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The very popular South Philadelphia Holiday Lights Run, sponsored by South Philly Striders and Fishtown Beer Runners, is new and improved this year. The loop course starts and ends at Toll Man Joe’s, 26 E. Oregon Ave., where there is plenty of parking under I-95 and an enormous indoor-outdoor space the generous owners are setting aside for Holiday Lights Run.

There will also be drink and food specials. Watch the Facebook page for details.

Two routes will be mapped with distances of three miles and a shade under six. Courses are not marked, but maps will be there for the taking at the start. If you’d rather just come to the bar for conviviality, that’s okay, too.

Note on safety: Please obey traffic laws and cross streets only on green lights.

Note on neighborliness: Be considerate of residents of these neighborhoods. Stay on the sidewalk. Do not trample lawns!

As usual a big part of the Holiday Lights run is the food drive to benefit PhilAbundance. Please bring non-perishable items that night or click on the link to make your holiday donation anytime.