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Sports Backers announces first CarMax Tacky Light Run

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Break out the tinsel and decorations, and put on your favorite ugly sweater, because Sports Backers and CarMax are teaming up to host the first annual Tacky Light Run!

Combining lights that will take your breath away with a marathon that will leave you gasping for breath, the six kilometer (3.72-mile) holiday-themed run will start and finish at the Midlothian Mines Park, looping participants by some of the most festive homes in the adjoining Walton Park neighborhood.

"You can see our neighborhood glowing from a distance," said Katie Bozzo from the Walton Park Community Association. "It's that tacky. Tastefully tacky."

The race will be held Dec. 14 at 6:00 p.m. To register, visit

"You're going to encounter a lot of our residents having their block parties, cheering you on," Bozzo said in an interview Thursday. "We're going to decorate. We'll be out there playing music, cheering for you. It's going to be a big fun Christmas party."

Click here to see a map of the Tacky Light Run course:

The race will not be timed, leaving the most competitive part to be all of the costumes.

"We're going to have best Santa," said Jon Lugbill, Executive Director of the Sports Backers. "This morning I was thinking we should have best nativity scene actually running the race. We're not sure what we're going to do about camels."

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