Be a part of the 3rd annual Holiday Lights Hunger Run/Walk presented by WLKN-Lake 98.1! Take steps against hunger through Making Spirits Bright’s drive-through holiday lights show in Evergreen Park prior to its opening to the public. The first 500 people who register for the run, or either walk wave, will be given special goodie bags full of local goodies. Stop by “Santa’s Workshop” tent next to the Quarryview Center for family-friendly activities and refreshments and then join us for the after party and award ceremony down the road at 3 Sheeps Brewing! For every pint of beer purchased that evening, 3 Sheeps will donate $1.
In 2017 and 2018 combined, nearly $40,000 was raised for Sheboygan County Food Bank!
Did you know that 11,000 of our neighbors in Sheboygan County struggle with hunger? All money raised by this event goes to Sheboygan County Food Bank (SCFB). SCFB purchases, accepts and safely stores food locally at its 10,000-square foot warehouse. SCFB then works swiftly to deliver food to 16 food pantries and other partner agencies, at no cost, to ensure that 3,000 families don’t go hungry. Learn more.
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Click here to view our interactive Google map with detailed information on parking and all event locations. This map is subject to change for the 2019 event.
Quarryview Center (3401 Calumet Dr, Sheboygan, WI 53081)
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM - Packet pick up
Saturday, November 23
Quarryview Center and Evergreen Park (3401 Calumet Dr, Sheboygan, WI 53081)
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM - Packet pick up
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM – “Santa’s Workshop” tent
3:40 PM – Warm up starts near the start line with Fit Body Boot Camp trainers
4:00 PM - 5K run starts
5:00 PM – 1 mile walk starts (Wave 1)
5:30 PM – 1 mile walk starts (Wave 2)
6:00 PM – Course closes
3 Sheeps Brewing (1837 North Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53083)
5:30 PM - 5K run award ceremony and after party starts at 3 Sheeps Brewing
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Riley Haupt performs! Riley Haupt is a singer, guitarist, percussionist that brings a new appeal to performing. He builds his music by adding his own live beats, percussion, harmony and instrumentation in making a full band sound using loops. Singing music from the 50’s to the newest, modern, hot, pop tunes, he makes an ambiance that allows everyone to join in the fun!
6:30 PM – Best-dressed individual, best-decorated stroller, biggest group/team (friends and families) and biggest corporate team award ceremony starts at 3 Sheeps Brewing
Parking and Shuttle Service
Option 1 (best for families): Corner parking lot on N. 21st St. & Mayflower Ave. in Sheboygan
Option 2 (best for runners and/or those planning to attend the After Party and Award Ceremony): Parking lot of 3 Sheeps Brewing (1837 North Ave. in Sheboygan)
For volunteers ONLY: Quarryview parking lot (3401 Calumet Dr. in Sheboygan)
*Please note that there is NO PARKING at the Quarryview Center parking lot (unless you are a volunteer, or contact us for a handicap pass) and both off-site parking locations are within one mile of the event. The N. 21st St. & Mayflower Ave. lot is more suitable for families, while the 3 Sheeps Brewing lot is more suitable for runners and/or those planning to attend the After Party and Award Ceremony at 3 Sheeps. Thanks for joining us on the ride!
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Shuttle buses run a continuous loop from the 3 Sheeps parking lot, N. 21st St. & Mayflower Ave. parking lot, and the Quarryview Center area.
The last shuttle from Quarryview leaves promptly at 6:30 PM.
*For those with wheelchairs, wagons, and strollers, please be aware that shuttle services from off-site parking to and from the event will be on school buses. Please contact us if you need a handicap pass to park at the Quarryview Center parking lot – we are more than happy to accommodate your needs!
The course follows Evergreen Park’s paved drive-thru loop through Making Spirits Bright’s holiday lights and music show.
Speakers are placed throughout the course for participants to enjoy the synchronized lights and music.
Evergreen is CLOSED to all vehicles.
Evergreen is accessed from the Quarryview Center parking lot using a lit path under Calumet Drive.
Evergreen does not permit dogs into the park.
5K runners complete almost three laps of the drive-through loop. 1 mile walkers complete almost one lap of the drive-through loop. All participants are welcome to explore the course following the 5K run until the course closes at 6:00 PM.
NEW for 2019: A 5K run finish line viewing area will be available.
*Stay tuned for an official course and event map!
Results and Awards
Race Day Events will provide 5K run chip timing, day-of registration, and professional-looking start and finish lines. All preliminary results will be posted live onsite and at the finish line. Official results will be posted online during the race and on paper at 3 Sheeps following the run. *PLEASE NOTE: Walkers will not be chip timed.
