Santa Run 8K & Snowman Dash

Charlotte, NC, USA
14 Dec, 2024 (Sat)


1 mi, 5 km, 8 km


About the event

It’s the most RUNderful time of the year!

8k can choose to be a Santa, Elf, Reindeer, or Snowman.   The 7th Annual Santa Run 8K/5K & Snowman Dash presented by Taylor Clay Products, will take place on December 14, 2024 at 9:00am in front of Truist Ball park in Uptown Charlotte. This family fun event encourages participants to have fun, be creative, and dress up in costumes. Costumes are of course encouraged but not required. In fact, we will help you with your costume. All participants will get to choose their character shirt and receive a hat to go with it…Santa Hat, Elf Hat, Reindeer Antlers, and a Snowman beanie.  The Santa Run will also have a 1 mile Snowman Dash.  This is a holiday tradition you will not want to miss.


8K & 5K - 9:00AM

Snowman Dash (1 mile) - 10:15AM

What do I get for participating?
1. High Quality shirt. We will have Unisex long sleeve shirts so please size yourself with that in mind. You must register before December 2nd to be guaranteed a choice of shirt; SANTA, ELF, REINDEER, OR SNOWMAN.  Your style of shirt will depend on what “character” you chose during registration.  Anyone registered AFTER December 1st will be an SANTA while inventory lasts.

2. Finisher Medals guaranteed for the 8K & 5K ONLY .  We do not have medals for the Snowman Dash.

3. Santa Hats, Elf Hats, Reindeer Antlers, and Snowman Beanies for the 8K and 5K only. Must register before December 1st to be guaranteed a hat. We will have extras available at the registration tent AFTER the race is over.


Packet Pick Up

Friday, December 13th, 2024; 10:30AM – 6:00PM
Run For Your Life – Midtown
901 South Kings Drive, #100
Charlotte, NC 28204

Race Day Packet Pick Up – Saturday, December 14th, 2024; 7:45AM – 8:45AM
324 S Mint St,
Charlotte, NC 28202


Virtual Runners

Your shirt and bib will be mailed out on race weekend, as soon as we get the shirts back from the printers.  You can submit your time on the results page.

Every 8K & 5K participant will receive a t-shirt that signed up before December 1st. If you've registered after our character/shirt deadline on December 1st , you will be registered as a Santa this year. We will order extra Santa shirts for those registering after December 1st but please note, your shirt is not guaranteed. We can not guarantee a Santa hat after December 1st.  All Snowman Dashers will have Snowman shirts. Shirts are ordered based on the sizes indicated during online registration. NO SWITCHING SIZES – NO EXCEPTIONS!

We have partnered with Run Events to time this years event using Chronotrack Timing Systems. All 8K participants will be timed and will receive their disposable timing tag during packet pick up.  Snowman Dash participants will be able to see their time at the finish with the finish line clock.

Overall, Masters, 12 and under, 13-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over.

Top 3 Males and Females in all divisions will receive awards. 

Claiming Awards
As results become available, runners will be able to claim their awards at the awards ceremony prior to the last participant finishing. We do NOT ship unclaimed awards.

NOTE: Sisu Events reserves the right to add/delete categories and awards prior to race based on participation.

Refunds and Transfers
Registration fees are non-refundable. Event registrations are non-transferable between individuals, events, or years.

Time Limit
Walkers are welcome in the Snowman Dash only.

Medic/First Aid
There will be a medical tent located at the finish line in case of emergency or any medical needs. Announcements can always be made at the DJ booth as well.

Weather Policy
Races are held, rain or shine, unless Sisu Events & Run Events determines that conditions are too dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend or race day by Sisu Events/Run Events and local law enforcement officials. If the race is canceled due to inclement weather there will be neither refunds nor transfers. This position is consistent with USA Track & Field recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sport of running. In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, Sisu Events & Run Events reserve the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race.

PLEASE arrive in time to park. There are many available parking lots and parking decks around Uptown Charlotte with evening parking rates (usually after 5pm). Many are within a short walking distance of Truist Ballpark.

After you cross the finish line, KEEP WALKING…receive your finishers medal! The food tables you will have water, bananas, and snacks from Earth Fare.   FREE Hot Cocoa.

We are so excited to have AAA Entertainment and Chris Ernst as DJ at the Start and Finish line to energize the runners and maintain the fun!


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