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December 24, 2023

White Elephant 5K-Canton

Etowah River Park • 600 Brown Industrial Pkwy CantonGA  30114 Organized by Five Star NTP

About this event

Grab the family and celebrate Christmas Eve morning by joining us for the White Elephant Christmas 5K!  We'll be running at Etowah River Park starting at 9:00 am.


Come dressed in your best/ugliest Christmas costume and enjoy the Christmas season with us.  Our White Elephant "Gift" to you will be swag from a prior race!  You just let us know what size, and you'll have a surprise.  Shirts & Finisher awards in the true White Elephant Fashion.  We'll have your "gift" wrapped and ready for you after you cross the finish line!  In the spirit of giving, we'll even have a white elephant finisher medal for all participants! =)  So come out and join us for some festive fun!  We hope to see you and your family, friends, neighbors, etc. there!

Awards?  Of course we have awards.  Overalls & age groups (these will be custom to the White Elephant event).

Event details and schedule


Preview Registration (ends 7/31)

  • 5K:  $30
  • Virtual 5K:  $30 (Closes 12/16)

Early Bird Registration (ends 9/30)

  • 5K:  $32.50
  • Virtual 5K:  $30 (Closes 12/16)

Regular Registration (ends 12/16)

  • 5K:  $35
  • Virtual 5K:  $30 (Closes 12/16)

Last Minute (ends 12/24)

  • 5K:  $40


  Course & Timing

We're in Etowah River park for this event. 

Here is a link to the Course Map 

  Awards & Goodies

Everyone gets a "white elephant" finisher medal after the cross the finish!


  • Overall M/F
  • Overall Master M/F
  • Overall Grand Master M/F
  • Overall Senior Master M/F
  • Top 3 M/F in all the normal age groups 10 & under - 80+

NOTE:  *Race shirts and finisher medals will be from prior events and stamped with the White Elephant logo, we'll do our best to wrap up the size you've requested.  We'll bring out some extra shirts if anyone ends up wanting to "swap out"!

  Virtual Running - How it works & link for time submission

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.  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 White Elephant 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 #WhiteElephant5K  #fivestarrunning   #fivestarntp

Step 5

Submit your results right here.

You can submit your race time anytime anytime until 12/24/2023 11:59 PM.

Step 6

View your Results Monday after the Event Date.

  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

December 15

  • Last day to register to try to get a shirt in your requested size

December 24

  • 8:00 am:  Check-in & Race Day Registration Opens
  • 9:00 am:  Race Starts
  Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.fivestarntp.com/races/White-Elephant-5K.


Etowah River Park

600 Brown Industrial Pkwy CantonGA  30114

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