Surf & Sun 5K Run

1050 Buford Dam Rd
Cumming, GA 30041

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Event Description

We are back at West Bank Park! This is one you don't want to miss!
Come enjoy the views of Lake Lanier as you run or walk a 5K!~


The warm weather may not have arrived yet,
but we're gonna celebrate anyway


We're having a Beach Party!  Well, it's actually a 5K with a great beach theme so grab your best pair of surf shorts and come out to West Bank Park in Cumming for a super flat & fast course that is all along the shore of Lake Lanier.  Beautiful course all in the park so spectator friendly and fun for all!


Event details and schedule

Entry & Registration Fees

Preview Pricing (ends 10/1):

  • 5K:  $25
  • 5K-No Swag:  $20
  • Virtual 5K:  $35


Early Bird (ends 10/31):

  • 5K:  $30
  • 5K-No Swag:  $25
  • Virtual 5K: $35


Regular (ends 1/29):

  • 5K:  $35
  • 5K-No Swag:  $30
  • Virtual 5K:  $35


Last Minute (ends 2/3):

  • 5K:  $37.50
  • 5K-No Swag:  $32.50
  • Virtual 5K:  $35


Regular Registration (ends 2/4/2023):

  • 5K:  $30
  • Virtual 5K:  $30 (virtual registration closes 2/3/23)


Race Day Registration:

  • 5K:  $35
  • 5K-No Swag


*Race shirts are guaranteed with registration through 1/25/23.  After 1/25, shirts & sizes will be available while supplies last.

All virtual shirts will start shipping out 2/7/23.


Course & Timing

Awesome FLAT & FAST COURSE inside West Bank Park along the shore of Lake Lanier.  Perfect for a PR, or bringing the kids and letting them race on their own.

Click here for course map



All 5K participants registered on or by January 25th are guaranteed an awesome shirt!   

Great long sleeve shirts, or, upgrade to a hoodie.


 5K Awards as follows:

  • Overall M/F
  • Overall Master's M/F
  • Overall Grand Masters M/F
  • Overall Senior Masters M/F
  • Top 3 in 5 Year age groups (10 & Under - 75+)


Groups & Teams

Organize your Surf Team!  Grab your friends, co-workers, neighbors or family and participate as a Team.  Teams of 5 or more receive discounts off their registration for the 5K or virtual 5K.

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




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 Surf & Sun Virtual 5K!

Step 2

Download your Custom Digital Bib!  Hydrate, grab your family or friends 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 #SurfandSun5K #fivestarrunning

Step 5

Submit your results directly on through your Profile or registration.

You can submit your race time HERE on the Virtual Results page anytime through end of day 2/4/22.

Step 6

View your Virtual Results HERE Monday after the Event Date.  


Five Star 5K Championships & Turkey Trot

This is one of your first chances to qualify for (1) free entry into our Turkey Trot & also to qualify for our Championship 5K/10K!

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 in January 2024. The number of spots available is based on the total registration.  See event website


Event Courtesy Policy & 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

January 25

  • Last day to register to guarantee your shirt size


February 4

  • 7:30 AM  Check-in & Race Day registration opens
  • 8:30 AM  Race START

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