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Holiday Lights 5K

11/22/21, 11:00 PM

Cherokee Veteran's Memorial Park, 7345 Cumming Way, Canton, GA
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Race Information

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!

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.


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


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


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

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Race Partners


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

Course Information

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Peachtree Road Race qualifier. USATF certified. Course number: GA20006DJ

Awards and 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+)

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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.

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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