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Bright Nights Road Race

Not your ordinary walk in the park.

Run the 5k route through the magnificent lighting displays.

The race begins at the Seuss Land Arch (Walker Grandstand) to the Poinsettia Candles (Picknelly Field) and back to Seuss Land.


Runners must be at least 14 years old on race day.


Rain Date


Sponsors - 2019


  • Baystate Health
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Freedom Credit Union
  • Health New England
  • Peter Pan Bus Lines
  • Springfield College


Special Thanks

  • Columbia Gas
  • Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management
  • Springfield Fire Department
  • Springfield Police Department
  • Springfield Water & Sewer Commission
  • Sunbelt Rentals


Race Details

Registration Fee - $65

Includes souvenir lightweight wicking quarter-zip pullover, post-race soup supper at NEW Bright Nights Storage Facility and Bright Nights VIP Pass.

Limited to the first 500 completed and paid registrants

No post entries

No refunds

No substitutions

No runners under the age of 14 on race day

No headphones, no strollers, no walking and no dogs

No bandit runners

For participants, entrance is at the Trafton Road Gate - Cyr Arena 

Registration and post-race soup supper are in NEW Bright Nights Maintenance/Storage Facility

Check-In at 5PM

Race Starts at 6:30PM

Prizes are awarded in both male and female categories

14 - 19
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59

Additional Soup Supper Tickets - $10

Race Results

Bright Nights
Located in Forest Park

Set your GPS to:

300 Sumner Avenue
Springfield, MA 01108

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Contact Us

From MA, NH, VT, NY:
Exit 6 off Mass Pike (I-90) to I-291 West (Springfield) to I-91 South. I-91 South to Exit 4 (Route 83/Main Street). Follow Route 83 with left at light, straight through next light, first right up Longhill Street, left at next light on to Sumner Avenue. Straight through two lights. Forest Park is on the right.

From CT:
Exit 2 off I-91 North, (Route 83/Forest Park/East Longmeadow). Straight through first light. Right at next light onto Route 83 South/Sumner Avenue. Straight through two lights. Forest Park is on the right.


November 25, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Sunday through Thursday – 5PM to 9PM

Friday, Saturday and Holidays* – 5PM to 11PM

Buses with Reservations Priority – 5PM to 6PM

*Holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day (5pm to 9pm)