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Elf Classic Half Marthon

3rd Annual Lake Norman Half Marathon Elf Classic & 5K

Saturday, December 21, 2023

Troutman, NC

Details

  • Saturday, December 21, 2024

  • The 3rd Annual Lake Norman Half Marathon Elf Classic & 5K 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. This race is part of the Lake Norman Half Marathon Series.

  • 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! 
    -Tshirt (Must be registered by 11/30/24 to get a tshirt in your size.)
    -Cup

  • 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

  • Friday - 12/20
    11:00 am - Packet pick opens at Charlotte Running Company
    2:00 pm - Packet pick up closes

    Saturday - 12/21
    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 11/30/24 to guarantee a race shirt.

  • Beneficiary

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

  • 5K Course

  • Half Marathon Course

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

  • Venue Map

  • Lake Norman Forest Run Venue
  • Referral Program

  • Earn back your entry fee by sharing the race. It's super simple: after you register for the race you will receive an email confirmation with your referral link. Simply share that code on social media and you'll earn portions of your entry free. 

    5K athletes: Every time 4 people register your referral link you will be refunded $20 of your entry fee up to the amount of entry fee you paid.

    Half Marathon athletes:  Every time 3 people register your referral link you will be refunded $20 of your entry fee up to the amount of entry fee you paid.

    Virtual athletes:  Every time 5 people register your referral link you will be refunded $20 of your entry fee up to the amount of entry fee you paid.sne

  • Influencer Program

  • Earn an Epic Sports Marketing hoodie when 10+ people register using your referral link.

  • Volunteers

  • No Race can be held without caring and knowledgeable volunteers who are willing to serve on race day. To sign up to be a volunteer click on this link

  • Policies

  • Refunds: All Epic Sports Marketing events maintain a NO REFUND policy.

    Transfers between athletes: All Epic Sports Marketing events allow transfers from one registered runner to another runner until 14 days to go before an event. More details.

    Changes from one event to another:  All Epic Sports Marketing events allow changes from one event to another event in the same race. If the change is to a less expensive event, there will be no refunds. If the transfer is to a more expensive event, the difference will be paid. All transfer fees will be paid by the participant. Athletes can change their event until 1 hour before race start.

    Deferral: All Epic Sports Marketing events allow deferment for one year, until 14 days before the event.  More details.

  • Additional Information

  • Due to permitting constraints there is a 3.5 hour time cut off for the half marathon.


    Weather on the course.


    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.

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