New Years Day 5K

3645 Coal Mountain Dr.
Cumming, GA 30040

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Event Description



It's never too early to start thinking ahead!  

We're starting 2024 the only way we know how, with a race!  After you ring in the New Year, take a nap then come out, and join us and RUN (or walk) into the New Year!  We're putting on the #NYD5K. 

We thought it would be appropriate to kiss 2023 goodbye, and are offering the NYD5K for just $24! We'll have the same great course, music & an awesome Finisher Medal!  Make sure you're registered, as we'll only be offering Finisher Medals for the first 250 participants (we ran out last year!).  We'll have shirts as an additional purchase for $25 during registration.  

If you're not ready to be out & about, join us for the virtual 5K, & we will ship you your swag (continental US only; lower 48 states)!  Virtual participants will receive a Finisher Medal and shot at awards! Purchase your commemorative NYD 2023 shirt for just $25 during registration!  We'll start at 9:00 AM at North Forsyth Middle School in Cumming, & we'll have awards in the following categories:  Top 3 Overall M/F, Top 3 Masters M/F, Top 3 Grand Masters M/F, Top 3 Senior Masters M/F, & Top 3 in all the usual 5 year Age Groups 10 & Under through 75+!


Event details and schedule

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at's-Day-5K.



3645 Coal Mountain Rd
North Forsyth Middle School
Cumming, GA US 30028


Entry Fee & Registration

We're going to start the year the only way we know how; with an awesome 5K for just $24!  The first 250 pre-registered participants are guaranteed a great finisher medal.

Order your commemorative race shirt for just $25!  Deadline to order your shirt is 12/19/2023, so don't miss the opportunity!

Race Day Registrations are welcome starting at 8:00 am for an additional $5.



Course, Timing, Awards, & Event Cap

The course is pretty flat and pretty fast!  What else??  It's a Certified Course!

We'll be chip timing the start & finish.

Click here for the course map (aka: Championshipsroute)

We'll have awards in the following categories:

  • Top 3 Overall M/F
  • Top 3 Masters M/F
  • Top Grand Master M/F
  • Top Senior Master M/F
  • Top 3 in all the usual age groups 10 & Under - 75+

Currently the event is capped at 400 register early!




Virtual Running - How it works and Link for Time Submission

Can't make it out to the event site on race day?  Missed the event cap, but 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 New Year's Day Virtual 5K!

Step 2

Download your Custom Digital Bib!  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 #NYD5K #fivestarntp

Step 5

Submit your results directly on through your Profile page.

You can submit your race time HERE on the Virtual Results page anytime from until end of day January 1st.

Step 6

View your Virtual Results HERE Monday after the Event Date.



Groups & Teams

Grab your friends, family, co-workers, or anyone else, and bring in the New Year together.

Put together a group of 10 or more, and save $2.00



Five Star Turkey Trot & Championships

This is the 1st chance you'll have to earn your (1) FREE entry into one of our Famous Turkey Trots for 2024. See the event website for more details.

This will also be the 1st chance to earn a qualifying spot for the 2024 5K Championships.  See the event website for more details.



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 immediately disqualified, 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 19

  • Last day to register to guarantee your shirt size.

January 1

  • Race Day
    • 8:00 am     Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup Opens
    • 9:00 am     Race Starts


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