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Elf Classic Half Marthon

2nd Annual Lake Norman Elf Classic

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Troutman, NC

Details

  • Saturday, December 16, 2023

  • The Inaugural Lake Norman Elf Classic is the cold weather cousin of one of the most popular races in North Carolina - The Lake Norman Forest Run!! The course is GORGEOUS.. paved, winding roads under a green canopy of trees with abundant wildlife all around the runners.

  • Race Distances

  • Half Marathon (13.1 miles) starts at 7:45 am
    5K (3.1 miles) starts at 8:00 am

  • Directions

  • The race starts and finishes at Lake Norman Picnic Ground, located inside of Lake Norman State Park.  Click here for exact driving instructions.

  • Swag

  • -The best participation medal in North Carolina! 
    -Short Sleeve Tech Tshirt (to get a tshirt guaranteed in your size you must register by 12/1/23)
    -Cup
    -Beanie

  • Entry Fees

  • (We ask all athletes to please bring a non-perishable food item if possible).

    Half Marathon
    $55 until 8/31/23
    $60 until 9/30/23
    $65 until 10/31/23
    $70 until 12/10/23
    $85 on and after 12/11/23

    5K
    $25 until 8/31/23
    $30 until 9/30/23
    $35 until 10/31/23
    $40 until 12/10/23
    $55 on and after 12/11/23

    Virtual Run (any distance)
    $49

  • Awards

  • Half Marathon
    Overall: Top 3 Men & Top 3 Women
    Age Groups: Top 3 Men & Top 3 Women

    5K
    Overall: Top 3 Men & Top 3 Women
    Age Groups: Top 3 Men & Top 3 Women

    Virtual Run
    -Participation medal
    -Race Tshirt
    -Shipped on Monday after the race

  • Schedule

  • Monday - 12/11
    12:00 pm - prerace webinar

    Friday - 12/15
    12:00 pm - Packet pick opens at tba
    6:00 pm - Packet pick up closes

    Saturday - 12/16
    06:30 am - registration / packet pick up opens at the Lake Norman State Park beach parking lot
    07:30 am - pre-race meeting
    07:45 am - Half Marathon start
    08:00 am - 5K start
    09:00 am - 5K awards ceremony
    10:00 am - Half Marathon awards ceremony
    11:15 am - Half Marathon course closes

  • T-Shirts

  • Register by 12/01/22 to guarantee a race tshirt.

  • Beneficiary

  • Human Health Project. This organization issues grants to local food shelters. We ask all attendees to bring a non-perishable food item.

  • 5K Course

  • Half Marathon Course

  • Overview map (not to scale)
    USATF Certificate # NC18022BDS

  • Venue Map

  • Lake Norman Forest Run Venue
  • Other Information

  • -There is a 3.5 hour time cut off for the half marathon. 
    - Both courses are on asphalt road - no off road. 
    - All athletes receive a participation medal. 
    - Strollers start in the back of the 5K. 
    - Toddlers under 4 can run / walk with parents for free. 
    - No pets, firearms or alcohol permitted.
    - Please make sure you are familiar with our policies.

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