Lanier Under the Lights 5K
Start: Sunday, November 10, 2013 @ 5:45 PM (EST)
Buford , GA 30518
Registration Closing Date
Monday, November 4, 2013 @ 11:59 PM (EST)
Join us at our one of a kind road race that takes participants down 3.1 miles of towering Christmas light displays as part of Lake Lanier Islands Resort's 'Magical Nights of Lights', and our race is held 4 days before the Resort opens this area to vehicle tours. Registration will close at 2,300 participants by mid October, so Register Today! Beneficiaries of this event are the Marine Corps 'Toys for Tots', and Hamilton Mill Christian Church's 'Secret Santa Community Outreach Mission'.
Saturday's race has closed, but Sunday's open
The Saturday, November 9th race is now closed to further registrations due to reaching the maximum number of participants per race at 2,300 participants. The Sunday, November 10th race is still OPEN, and the Sunday race will stay open through November 4th at midnight.
Sunday's race is still OPEN!
Registration for the Sunday, November 10th race will remain open though November 4th at midnight.
Prerace packet pickup
DAY 1: Thursday, November 7th from 10:00am- 6:00pm Hamilton Mill Christian Church, 3809 Sardis Church Rd, Buford, GA 30519 DAY 2: Friday, November 8th from 10:00am-6:00pmThe Dogwood Pavilion of Lake Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518 Just turn right at the ?Flags Over Georgia? roundabout located directly before the gate.
Starting in 2013 there will be two Lanier Under the Lights 5K road races each held on the same weekend. Day 1 will be Saturday, November 9th, and Day 2 will be Sunday, November 10th. Thank you all for continuing to support our race!
The race course has it's fair share of hills along with a couple long flat stretches. What makes this race course a one of a kind are the numerous towering Christmas and cartoon themed light displays that line the entire route. Kids and adults alike each enjoy running through twinkling lights hanging over the roadway on one part of the course, the Wizard of Oz displays, and a real life Santa Claus encouraging all during the race.
The race will be held at Lake Lanier Islands Resort located at 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway (formerly Holiday Road) in Buford GA. It's real easy, I-85N to Exit 113 (I-985), in 8 miles exit off at Exit 8 Islands Parkway (formerly Friendship Road) and turn left. The Resort is straight ahead 4.5 miles, and just follow the signs to the parking area and the start of the race.
All participants must register
All participants must register for the run, unless it's a child young enough to be pushed & remain in a stroller the entire race. All children who are walking or running with a parent must register as well. Please bring a caregiver to watch your child while participating if the child is not registered for the race. Thank you.
All strollers must start in the rear of the 4th race coral, and then have only use a walking pace while on the race course. Any participant found to be running the course while pushing a stroller will be disqualified, and asked to stop participating in the race. This is for the safety of other participants, and for the safety of the child in the stroller. The roads are too narrow, and it is simply too dark to weave around and run alongside other runners during the race.
Cash prizes to 1st Place M/F- $150, 2nd Place M/F- $75, and 3rd Place M/F $50. Santa Claus bobble head dolls to the Top 3 Overall M/F, Top Masters M/F (40-50), and Top Grand Masters M/F (50+). Age group winners (Top 3 M & F) will receive a Santa Claus bobble head doll, and the age groups are 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+.
Through 10/09-$30.00, 10/10-10/19 $35.00, 10/20-11/04 $40.00