Peachtree Corners Christmas Run & Costume Contest Accepting Toys for Tots

The 2nd Annual Peachtree Corners Christmas Run, presented by The Forum on Peachtree Parkway and Simpsonwood United Methodist Church & Retreat Center will be taking Toys for Tots.

The 2nd Annual Peachtree Corners Christmas Run, presented by The Forum on Peachtree Parkway and Simpsonwood United Methodist Church & Retreat Center will be taking Toys for Tots. Each donation will recieve a raffle ticket to win great local prizes.  This event combines family, fitness and fun, featuring a $1,000 costume contest!  This year we will help benefit the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign. On Saturday, Dec. 15, participants will get a taste of the Peachtree Corners community while meeting Mayor Mike Mason and local community and business leaders.  “Last year we had over 600 runners, incredible for a first year event.  This year we have added a Christmas costume contest with 21 community and business leaders as guest judges,” said James Lowe, Event Director.

The course is typical Georgia terrain – Rolling Hills, fully paved and perfect for runners of all experience levels. Visit SpincycleSports.com for complete details and to register. Top 10K finishers will receive North Georgia Canopy Tour tickets. Top 5K finishers will receive North Georgia Wine Tour Tickets and all finishers will receive a custom Christmas T-Shirt. Runners with small children or participants who may not want to run the 10K or 5K can walk/run the one mile family-fun run.Volunteers click here to sign up >>>  

Bring an unwrapped toy to benefit the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program that brings hope to millions of children every holiday season through the delivery of toys in time for Christmas.  For every unwrapped gift donated, you will receive a Raffle ticket, with a chance to win some terrific prizes!  Raffle drawings will start at 10:00 in the Simpsonwood UMC Family Life Center Gym.

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Peachtree Corners Christmas Run Details

What:   Peachtree Corners Christmas Run benefiting Toys for Tots

When:  Sunday, Dec. 15, Costume Contest starts at 7:45 until 8:35 a.m. Races start at 9 a.m.

Where:  Simpsonwood United Methodist Church & Retreat Center (Family Life Center)


  • $30 for 10K | 5K until December 1 then $35 - Race day $40 (Includes Costume Contest)
  • $25 for 10K | 5K runners under 20 - Race day $30 (Includes Costume Contest)
  • $20 for Fun Run/Walk (Includes Costume Contest)
  • $15 for Costume Contest Only


Event Timeline

6:45am – 8:45am           Registration

7:45am – 8:45am           Costume Contest Judging (Stage by Registration)

9:00am                              10K/5K & 1 mile fun walk starts

10:00am                            AWARDS for 10K & 5K & raffle begin

10:30am                            Winners of the Costume Contest are announced


Christmas Costume Contest

Bring your friends and family to the Peachtree Corners Christmas Costume Contest benefiting the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.  “This is an excellent and fun way to make a difference to a child that may literally not receive anything for Christmas,” said Lowe.  “We are honored to have wonderful community and business leaders that have donated their time to be guest judges.” There are more than 20 costume categories including:  Best Overall Male/Female, Best Santa, Best Elf, Most Realistic, Furriest, Best use of Christmas Colors, Most Elaborate, Most Unusual, Most likely to scare the dog and more >>

You do not have to run in your costume to participate and win prizes (must be registered runner or walker).  Beginning  at 7:45am- 8:45am go to the stage in the gym to allow the judges to score your costume.  After the race at 10:30am we will announce more than 20 WINNERS! 

Register Online and more details:  www.SpincycleSports.com or www.Active.com.

  • Win Gift cards from area retailers
  • 20+ Costume Categories
  • Bring an unwrapped toy for “Toys for Tots” – Receive raffle ticket for each!
  • Fun for the whole family
  • Meet Mayor Mike Mason & local business and community leaders (see below)
  • Have picture taken with Santa!

Guest Judges

Lisa Anders - Minter

Executive Director - Gwinnett CVB

Councilwoman Jeanne Aulbach

City of Peachtree Corners

Pastor Brian Ballard

Christ the King Lutheran

Kirk Barton

Athletics & Activities Director - Norcross High School

Councilwoman Lorri Christopher

City of Peachtree Corners

Reverend Dr. Brian Clark

Simpsonwood United Methodist Church

Ray Cobb, III

President - Inside Gwinnett Magazine

Father David M. Dye

Mary our Queen Catholic Church

Scott Hilton

President - UPCCA

Commissioner Lynette Howard

District 2 Gwinnett County

Pam Ledbetter

President - Accent South Media

Nick Masino

SVP Gwinnett Chamber-Economic Development

Mayor Mike Mason

City of Peachtree Corners

Mike McLaughlin

President - PCBA

Senator Fran Millar

District 40 Georgia State Senate

Mayor Donna Pittman

City of Doraville

Representative Tom Rice

HD 51 GA House of Representatives

Reverend John Strickland

Atlanta Unity Church

Mark Thornell

Executive Director - Fowler YMCA

Preston Williams

CEO - GCVB and Gwinnett Center

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Sarah Bakhtiari November 19, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Thanks for letting readers know about this event on Patch, Jay!


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