Gallipolis in Lights - An ELECTRIC Experience (13 Photos)

By: Pat | May 10, 2015

Check out this amazing experience on the evening of May 16 in Gallipolis, Ohio. If you are looking for an exciting event for you and your family, this is it!

In 2013, a couple of friends got together and planned on making the Gallipolis City Park and the entire town of Gallipolis Ohio a must-go-to place when searching out Christmas lights. They said, "Our Park is nice, but we want to make it GREAT!". Thus, the first ever Gallipolis in Lights 5K (Night) ELECTRIC RIVER Run/Walk was created!

This is not a picture of Gallipolis, but this is their vision.

With any big plan, you have to come up with the money to do so. Shari Rocchi and friends, who are behind the Gallipolis in Lights Electric River Run, came up with the idea of hosting a 5K with the hope that a few friends would come out.

To their utter amazement, over 500 people showed up to their event and had the time of their lives! They were overwhelmed by the response!

They raised $14,000 last year!

and put it to work!

It took a 2 trucks and many hours to hang all of the brand new lights that they bought with the proceeds from their first 5K.

The group started on November 1st and worked every weekend till the night of the lighting, which was the evening before Thanksgiving.

If you didn't get to see how amazing and beautiful the Gallipolis City Park looked last Christmas, then make plans to head to Gallipolis this December!

Amazing video of the park during the hollidays!

They are not done yet! They want to continue to grow on their idea and turn Gallipolis into a tourist destination during the holiday season.

This event enjoys tremendous support from everyone in Gallipolis. The entire course is lined with houses decorated with lights for the holidays. It is a real treat to run this unique race in May.

Bring your entire family and friends for this fun and exciting event that helps a local group make their community better.

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