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Sneaky Steps 5K

  • 5K:- Run 3.1 Miles
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Etowah River Park
600 Brown Industrial Pkwy


May 29, 2021

Race Start 8:00 AM

You've all been waiting  and...We are "in-person" for 2021!~  

Come out and kick off your summer by enjoying a super flat & fast course at Etowah River Park in Canton.   If you're not comfortable being out or can't make it race morning, join us via racejoy for the Virtual 5K!

We'll be kicking off the start at 8:00 AM.  There will be award medals for the Top 3 Overall M/F Winners, Top 3 in our Masters M/F, Grand Masters M/F, Senior Grand Masters M/F and all the normal Age Groups 10 & Under. - 75+.  We've got a great shirt  for participants & virtual runners will have their shirts shipped unless picked up at early packet pickup; if available.

Event details and schedule


Entry & Registration Fees

Preview Pricing (now until March 31)

  • 5K...$30

  • Virtual 5K...$30


Regular Registration (April 1 - May 22)

  • 5K...$35

  • Virtual 5K...$35 (closes 5/28)

Last Minute Registration (May 23 - May 29)

  • 5K...$40

  • Virtual 5K...$40 (closes 5/27)


***Awesome race shirt guaranteed to all participants registered by 5/23, afterwards they're available while supplies last. 



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 and buddies to join you!  Sign up and register for the Sneaky Steps Virtual 5K!

Step 2

Download your custom virtual race bib; not required.  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!  You may use racejoy and run the actual course!

Step 4


Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the hashtag #Sneakysteps5k

Step 5

Submit your results directly on RunSignUp.com

You can submit your race time HERE on the Virtual Results page anytime anytime from May 23rd until 5/29/2021 11:59 PM.

Step 6

View your Virtual Results HERE Monday after the Event Date.


Course & Timing

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.  

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

Click here for course map


Awards & Goodies

Awesome Race Shirt for all participants guaranteed in their size with registrations by 5/23.

Awards as follows:

  • Top 3 Overall M/F
  • Top 3 Overall Masters M/F (40+)
  • Top 3 Overall Grand Masters M/F (50+)
  • Top 3 Overall Senior Grand Masters M/F (60+)
  • Top 3 in all the standard 5 yr Age Groups (10 & Under - 75+)


Groups & Teams

Grab your family, friends, and co-workers and participate as a Team…you can score a great discount and nothing will replace the additional fun!

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

We're here to help, so if you have questions or special requests, contact our Team at [email protected]


Five Star Championships & Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trots

All participants will automatically qualify for (1) FREE entry into one of the 2021 Five Star Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots.  See website for info.

Top finishers will also have the opportunity to earn a spot in the Championships held in January 2022. The number of spots available is based on the total registration...see website


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.


Event Schedule

May 23      11:59 PM - Last day to guarantee shirt size

May 30       7:00 AM - Event Day 
May 30       8:00 AM - Race Starts 


Race Contact Info

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



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RaceJoy UI

Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Sneaky Steps 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.

To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.

View RaceJoy How-To

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