Light the Way 5k registration now open


The Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting runners and walkers for Light the Way 5k and Fun Run, a nighttime race under the Christmas lights of historic downtown Natchitoches. The race will be Sunday, Dec. 12 at 7:05 p.m. beginning and ending in front of the riverbank stage. Registration and packet pick-up will begin at 4 p.m.

In addition to the 5k, there will be a 1-mile fun run at 6:45 p.m. for those who just wish to walk and enjoy the lights.

Awards will be given to winners in each age bracket and to those with the most Christmas spirit. Race participants are encouraged to wear Christmas themed attire, costumes or ugly Christmas sweaters. Attendees will receive swag bags and race T-shirts with their registration. To register for this event visit

Proceeds will benefit the A+ Coalition, an education initiative of the Chamber dedicated to advancing education in Natchitoches Parish.