St. Louis

Forest Park - Cricket Field, Cricket Drive and Grand Drive, St. Louis, MO

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About Light The Night

Event Schedule:

5:00 p.m. - Registration Opens. Food tent, Kid Zone, Sponsor tents, and Pharma tents also open

7:15 p.m. - Opening Survivor Ceremony Begins

7:30 p.m. - Start of Walk 

8:30 - 8:45 p.m. - Fireworks Finale

Parking :

Parking will be available throughout Forest Park, but the main parking area is the Upper Muny Lot. Trolley service will be available from the Upper Muny Lot to Cricket Field from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during Registration and from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. after the walk.

Note: New this year - Grand Ave and the roads surrounding the east end of Cricket Field along our walking path will be closed Saturday morning through the duration of the event to ensure our participants safety. Road closures are marked on the map as Red X's and Red Bars. We recommend that you get to the Upper Muny Lot using the following routes:

Coming from Interstate 64:
Exit onto Hampton heading toward Forest Park.
Take a slight right onto Wells Drive heading toward the Jewel Box.
At the traffic circle take the third exit onto McKinley Drive.
The entrance to the Upper Muny Lot will be on your right after you pass Union Drive.

Coming from Lindell:
Turn Onto Washington Drive heading into the park (At the History Museum).
Continue around the History Museum and make a slight right turn to continue on Washington Drive.
Turn Left onto Grand Drive heading toward the visitor center and Dwight Davis Tennis Center.
Turn Right onto Cricket Drive (You will see Cricket Field and Light The Night on your left as you drive down Cricket!).
Turn Right onto Government Drive (Pagoda Circle).
Follow the circle until you come to McKinley Drive.
Make a Right Turn onto McKinley
The entrance to the Upper Muny Lot will be the first left that you come to (It is a sharp left turn).

(Click on the map to open a version that allows you to zoom in)

Event Map (click on the map for a version that allows you to zoom in):

Registration Tent:

Visit our registration tent to turn in any collected donations or make a donation yourself to support local cancer patients and their families.

You will also pick up your lantern tickets at the Registration Tent and take your tickets to the Lantern Tent to get your lanterns. Remember, Gold is for walking in memory of someone, Red is for supporters, and White is for our patients and survivors.
All Registered Participants get a lantern! Not registered? You can register using the button above or register at the Registration Tent at the Walk.

All registered participants that raise $100 will receive a Light The Night t-shirt that can be picked up at the Registration Tent!

Event Activities:

Bring a lawn chair and a cooler and tailgate with your family and friends! Take some time to meet other Light The Nighters!

We are excited to welcome back the Fabulous Motown Revue for music entertainment from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Bring your kids to our Kids Zone to participate in crafts, face painting, basketball, balloon animals, and other fun activities.

Visit our Sponsor Tents for fun activities ranging from science experiments to makeovers!


Hot dogs, bratwurst, chips, water, soda, and sno-cones will be provided for all courtesy of UFCW Local 88 & 655. You can make a donation at the food tent to support LLS and the UFCW Light The Night team. You are welcome to bring your own food in addition and picnic with your family and friends.


Survivors and patients will receive a Survivor T-shirt and white Survivor Lantern regardless of their fundraising level. You can get your t-shirt and lantern at the Pharmacyclics Survivor Tent. During the Opening Ceremony, all survivors and patients will be invited to join the Survivor Circle in front of the stage.

Remembrance Pavilion:

Our Remembrance Pavilion will be open all evening. This is a quiet reflective place to honor those who have passed and support those in the battle. Photos of loved ones are welcome to be displayed! You are also welcome to sign the remembrance banner dedicated to loved ones.

Bright Light Tent:

Bright Lights raise $1,000 for local patients and their families and allow the Gateway Chapter to receive extra funding from our National Pharmaceutical Partners. We have created a Bright Light Tent this year to celebrate our Bright Lights! Stop by to receive your Bright Light shirt and other surprise goodies!


How Long is the Walk/What If I Am Not Able To Walk?

The walk is not quite one mile around Cricket Field on flat ground. If you are not able to walk, don’t worry! Many participants stay behind on the field. The Fabulous Motown Revue will continue to play during the Walk.


What Happens in Bad Weather?

We will be walking rain or shine! If the field is determined to be too muddy on the Thursday prior to the walk, we will move the location to the Upper Muny Parking Lot. We will notify participants ASAP if this change should occur.


Can I Bring My Own Food/Drinks?

Food, drinks, and coolers are allowed. We want you to tailgate, meet other families, and make connections! Make note that there is no glass allowed in the park. Tents will be provided for teams raising $10,000 or more in the top team area. Tables and chairs will be provided for teams raising $5,000 or more in the top team area. Chairs and blankets are more than welcome!


Can I Turn In Money At The Walk?

Absolutely! Please make sure your money is clearly labeled in a walker envelope.  If you don’t have one, you will be asked to fill one out at the registration tent.


Can I Bring My Pet?

Yes, friendly pets on leashes are welcome. We just ask that you clean up after your pet and keep an eye on them at all times.


Can Someone Not Registered Still Walk?

Absolutely. However, in order to receive a lantern you must be registered. Click the "Register" button at the top of the page to register. You will also be able to register at the event. If you’re registered you also get special invitations and information for next year’s walk and other fun events!


I Haven’t Raised Any Money. Can I Still Walk?

Of course! There is no minimum to walk. All donations to LLS are appreciated. Donations are accepted at the event and after the event through January 31, 2020


How Do I Get A T-Shirt/Lantern?

Become a Champion for Cures and raise a minimum of $100 to receive a t-shirt. Every registered walker will receive a lantern! Survivor shirts and lanterns will be provided for cancer patients and survivors regardless of their fundraising level.


Can I Raise Money Even After The Walk Is Over?

YES! Fundraising doesn’t end until January 31, 2020!

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