Visitors to Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights have always driven around Bristol Motor Speedway and BristolSIL 5k Run/Walk Dragway during the holiday light show but this year, if they choose to, they also can run or walk through 3.1 miles of the route.

Just days before opening night of the 14th season of Speedway In Lights, one of the country’s most dazzling and successful holiday events, Bristol Motor Speedway will open the course to runners and walkers of every age for the Speedway In Lights 5k Run/Walk presented by Fleet Feet Sports Nov. 14.  The 5k Run/Walk will begin at 6:30 p.m. that evening.

The SIL 5k is a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season with a preview of Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights, while also supporting Speedway Children’s Charities as all funds raised through the event will benefit the Bristol Chapter of the non-profit organization.

Adults wishing to enter the 5k Run/Walk can do so for $20 in advance of the event or $25 the day of the race. Children 12 and under may enter for $5 in advance for an untimed entry or $7 for a timed entry.  Children 3 and under are free and will not be timed.

The first 300 Adult participants will receive a long-sleeve event t-shirt, as well as a sling bag. All participants 12 and under will receive a sling bag and an event medallion upon finishing. All participants are invited to the Mellow Mushroom Pizza Party immediately following the race.

Event medallions will be awarded to both male and female runners in the following categories, (Top 3): Top Overall, Top Masters, Top Grand Masters, as well as age groups (Top 3): under 10, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and over.  In addition, the top three overall finishers in both the male and female categories will be awarded additional prizes. 1st place Overall male and female winners will receive two suite seats to the March and August race weekends in 2011 and a free pass to Speedway In Lights. Second-place Overall male and female finishers take home two grandstand tickets to both the March and August Sprint Cup events and third-place Overall male and female runners will receive two tickets to the March Sprint Cup event.

For those interested in pre-race packet pickup, it will take place at Fleet Feet Sports in Kingsport on Friday Nov 12 from 11-6 and Sat Nov 13 from 11-5.  All participants will still have to come to the Speedway registration tent on the day of the race to sign the participant waiver and receive a wristband.  

To register online click on the button below.

Register Online Mail-In Entry Form Mail-In Entry Form

The Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, a non-profit organizations, has raised in excess of $5.5 million over the past 13 years for children’s agencies in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.