Lanier Under the Lights 5K

Sat November 9 - Sun November 10 Buford, GA 30518 US Directions
Races start at 5:45 PM each day!

Race Website

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Lanier Islands in Buford
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, GA US 30518


Two Race Dates: Nov 9th & Nov 10th, 2019

Saturday Has Filled But Sunday's Race Remains Open! 


  • Thru Nov 8th at 9pm: $30.00 (Reduced by $10.00) (No Race Tee Included)
  • * Sold out of race tees as of 11/6 at 6pm
  • * All registrants will receive a 2019 Finishers Medal
  • * $15 gate fee has been lowered to $10.00 for this event and is no longer covered in the registration, so please carpool.
  • * Lanier Islands annual gate pass holders will NOT pay gate fee.
  • * Chip Timed & Peachtree Qualifier: USATF #: GA19027DJ

Our 5K winds through 3.1 miles of towering Christmas light displays as part of the ‘Magical Nights of Lights' at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands in Buford, GA.  This event is held prior to the vehicle tours of the lights, and great family time at the Licence to Chill Snow Island starting on Nov 17th.  Each night the 5K Walk/Run starts at 5:45pm which is right at dusk. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy seeing the light displays, Christmas music playing on the course, and don't forget the Santa Claus bobble head dolls for our overall and age group awards.  All those who register prior to Nov 1 will receive a race tee and cool finishers medal.  Support the Marine Corps Toys for Tots by bringing a toy or check valued at $10.00 or more for entry into our Marine Corps Toys for Tots RAFFLE held at each race.


Take advantage of our new referral program, powered by RunSignUp, and race for FREE! When you register for the Lanier Under the Lights 5K, you'll receive a special link to share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram -or- by email. When five of your friends use that link to register you'll get a refund of your entry fee credited back to the card you used to register for the race**.

It's super easy to join the program, just follow the steps below.

  1. Register for the Lanier Under the Lights 5K at
  2. Check your confirmation email or your RunSignUp account page to get your custom link. It will also ask you to share to Facebook when completing registration.
  3. Share your link with the world! 

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2019 Finishers Medal

Each registered participant will receive a 2019 Lanier Under the Lights finishers medal.

Course Map

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2019 Race Tee

50/50 Gildan Long Sleeve Tee 



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