Join us for

The 16th Annual Run for the Children Reindeer Run 5K and Fun Run 

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 8:00 a.m.

Etowah River Park in Canton, Georgia

This year's run is an Official AJC Peachtree Road Race Qualifying Event  

*Certification Number GA18043WC

Online registration has ended. Walk-up registrations will be accepted Friday, Nov. 30 4 pm to 7 pm and Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 am.

Download your Reindeer Run application here.

FEES:  5K: $25.00 Prior to November 23, 2018 and $30.00 after November 23rd; Fun Run and Santa’s Phantom Runners: $15.00 (Register online or Mail check and entry form to: Run for the Children, P.O. Box 1132, Canton, GA 30169)


REGISTRATION: Pre-race package pickup will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Etowah River Park.  Race Day Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the pavilion at Etowah River Park.    For more registration information, email  or visit or


T-SHIRTS: All pre-registered runners and Santa's Phantom Runners will receive a commemorative long-sleeve shirt. Shirts are NOT guaranteed for runners signing up on race day.


RACE TIMES: The Fun Run will begin at 8:00 a.m. The 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m.


AWARDS:Top Male & Female Masters and top 3 Males & Females in standard age groups will receive awards. Fun Run finishers will receive a commemorative ribbon. A $1,000.00 cash prize will be awarded to the school with the most participants.


Become a sponsor for the Reindeer Run 2018.

Sponsorship levels range from $150-$1000. 

Advertise your business while supporting the children of Cherokee County.  

 Click here to download a sponsorship form.  

For more information, email 

The Service League of Cherokee County is a volunteer group of 100 women who work year-round to raise funds for local needy children.  Funds raised during this event and other activities, including RIVERFEST and the Dancing for the Children Celebrity Dance Challenge, provide for necessities like clothing, eyeglasses and utilities, while also supporting camps, scholarships and much more.



2017 Run for the Children Sponsors

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Additional Sponsors:

Momentum Holistics

Mid-City Pharmacy

Stone Creek Construction

Allstate - The Bray Agency

Club Pilates