Sat November 19, 2022 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!~
Countdown to Race Day
Be there LIVE for some amazing lights!


$35 6:00PM EST Price increases after November 12, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Can't make it, but love the shirt & support the cause!

Virtual 5K

$30 Registration ends November 19, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

5K-No Swag

$30 6:00PM EST Price increases after November 12, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
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 are adding additional offsite parking, and running shuttles to be able to accommodate more participants this year, so come on out to see the beautiful display!

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 (ends 8/30)

  • 5K:  $25
  • 5K-No Swag:  $20
  • Virtual 5K:  $30

Early Bird Pricing (ends 9/29)

  • 5K:  $27
  • 5K-No Swag:  $22
  • Virtual 5K:  $30

Regular Pricing (ends 11/12)

  • 5K:  $30
  • 5K-No Swag:  $25 
  • Virtual 5K:  $30

Last minute pricing - (ends 11/19)

  • 5K:  $35
  • 5K-No Swag:  $30
  • Virtual 5K:  $30 (virtual registration closes 11/19 @ 11:59)

 Awesome race shirt guaranteed in your size with registration until 11/3/22.  Afterwards, they'll be while supplies last.

* Head lamp / light is suggested.

Event Beneficiary

This event is fundraising for Serv International.

SERV Food Local is a locally focused program of SERV International, which aspires to work together with a community of volunteers and monthly donors to change the lives of local families in need.  It is located at 3145 Marietta Highway Canton, GA 30114.  


Mission Statement

SERV’s mission, both globally and locally, is to use food as a platform to share Christ.


How the local chapter helps the community:

SERV Food Local starts by providing families with one of the most essential items one can give: Food. With the help of community volunteers, SERV Food Local currently packs out over 800 food boxes each month for families in need.


As an organization, SERV International reaches far and wide to distribute life-saving food to children and adults, the elderly, and refugees living in complex regions; areas of operations include Ukraine, Jordan, and Kenya. Since 2019, SERV began partnering on a local level with individuals and organizations to identify and serve food to families with the greatest needs, those in need of temporary relief, or those just looking for a helping hand. With the help of local communities across the Atlanta area, SERV Food Local aims to ensure families don't have to choose between putting food on the table, gas in the tank, or paying vital bills.


More info about SERV Food Local, as well as local volunteer opportunities, can be found at:


Check out our on site thrift store as well at


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 11/3.

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 until 11/19/2022 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 2022 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 2023. The number of spots available is based on the total registration. 

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 3rd - Deadline to guarantee shirt & size

November 19 - 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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