Lake Norman Half Marathon Elf Classic & 5K

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

Saturday, December 21, 2024

Troutman, NC


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 – Lake Norman Half Marathon Forest Run & 5K 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 7:30am
  • 5K (3.1 miles) starts at 7:45am
  • Virtual Run (any distance)


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


  • The best finisher medal in North Carolina! 
  • Short Sleeve Tech Tshirt (to get a tshirt guaranteed in your size you must register by 11/30/24)
  • Cup
  • Beanie


Half Marathon

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


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

Virtual Run

  • Participation medal
  • Race Tshirt
  • Race swag
  • Shipped on Monday after the race


Monday – 12/16
7:00 am – prerace webinar recording sent out via email

Friday – 12/20
12:00 pm – Packet pick opens at Charlotte Running Company, 146 Mooresville Commons Way suite i, Mooresville, NC 28117
3:00 pm – Packet pick up closes

Saturday – 12/21
6:30 am – registration / packet pick up opens at the Lake Norman State Park beach parking lot
7:30 am – Half Marathon start
7:45 am – 5K start
8:45 am – 5K awards ceremony
9:45 am – Half Marathon awards ceremony
10:00 am – 2024 Healthy Body PT Lake Norman Half Marathon Series awards ceremony
11:00 am – Half Marathon course closes


Human Health Project is an organization issues grants and donates non-perishable food items to local food shelters. We ask all athletes to bring a non-perishable food item.

5K Course Information

Half Marathon Course Information

USATF Certificate # NC18022BDS

Venue Map

Referral Program

Earn back your entry fee by sharing the race with your friends and family. It’s super simple: after you register for the race you will be given a referral code. Simply share that code in whichever way it makes sense for you and you’ll earn portions of your entry free. Read more right here.


No Race can be held without caring and knowledgeable volunteers who are willing to serve on race day. As such we have a program where if you volunteer you can race for free! To sign up to be a volunteer click on this link.  


Lake Norman Half Marathon Series

This race is race #4 of the 2024 Healthy Body PT Lake Norman Half Marathon Series.

Additional Details

  • Half Marathoners need to be able to finish by 11am (3.5 hours) due to traffic congestion.
  • Both courses are on asphalt road – no off road.
  • Strollers start in the back of the 5K.
  • Toddlers under 4 can / walk with parents for free.
  • No pets, firearms or alcohol permitted.






Prices go up on the following dates:

  • October 1, 2024
  • November 1, 2024
  • December 1, 2024
  • December 16, 2024

Save $$ by registering early!

We ask all athletes to please bring a non-perishable food item if possible, you can leave that at registration.

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