Walking on Sunshine 5K

600 Brown Industrial Pkwy
Canton, GA 30114

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Event Description

Be the SUNSHINE on a cloudy day for children with cancer!~  Run or walk a 5K with us for Sunshine Kids at Etowah River Park!
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties presents the 2023 “Walking on Sunshine” 5K Race, a fundraiser event to benefit the Sunshine Kids. The event will take place on April 30th at Etowah River Park in Canton, GA. Let’s raise some money to help support kids with cancer!

Event details and schedule



Regular Registration (ends 4/24)

  • 5K:  $30
  • 5K-No Shirt:  $25
  • Virtual 5K:  $30 (virtual registration closes 4/28)


Race Week Registration

  • 5K:  $35
  • 5K-No Shirt:  $30


Race Day Registration

  • 5K:  $35
  • 5K-No Shirt:  $30


Race Shirt (and sizes) are guaranteed to all participants registered by 4/20.  All registrations after 4/20 will receive a shirt while supplies last.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties:    


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties is a full-service real estate brokerage with 26 offices and 1,500+ associates servicing the Metro Atlanta and surrounding areas with our signature quality care and excellence. We are one of the largest and most successful real estate organizations in the country, and have been recognized as one of the most respected and admired companies in the world. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is the largest residential real estate company in the nation (by transaction sides).

Sunshine Kids:

The Sunshine Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer. Established in 1982, we are committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients. The Sunshine Kids provides a variety of programs and events, free of charge, for Kids who are receiving cancer treatments in hospitals across North America.


We've got a great shirt for registered participants, guaranteed with registrations by 4/20.

Great Custom award medals in both races as follows:

  • Top 3 Overall M/F
  • Top 3 Overall Masters M/F (40 years+)
  • Top 3 Overall Grand Masters M/F (50 years+)
  • Top 3 Overall Senior Masters M/F (60 years+)
  • Top 3 in each of the normal 5 year age groups 10 & Under through 75+.  

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.  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 & pups to join you!  Sign up, and register for the Walking on Sunshine Virtual 5K!,

Step 2

Download your Custom Digital Bib; not required!  Hydrate, grab your buddy & pup (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


If you like, share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route, and use the hashtag #WalkingonSunshine5K #fivestarntp

Step 5

Submit your results directly on RunSignUp.com through your Profile or registration.

You can submit your race time HERE on the Virtual Results page anytime through end of day 4/30.

Step 6

View your Virtual Results HERE Monday after the Event Date.



The 5K course is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. USATF certified. Course number: GA18039WC

We're in North Georgia, and there's not much that anyone can call flat & fast.  So yes, there are some hills, but it's nothing crazy, and you'll be so busy having fun, that you won't even notice.  


All participants are encouraged to bring their own hydration on course (i.e. water bottle, handheld, vest, etc.)  To limit contact there will be no water station.  Water will be provided at the finish.


Running is more F-U-N together, even if we're far apart! 

Grab your friends, co-workers, neighbors or family, and participate as a TEAM.  Your TEAM can be local or across the states; virtual participants will have their shirts shipped!  *Teams of 5 or more receive discounts off their registration, discounts below. 

  • 5+:      $2.50 off
  • 11+:    $3.75 off
  • 21+:    $5.00 off
  • 51+:    $6.25 off
  • 100+:  $7.50 off

All participants will automatically qualify for (1) FREE entry into one of the 2023 Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trots. See event website

Top finishers will also have the opportunity to earn a spot in the Championships held on January 8, 2024. The number of spots available is based on the total registration.  See event website


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 will 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.


April 20

  • Deadline for guaranteed shirt in your size


April 30

  • 7:00 AM - Race Day Pickup and Registration opens
  • 8:00 AM - Race Starts

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