib number)
  • $5 off your 2021 CarMax Tacky Light Run entry
  • Entry into the CarMax Tacky Light Run contest to win a prize pack valued at $400
  • Marked courses in Chesterfield County. Courses will include route signage and traffic calming measures.
  • Packet Mailing


Please note: Add on items including glow kits, lights, a tacky ornament, and other holiday-themed merchandise will be offered for additional fees during registration.


When it comes to the CarMax Tacky Light Run, it doesn't matter who's the fastest...we just want to see who has the most holiday spirit! So dig out your grandmother's favorite holiday sweater, charge those battery packs, and buy all the garland you can afford, because the competition for these award categories is as serious as Santa!

If you would like to participate in the costume contest, submit a photo here or tag @SportsBackers with #nevertootacky on Facebook or Instagram.


Participant Awards

Best Tacky Sweater

Merry & Bright: Brightest Dressed

Best Overall: Individual/Group

Photo Submission Form

Tacky Wonderland Courses

Show off your holiday spirit and take the hassle out of finding RVA's best lightshows by participating on one of our marked courses.

Multiple marked courses in Chesterfield County

Courses will be marked from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 11-13

Roads will NOT be closed. Signage and traffic calming measures will be in place


Walton Park: Weave your way through the Walton Park neighborhood, where you will be dazzled with lights and sights from the North Pole and beyond.
Additional courses to come


Participate Virtually: If you are unable to participate on one of our marked courses, complete your festive journey on a course of your own.
Walton Park Route Courses

Kids Run RVA is an initiative of Sports Backers, a local non-profit organization, that motivates thousands of young people across our region to run & be active on a regular basis. Sports Backers is committed to improving the health of our children by encouraging routine physical activity, which is critical to their long-term growth & well-being.


Kids Run RVA provides training opportunities for youth of all ages, abilities, & backgrounds. For schools in low income communities, Kids Run RVA is covering the cost of students participating in the Kids Challenge: Virtual Edition.


Donations are critical to the program’s success. Each time a child laces up his or her shoes, you will be giving them the most important gift of all-a path to good health & fitness!


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Let’s Go, RVA! Sports Backers mission is to inspire active living in all corners of our community. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to producing quality sporting events & programs that motivate residents & visitors to be more active, supporting youth running & fitness programs, & advocating for safe bike & pedestrian infrastructure. 


Due to COVID-19, we had to stop all in-person events & cancel all in-person programming in the Spring. But, our staff is hard at work bringing virtual & social distancing options to our region including virtual & outside fitness classes, virtual kids physical activity videos & classes, workout challenges, virtual events, &, most recently, socially distanced in-person events.



Cancellation Policy

Entry fees are non-refundable, even in the case of a race cancellation and/or if you are unable to participate. Race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another person. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your number to anyone else.



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