White Elephant 5K - Atlanta

Sat December 9, 2023 Atlanta, GA 30310 US Directions



1354 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd
Gordon White Park
Atlanta, GA US 30310


Keep celebrating the Holidays and come join us for the White Elephant 5K!  We'll be dashing on the Atlanta BeltLine from Gordon White 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 award 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).

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Preview Registration (ends 8/5)

  • 5K:  $15
  • Virtual 5K:  $30

Early Bird Registration (ends 9/4)

  • 5K:  $20
  • Virtual 5K:  $30

Regular Registration (ends 12/3)

  • 5K:  $25
  • Virtual 5K:  $30

Last Minute (ends 12/8)

  • 5K:  $27.50

Race Day

  • 5K:  $30

Course & Timing

The course will completely on the Atlanta BeltLine...Pretty flat & super fast

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 be safe!

Step 4


Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the hashtag #WhiteElephant5K

Step 5

Submit your results.

You can submit your race time here anytime until 12/9/2023 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.

Five Star Turkey Trot

All participants will be eligible for one free entry into one of the 2024 Five Star Turkey Trots; see website for details.

Event Schedule

November 24

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

December 9

  • 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.


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