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New Years Day 5K & Half Marathon

1/1/25, 1:50 PM

North Forsyth Middle School

3645 Coal Mountain Rd
Cumming, GA US 30028

2025 Details Coming Soon

#NYD5K #NYDhalfmarathon #NYDmarathon

Race Information

It's never too early to start thinking ahead!

We're starting 2024 the only way we know how, with a race!  After you ring in the New Year, take a nap then come out, and join us and RUN (or walk) into the New Year!  We're putting on the #NYD5K.

We thought it would be appropriate to kiss 2023 goodbye, and are offering the NYD5K for just $24!  We'll have the same great course, music & an awesome Finisher Medal!  Make sure you're registered, as we'll only be offering Finisher Medals for the first 250 participants (we ran out last year!).  We'll have shirts as an additional purchase for $25 during registration.

If you're not ready to be out & about, join us for the virtual 5K or Half Marathon, & we will ship you your swag (continental US only; lower 48 states)!  Virtual participants will receive a Finisher Medal and shot at awards! Purchase your commemorative NYD 2023 shirt for just $25 during registration!  We'll start at 9:00 AM at North Forsyth Middle School in Cumming, & we'll have awards in the following categories:  Top 3 Overall M/F, Top 3 Masters M/F, Top 3 Grand Masters M/F, Top 3 Senior Masters M/F, & Top 3 in all the usual 5 year Age Groups 10 & Under through 75+!


Event Schedule

December 22

  • Last day to register to guarantee your shirt size.

December 31

  • Early Packet Pickup 3PM - 5PM

  • Mellow Mushroom ( The Collections ) 410 Peachtree Pkwy Cumming, GA 30041

January 1

      Race Day

  • 8:00 am     Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup Opens

  • 8:50 am     Half Marathon Starts

  • 9:00 am     5K Starts


We're going to start the year the only way we know how; with an awesome 5K (and a NEW FOR 2024 Half Marathon)  for just $24!  The first 250 pre-registered participants are guaranteed a great finisher medal.

Order your commemorative race shirt for just $25!  Deadline to order your shirt is 12/19/2023, so don't miss the opportunity!

Race Day Registrations are welcome starting at 8:00 am for an additional $5.

Save money and race with friends! Take a look at our Teams and Fundraising info.

Register Individual

Race Partners

Race Partners

If you don't see anything, that means this race is partner-less!

Download Flyer

Course Information

The course is pretty flat and pretty fast!  What else??  It's a Certified Course!

We'll be chip timing the start & finish.

Click here for the course map (aka: Championships route)

Awards and Goodies

We'll have awards in the following categories:

  • Top 3 Overall M/F

  • Top 3 Masters M/F

  • Top 3 Grand Master M/F

  • Top 3 Senior Master M/F

  • Top 3 in all the usual age groups 10 & Under - 75+

Currently the event is capped at 400 register early!

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Virtual Race

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.


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 Virtual Event!


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

  • HAVE FUN!~

  • Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the race hashtag:-)


Step 5

  • Submit your results online


Step 6

  • View your Results Monday after the Event Date.

Submit your virtual time

Event Courtesy and Weather 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 and be disqualified.

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.

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