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5K Runner


Our 5K runners will receive a Runner's BIB with timing chip and will be able to view their results on RunSignup. All runners registered before August 20th will receive a free race t-shirt. 

Runners start at 9:00am.

5K Walker


Our 5K walkers will receive a race BIB but are not timed, and results will not be available. If you would prefer to have a timed race please feel free to register as a runner, but walk. All walkers registered before August 20th will receive a free race t-shirt. 

Walkers start at 9:00am.

Various levels of race sponsorships are available and all levels include at least 10'x10' space onsite at the race.

We are profoundly grateful to our sponsors for their support. Their generosity and commitment play a crucial role in making this event possible, helping us raise vital funds and awareness for those affected by cancer.

Thank you for standing with us in the fight against this devastating disease.


The Cancer Sucks 5K begins and ends at Etowah River Park in Canton, GA. The entire course is on the beautiful greenway along the Etowah River.

Etowah River Park

600 Brown Industrial Parkway

Canton, GA 30114

The Course


Building Strong Foundations

The Shelley Foundation was founded in response to the shocking news of Shelley William's stage four colon cancer diagnosis in February 2022. Despite initial prognoses giving her only three months to live, Shelley persevered for over two years, demonstrating incredible strength and resilience. Inspired by her journey, we established this foundation to channel our energies into raising funds and providing support for individuals and families navigating the hardships of cancer. Through our collective efforts, we aim to bring hope, resources, and community to those who need it most, standing together in the fight against cancer.

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