ChristmasTown 5K

Sat November 25, 2023


When is this event?

The 3.1 mile run starts promptly at 6:00 PM on Saturday, November 25. The start/finish line is on Main Street in downtown McAdenville. All participants will be expected to be at the start line with their bibs visible prior to the 6:00 PM gun. The start line will be closed promptly at 6:15. 

When is packet pick up?

Please read the section on this website for details. All bibs must be picked up by 4:30 PM on race day. 

What is the route?

The US Track and Field certified route is the same as previous years. Main Street, Wesleyan and Church Street all have two-way traffic and runners need to keep to the left of the cones on these streets. There are two 180-degree turns on the route. See the map under Race Info on this page. There will be mile markers at mile 1 and mile 2. The route follows the LEFT side of the road, please stay to the left of any roads that see two-way traffic. These roads will be marked with cones and have volunteers helping you.

Can I walk this race?

We welcome walkers and runners of all speeds. We will have walkers and those with strollers line up down Park Drive. You will be funneled into the start line from there. Everyone is chip-timed, so your time doesn't start until you cross the start line. Participants must stay on the 3.1 marked route, moving forward at all times. A pace vehicle will be at the back of the runners to keep everyone on track and on pace. Roads will re-open approximately 75 minutes after the race starts. If you can't maintain the pace to finish in time, the pace vehicle will escort you to the finish line. 

Can I dress up in something fun for the event?

Please do! We even award the best costumes at our annual costume contest. Bring your most festive attire, and don’t be afraid to get creative. The contest will be held on the Plaza in front of the YMCA. Please be there at 5:15 if you would like to enter the contest. It will begin promptly at 5:30.  

Can I bring spectators?

Please review the Spectators link on our website under Race Info. Anyone not displaying a visible bib will not be allowed on the course. Please encourage your guests to watch from the sidewalks for the safety of them and our participants. Everyone who is age 3 or up and on the course must have a bib visible at all times. Please place your bib on your front. Anyone participating without a visible bib will be asked to leave the course. 

Where can I park?

Please reference the Parking section on this website under Race Info for a detailed map. All public parking spaces in the town will be available prior to the event, as well as a large grassy field located near the Catawba Riverkeeper Boathouse. See map for complete details. 

Will there be on-course refreshments?

There will be water and refreshments for runners at the finish line. Please come prepared with anything you may need between the start and finish line. 

Is there a time limit?

We can only close the roads to traffic for a limited amount of time. If you are too far behind to finish before the roads re-open, you will be given the opportunity to board a shuttle bus to make it to the finish line. Please stay on the official course the entire time. You are not free to roam into yards or down streets not on the official route. 

Can I push a stroller or run with my pet?

Strollers are welcome, and children under 3 do not need to register or receive a bib. Animals are not allowed to participate. For those who decide to utilize a stroller, please be advised that you must line up on Park Drive. Look for signs telling you where to line up. 

I signed up and now I can't make it. Can I receive a refund?

All sales are final, but you can transfer your space to someone else. Please read the directions on how to do this under Bib Transfers under Race Info on this page. Please note that the person who receives your bib will not be able to change the shirt size you selected if you transfer after October. 

Where can I pick up my shirt and bib?

Please read the section on Packet Pick Up on this page. 

Is it possible to change the shirt size that I ordered?

As long as it is before October 1st, you can change sizes by logging into your account. 

How can I get another confirmation email?

RunSignUp allows you to access your registration through your Profile. From there you can resend your confirmation email if you have misplaced it, or if you have not received it.

Note: If you did not receive your confirmation make sure to check your Spam/Clutter folders.

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2. Go to your Profile

3. See your events under Upcoming Events

4. Click Resend Confirmation next to the registration that you would like to resend the confirmation email

5. Check the email listed in your Profile for your registration confirmation

At that point, the confirmation email will be sent to the email address associated with that registration.

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