Top 5K finishers: The top three male and top three female 5K finishers will each receive a one-of-a-kind aluminum ornament in the following age categories: 13-16, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. The top overall male and female 5K finishers will each receive a special medal and a Sheboygan County Food Bank cloth bag full of goodies. *PLEASE NOTE: If you think you have received a 5K run award, the award ceremony begins at 5:30 PM at 3 Sheeps Brewing taproom (1837 North Ave.). If you miss receiving your award at the ceremony, awards will not be mailed, but they will be available for pick-up 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday, at Sheboygan County Food Bank, 3115 N. 21 St., Suite 1 in Sheboygan for a limited time.
Download our app here for 5K run results!
Best-dressed individual and best-decorated stroller: Individuals interested in being entered need to be present at 3 Sheeps at 6:30 PM for voting by Food Bank friends.
Biggest group/team (friends and families) and biggest corporate team: All team members who register by Monday, November 18 at midnight will be counted towards team member totals. Any team member registrations made after this date and time will not be counted towards team member totals. If you miss receiving your award at the ceremony, awards will not be mailed, but they will be available for pick-up 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday, at Sheboygan County Food Bank, 3115 N. 21 St., Suite 1 in Sheboygan for a limited time.
If you prefer to pay with cash, or check, please email Lauren at [email protected] for a hard copy registration registration form, or pick up hard copy registration form(s) at Sheboygan County Food Bank (3115 N. 21 St. Suite #1 in Sheboygan), Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Please mail, or drop off your completed form(s) to “Attn: Lauren Smith, Sheboygan County Food Bank, 3115 N. 21st St., Sheboygan, WI 53083” by November 20, 2019 at 3 PM to guarantee the shirt size(s) you select.
Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for our 2019 or 2020 event? Please email Lauren at [email protected] if you would like to learn more. Thank you!
Participants 13 and older – long sleeve shirt and custom race bib
First 500 participants who register – special goodie bag full of local goodies
An exclusive, on-foot “sneak peek” of Making Spirits Bright in Evergreen Park one week prior to its public grand opening, including access to “Santa’s Workshop” tent for family-friendly activities and refreshments
Shuttle service to and from off-site parking
Will registration be available on the day of the event?
Yes, day-of registration is available this year! We accept credit cards, cash or check on-site inside the Quarryview Center. 5K run and 1 mile walk event registration is $30 per participant and children 12 and under register for free.
To receive your packet (which includes your race bib, pins and potential goodie bag) at packet pick up, please show this email, or your photo ID. If you wish to pick up someone else’s packet, please show his/her registration email confirmation, or a copy of his/her ID at one of the packet pick up times. Packet pick up is located at the Quarryview Center (3401 Calumet Dr, Sheboygan, WI 53081) on both Friday, November 22, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM and Saturday, November 23, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM.
A gear check tent will be available to safely hold packet pick up items and any other personal items while you are on the course.
If you are running the 5K, please watch the weather and wear appropriate clothing for cooler temperatures. Click here to check out this helpful tool to figure out the best clothing and gear to wear based on the day’s conditions. If you are walking, please consider keeping warm by bundling up in layers, including, hats, mittens, and thick socks.
Are dogs allowed on the course?
No, Evergreen Park does not permit our four-legged friends into the park.
Yes, we value this event as being family-friendly. Strollers are permitted for either the 5K run or 1 mile walk waves. Please be advised of your surroundings for your, little one’s, and other participants’ safety. If you are running the 5K, we ask that you please be extra cautious by beginning towards the back of the start line and staying to the right along the course. Please be aware that shuttle services from off-site parking to and from the event will be on school buses.
If you miss receiving your award at the ceremony, awards will not be mailed, but they will be available for pick-up 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday, at Sheboygan County Food Bank, 3115 N. 21 St., Suite 1 in Sheboygan for a limited time. Please call 920-453-0169 for more details.
Special pricing for children: Children age 12 and under register for FREE (goodie bag and shirt not included) and will have the opportunity to purchase a shirt upon registration (available sizes include: Youth Small-Youth Extra Large, Adult Small-Adult 3XL). A limited quantity of shirts will also be available for purchase the day of the event while supplies last.
Group/Team registration discount with 10+ members: Enjoy a $5 discount when you sign up as a Group/Team! For a minimum of 10 registrants, all registrants will receive $5 off. Please note that registrants 1-9 will pay the normal event fee until 10 members have registered. Once the 10th member has registered, registrants 1-9 will be refunded $5. Refunds are processed about an hour after the threshold is met. However, it may take a few days for banks to process/release. Children age 12 and under register for FREE and must use the normal registration process (not Group/Team) to register.
Corporate Team registration discount: Enjoy disregarding price increases and remain at $20 per registrant when you sign up as a Corporate Team! Corporate Teams have team captains who decide a unique code that members must enter to join the team, cost coverage options, and the maximum number of members covered.
*Please note: Corporate Teams are meant for companies interested in providing a registration discount of any amount, or free registrations for employees/members. Group Teams are meant for groups of friends, family members, or organization members.