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Dazzle Dash Weekend

Dazzle Dash is a special treat that celebrates the opening of the 21st Annual Symphony of Lights. The Symphony of Lights is the largest annual fundraising event benefitting Howard County General Hospital, the only hospital in Howard County. Thank you for your support!Facebook

Friends and families gather to walk or run 1.4 miles through the magical outdoor display of lights. Come and experience the excitement as the holiday season begins! Enjoy games and activities for children of all ages, food, music, entertainment and giveaways. Sunday, November 16th's activities include face painting, crafts, and a moonbounce. Strollers are welcome. No pets please. 

Visit our Facebook page for announcements of our 2014 featured food and entertainment.


Saturday, November 15 / 5:00-7:30pm: Dazzle "Dash" - Runners only!

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.Food / activities
5:30 p.m.Lights on/run begins
7:00 p.m.Last admission for the light display course
7:30 p.m.Run ends/lights out

Sunday, November 16 / 4:00 - 7:30pm: Family Fun Day and Stroll - Walkers only!

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.Food / activities
5:30 p.m.Lights on/walk begins
6:30 p.m.Last admission for the light display course
7:30 p.m.Walk ends/lights out



Cost includes light refreshments, giveaways and a long sleeved "Dazzle Dash" shirt (while supplies last). Children 3 and under do not receive a shirt.

Registration Cost:

1-3 participants$30.00 each
4-9 participants$25.00 each
10+ participants$23.00 each
Child age 3 and underFREE

There will be no refunds. The event will take place rain, snow or shine.

Packet Pickup Information

Your registration includes a packet with a souvenir Dazzle Dash long-sleeved shirt (shirts available while supplies last; children 3 and under will not receive a shirt), race number and more!

Wear the race number you receive at packet pickup during the event to verify your registration and to gain access to pre-race activities as well as admission to the course.

Early Packet Pickup
Dazzle Dash participants may pick up their race packets prior to the event from Monday, November 10 - Thursday, November 13. Check your registration confirmation e-mail for early packet pickup times and location.

Event Day Packet Pickup at the Registration Tent:
Runners Event-Saturday, November 15th, 5:00-6:00pm only
Walkers Event- Sunday, November 16th, 4:00-5:00pm only

Dazzle Dash Event Location

Symphony Woods, Columbia, MD (Use Merriweather Post Pavilion entrance off Broken Land Parkway)

Directions and Parking

Directions to Symphony of Lights at Symphony Woods, Columbia, MD:
From I-95, take Rt. 32 West (Exit 38-B) toward Columbia; exit at Rt. 29 North (Columbia Town Center); proceed to Exit 18-B (Broken Land Parkway) and follow signs to Merriweather Post Pavilion entrance on the right.

Mapping your route? Symphony of Lights is located at the intersection of Broken Land Parkway and Hickory Ridge Road, Columbia, MD 21044.

Parking for Dazzle Dash:
Follow directions above, continue 2/10 of a mile past Merriweather Post Pavilion entrance on Broken Land Parkway to the Corporate 70 Building; parking lot located at the intersection of Broken Land Parkway and Little Patuxent Parkway; or the Mall in Columbia parking lot, located directly behind the Corporate 70 Building.


Online registration for Dazzle Dash is no longer available.

Please download the applicable registration form below and bring the completed form with payment to the Registration tent (“Need to Register” line) on the day of the event. On-site registration will be available for the first hour of the event

Saturday, November 15th Registration Form (Runners)
Sunday, November 16th Registration Form (Walkers)

Thank you for your support of Howard County General Hospital!

Read the Release and Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement.

Questions? Please call 410-740-7666.

All proceeds benefit Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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