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Bright Lights for Easterseals 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk

Join us Wed., Nov. 28, for this unique run/walk through Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights!

ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 ONLY, Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights will be closed to vehicles and carriages, and open ONLY to runners, walkers, and persons using wheelchairs or other mobility equipment for “Bright Lights for Easterseals” – a 5K timed run AND 1-mile family fun walk! More details are available on the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center’s Facebook page.


Individuals may also register the day of the race. from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at Garvin Park.

Individuals can pick up race packets before the event on Tues., Nov. 27, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Ultimate Fit in Evansville or on race day from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., under the arches at the park’s North Main Street entrance. The 5K starts at 5:45 p.m. and must be completed by 6:45 p.m. Run registration is $25 ($30 after Nov. 16) and includes a t-shirt (while quantities last). Awards will go to the top two male and female finishers in these categories: overall male and female; 14 and under; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70 and over.

CHILDREN AND ADULTS CAN ALSO ENTER THE 1-MILE UNTIMED WALK under the arches at the Garvin Park entrance right before beginning their stroll. Individuals can start the walk any time between 6:15pm and 8:30pm, and must be completed before the park closes at 9pm. Walk admission is $5 per person (free for 5K participants and kids under 2) or $15 per person with a t-shirt.

T-shirts purchased separately are $10 and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sizes and quantities ARE LIMITED, so organizers encourage everyone to order early.

Questions about “Bright Lights for Easterseals” may be directed to Rhonda Trail, volunteer race director, at Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.  No pets are allowed, except service animals accompanying individuals with disabilities.

With the exception of Nov. 28, Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights is open to vehicles nightly through Jan. 1,  5-9pm Sun.-Thur. and 5-10pm Fri.-Sat.  The cost for vehicles with up to 6 people is $7; 7-14 people $10; 15 people or more $25. Admission is cash only. Carriage rides are available, weather permitting, for $30, which includes admission for up to 6 people. All proceeds fund therapy services for local children and adults with disabilities served by the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center.

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