5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Oct 8, 2016


Canton, GA


Activity Today Later

5K Walk/Run - 5K Walk/Run

$30 $30 Closed

Fun Run - Fun Run

$25 $25 Closed

Tot Trot (50 Yard Dash) - Tot Trot

$15 $15 Closed

Phantom Runner - I want a shirt but will not participate

$35 $35 Closed

About This Activity

Please join us for the Inaugural Smile Run 5K honoring Christian Egner hosted by The Christian Egner Foundation.  Christian passed away in the fall of 2015 from asthma related complications.  He was a bright boy, full of joy, laughs and smiles - always a treasure to be around!  Proceeds from the race will go directly to the school that Christian attended, Ralph Bunche Preschool.  They specialize in special needs and were a valuable influence in the life of Christian and many other children in the Cherokee County area.  Through Ralph Bunche, Christian was blessed with well trained teachers, qualified speech therapists, and caring nurses.  Christian would come home after preschool and teach us how to sing, dance and most importantly smile as he mirrored his time at preschool with our family.  Our hope is that through this event, we will have an opportunity to bless other children and bring years of smiles to their faces.

Event details and schedule

Early Packet Pickup: Friday 10/7/16 at the First Baptist Church between 6:30PM and 8PM.

Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup: Begins at 4:30PM

Fun Run: Starts at 5:30PM

5K: Starts at 6PM

Tot Trot: Starts at 7PM

Course:  The Course is challenging and run on paved streets.  The start and finish will be at the 1st Baptist Church Canton.


Awards will be given to the Overall Male/Female and top 3 in standard age groups beginning with 10 and under to 75 and over.

Timing and Results:

Finish line management and results provided by Classic Race Services with results posted to and

Shirts and Goodies:

Shirts will be guaranteed to those who register by 9/19/16.  Registrations after that date and on race day are not guaranteed a shirt or size.  There will be plenty of refreshments plus carnival food and festivities.

Series Affiliation:

The race is part of the 2016 Black Bag Race Series.

Other Info: In case of rain, the races will go on.  Delay of the start may happen in case of severe weather in the area at race time.  If severe weather continues, then the race director or local authorities may make the call to cancel the race at that time.  Sorry, no refunds.

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