Holiday Lights 5K

Sat November 21, 2020 Canton, GA 30115 US Directions
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Veterans 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!  For 2020, there will be 200,000 more lights being put up and at least a dozen more displays compared to last year! 

We have the entire Veteran's Memorial Park in Canton, so there's no traffic beeping and making you run faster.  You can race through, do a leisurely jog, or walk the 5K course, starting at 6 PM.  We'll have a staggered start for social distancing.  We'll also have chip timing, great race shirts, and 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 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!

Race Contact Info

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Entry Fee & Registration

Preview Pricing (through 9/30)

  • 5K...$25
  • Virtual 5K...$25

Early Bird Pricing (10/1 - 10/24)

  • 5K...$27
  • Virtual 5K...$30

Regular Pricing (10/25 - 11/20)

  • 5K...$30
  • Virtual 5K...$30

Race Day


Early Packet Pickup
Save time race morning & come see us at Early Packet Pickup!
Friday, Nov. 20th from 4 PM - 7 PM
Wild Wing Cafe  
410 Peachtree Pkwy #242, Cumming GA 30041 
Dine in or Take Out & save 1/2 off an appetizer when you say you're with the race.  
Event Beneficiary

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

Papa's Pantry has just celebrated it's 20th year and has expanded to become Encompass Ministries.  Encompass Ministries utilizes a holistic approach helping individuals and families attain stability through food assistance and specific guided training to those who experience unexpected financial hardship, those who find themselves victims of domestic abuse, in addition 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, no mass start for social distancing, & live results!

Certified Course#: GA20006DJ


Awards & Goodies

Great long sleeve shirts to all participants (guaranteed and in your size if you register by 11/15.

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+)
Groups & Teams

Grab your family, friends, and coworkers & put together a team...You'll have loads of extra fun, as well as score a great discount.

  • 5+ people...Save $2.50
  • 11+ people...Save $3.75
  • 21+ people...Save $5.00

*Refunds are given automatically after minimum is met.

Virtual Running - How it works

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

Still want to participate 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.

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!

Step 2

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

Step 5

Submit your results online at: Holiday Lights 5K Time Input

You can submit your race time anytime anytime until 11/21/2020 11:59 PM..

Step 6

View your Results Monday after the Event Date.

Five Star Championships & Turkey Trot
  • All participants will automatically qualify for FREE entry into one of the Five Star Turkey Trots; see website for details. 
  • Top finishers will also have the opportunity to earn a spot in the championships to be held January 2021. The number of spots available is based on the total registration...see event website for details.
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 15 - Deadline to guarantee shirt & size

November 21 - Race Day

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


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