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Holiday Lights 5K

11/20/22, 11:00 PM

Cherokee Veteran's Memorial Park, 7345 Cumming Hwy, Canton, GA

2022 Details Coming Soon


Race Information

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 have the entire Veteran's Memorial Park in Canton, so there's no  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, 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 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 lamps / light is suggested.

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


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

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


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

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


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.

* Head lamp / light is suggested.

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

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

Race Partners


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

Course Information

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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 and Goodies

Great long sleeve shirts to all participants (guaranteed and 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+)

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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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