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Dazzle Dash Fun Run/Walk AND 5K

Dazzle Dash celebrates the opening of the 22nd Symphony of Lights, including the magical lighting ceremony!

Dazzle DashFriends and families gather to walk or run through the magical outdoor display of lights at the fun run/walk (1 mile) or the new 5K race (3.1 miles). Come and experience the excitement as the holiday season begins! Enjoy entertainment, music, glowing giveaways, children's activities, light refreshments, and more! Strollers are welcome. No pets please.

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!

Quick links to information below:


Sunday, November 20, 4-7 p.m.

4-7 p.m.Dazzle Dash village open
5 p.m.Lights on / 5K run begins
5:15 p.m.Fun run/walk begins
6:30 p.m.Last admission to begin the light display course
7 p.m.Event ends / lights out


Cost includes light refreshments, giveaways and a commemorative "Dazzle Dash" shirt (while supplies last). Children 4 and under do not receive a shirt. 5K cost includes everything listed in addition to timing chip, glowing finishers’ medal and prizes for top finishers.

Fun Run /Walk Early Registration Cost:*

1-3 participants$25 each
4-9 participants$23 each
10+ participants$20 each
Child age 4 and underFREE

5K Early Registration Cost:*

Participants$35 each

* Registration fees will increase by $5 on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

No refunds. The event will take place rain, snow or shine.

Dazzle Dash Participant Packet Pickup Information

Advanced Pickup:
Monday - Thursday, Nov. 14-17, 5-8 p.m.Facebook
10705 Charter Drive, Suite 320, Columbia, MD 21044

Event Day Pickup:
Sunday, Nov. 20, 4-5 p.m.
Registration Tent

Dazzle Dash Event Location

Symphony Woods, Columbia, MD

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 for Merriweather Post Pavilion entrance on the right. Remain on Broken Land Parkway and follow signs for event parking.

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. On-site parking at Symphony Woods is not available.


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

Questions? Call the Symphony of Lights hotline at 410-740-7666.

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