Sat November 20, 2021 Canton, GA 30115 US Directions
Come on out for the BEST Holiday Lights 5K!
If you missed out last year, make sure you sign up early for 2021!~
Be there LIVE for some amazing lights!


6:00PM EST
Can't make it, but love the shirt & support the cause!

Virtual 5K

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Veteran's Memorial Park
7345 Cumming Hwy
Canton, GA US 30115

What better way to start the Holidays than with a chance to run through a Holiday Light Display!  If you came out last year, you'll remember how AH-mazing these lights were!  We will have a cap of 500 this year, so make sure to sign up early!

We have the entire Veteran's Memorial Park in Canton, so there won't be any traffic beeping to pressure you to run faster.  You can race through, do a leisurely jog, or walk the 5K course, starting at 6 PM.  We'll have chip timing, great race shirts, finisher medals & awards for the Overalls, Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Masters, and the Top three in all the usual five year age groups.

After the race, you may even hop in your car and drive through to enjoy the lights again with music!

If you're coming with family/friends, we ask that you try to carpool!

* Head lamp / light is suggested

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Entry Fee & Registration

Preview Pricing (through 8/31)

  • 5K:  $25
  • Virtual 5K:  $30

Early Bird Pricing (9/1 - 9/30)

  • 5K:  $27
  • Virtual 5K:  $30

Regular Pricing (10/1- 11/13)

  • 5K:  $30
  • Virtual 5K:  $30

Last minute pricing - (11/14 - Race Day)

5K:  $35

Virtual 5K:  $30 (virtual registration closes 11/18)

 Awesome race shirt guaranteed in your size with registration until 11/14/21.  Afterwards, they'll be while supplies last.

** We will have a cap of 500 this year so make sure to sign up early!

* Head lamp / light is suggested.

Packet Pickup Info
Early Packet Pickup     
We strongly suggest you come to early packet pickup to save you time from waiting in line race day!  We have hit capacity of 500 runners.
 Friday, Nov. 19th from 4 - 7 pm @ Reformation Brewery  105 Elm St, Woodstock, GA 30188  (678) 345-8080

Race Day
Check-in opens at 5:00 PM.  Please arrive closer to 5PM so you have enough time to warm up, use the restroom & get to the start line!
Event Beneficiary

This event is fundraising for Encompass Ministries, aka Papa's Pantry (

Encompass Ministries was founded in 1998 as Papa's Pantry. For over 23 years, they have served thousands of individuals and families to achieve stability by utilizing a holistic approach. Services include food assistance, job and career coaching, money management, and a variety of life skills training components. Their entire mission is to help people get on their feet after a financial setback, and equip them with the tools to remain stable. Populations served are those who experience unexpected financial hardship, victims of domestic abuse, addiction recovery programs, and at-risk youth

Course & Timing

Great course 100% inside of Veteran's Park that's a certified Peachtree Qualifier and wonderfully flat & fast.  You don't want to miss this one!

Event will be chip timed!

Certified Course#: GA20006DJ


Awards & Goodies

Great long sleeve shirts to all participants, in your size, if you register by 11/14.

Awards will be given as follows in both Male & Female categories:

  • Overall
  • Overall Masters
  • Overall Grand Masters
  • Overall Senior Masters
  • 5 year age groups (10 & Under - 75+)

Finisher medals for participants!

Groups & Teams

Grab all your super buddies out there to join the F-U-N & score a discount too! 

5+:  $2.50 off

11+:  $3.75 off

21+:  $5 off

51+:  $6.25 off

100+:  $7.50 off


Can't make it out to the event site on race day?

Still want to participate or support the cause, and have a shot at an award? Or, maybe you saw the shirt and said:  "Sweet...I want one!"  Then, the virtual race is for you.  Run when & where you want, just submit your time by end of Race Day.  We'll ship out virtual packages the Monday after event date! *Shipping available for continental US only.

New to Virtual Running?  Here's how it works:

Step 1

Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you!  Sign up, and register for the Holiday Lights 5K Virtual!

Step 2

Download your Custom Digital Bib!  Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not), and get ready to get moving!

Step 3

Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want.   Please remember to social distance & be safe!

Step 4


Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route, and use the hashtag #holidaylights5k #fivestarrunning

Step 5

Submit your results directly on

You can submit your race time HERE on the Virtual Results page anytime from 11/14/21 until 11/20/2021 11:59 PM.

Step 6

View your Virtual Results HERE Monday after the Event Date.

Five Star Championships & Turkey Trot

All participants will automatically qualify for (1) FREE entry into one of the 2021 Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trots.  See event website.

Top finishers will also have the opportunity to earn a spot in the Championships held in January 2022. The number of spots available is based on the total registration. See event website 

Event Courtesy & Refund Policy

Our events are designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind; any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike
conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.

All registrations are final. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.

Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants...there are no refunds in this case.

Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.

No COVID-19 Refunds.  If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided.  The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.

Event Schedule

November 14 - Deadline to guarantee shirt & size

November 20 - Race Day

5:00 pm - Race Day registration & check in opens
6:00 pm - Race Start


Interested in being a Sponsor for the event?  Please email for more information.  Thank you!


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