Candy Cane Course 5K / 10K

Saturday, December 16

Join us on Saturday, December 16 for the annual Candy Cane Course 5K, 10K Run/walk at Holiday Park Prairie Lights.  Bring a toy and run for joy! 

All 5K, 10K, 1-mile walk race participants will receive:

  • Chip-timed run on a Garmin-certified course with live results
  • Everyone’s favorite custom event hoodie (must register by December 6th)
  • Custom 3″ finisher medal for all 5K, 10K  participants
  • Awards for top 3 male and female finishers in each age group (every 10 years)
  • Free race pictures (with searchable bib)
  • Custom race bib
  • Special youth pricing for 12 and under

The Candy Cane Course is part of the Bodies Holiday Race Series. Sign up for the whole series for big discounts and member’s only perks. To sign up for the series: click here. Can’t make a race?  That’s okay!  Sign up here for the virtual race option.

Race Location, Parking & Course Map:

Holiday Park/ Prairie Lights (Map)
5610 Lake Ridge Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75052

5K Course Map | 10K Course Map

Parking is available on site in the designated parking lots.  *All participants and spectators must be in the park before 7:45 a.m. as the gates will be closing to through traffic in order to protect our runners.  After passing the gatehouse entrance of the park, take your 1st left, then your 2nd right

Race Start Time:

The Candy Cane Course  5k & 10k will start at 8:00 A.M.

Race Packet Pickup:

Friday, December 15th from 3 to 7:30 PM

Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation (map)
400 College St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050

*Packet Pickup is also available on race day at the race location from 6:45 to 7:30 AM.

Race Pricing & Registration:

Candy Cane Course 5k & 10k fees are the same

  • $29 through Oct. 22
  • $32 through Nov 26
  • $35 through Dec 14
  • $40 at packet pickup and on race day
    *Virtual Race entries will have a $5 charge for shipping.

Youth (12 & Under) – if they want a t-shirt, finisher medal, and bib.  Otherwise, they can run in the kids dash for free!

  • $16 through Dec 14
  • $22 at packet pickup and on race day

Volunteers – can’t run or have someone coming to cheer you on, we are always looking for help! It’s rewarding and we will reward you with a free entry for helping out!  Contact us for details.

*You must register by Dec 6 to be guaranteed a shirt, we cannot guarantee a shirt or size for registrations placed after this date.

Registration Options:

Register Online Now!

Race Day Schedule

We aim to provide a great race experience by keeping everything organized and on time. If any adjustments need to be made we will make announcements to keep you up-to-date. Thanks for your understanding and support.

  • 6:45-7:30 – Packet pickup & race day registration
  • 7:40 – DJ led, fun warm up
  • 7:45 – Costume contest
  • 7:50 – Kids dash
  • 8:00 – 5k and 10k race start

Immediately following your finish you will have live results, post race snacks, and finisher medals waiting for you!

Age Group Awards

Prizes for the Candy Cane Course will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the 5k and 10k races. The age categories are: 10 & Under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

*If your award is not picked up on race day you will be emailed with arrangements made for pick up.

Charity Partner

Our mission at Bodies Race Company is to make a positive impact in our community. We do this by providing a healthy activity for the whole family and benefiting local charities. We want everyone to have a great time and invest in their health but we are calling on our great community to help those in need by donating items to support Santa Cop.

We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and donations. Please bring items to packet pickup and race day.