ChristmasTown 5K

Sat November 26, 2022 Directions

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It’s almost time for the 10th annual ChristmasTown 5k. Our participants will run through McAdenville, NC, one of the world's top destinations for Christmas lights. The lights don't officially begin until December, but our participants receive a sneak peek for one night only! Registration for our 2023 event will open in the spring. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to be the first to find out when it opens!


Important Info

The 3.1 mile run starts promptly at 6:00 PM on Saturday, November 26. 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. 

All bibs must be picked up by 4:30 PM on race day. 


Start Line

Runners should make their way to the start line at 5:45 PM. We will be welcoming the Speed for Need organization again this year, so they will be sent off with the wheelchairs a few minutes before the 6 PM gun. Please allow faster runners to line up at the front of the line, behind Speed for Need. 

To ease congestion at the start line, participants with strollers and those who plan on walking should line up along Park Drive. You will be funneled through the start line once the clock starts.

Everyone is chip-timed, so your time doesn’t start until you cross the mat.


Port-a-jons will be available off Park Drive, near the start/finish line and beside the YMCA. There will also be some in the parking lot of McAdenville Elementary, which is approximately halfway through the race.


You are welcome to bring family and friends with you. We just ask that they please stay off the streets and on the sidewalks. Our fastest runners come through quickly, and we need the course to remain clear for the safety of everyone. 


Our first place male winner and first place female winner will receive a complimentary shoe fitting and a pair of shoes of their choice (up to $160 in value) from Fleet Feet Charlotte. 

We will award the top three male and female overall winners. We will then award the top three finishers for both males and females in each of the following age categories. 

  • 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 up

Overall winners are not eligible to win in their age category. Virtual participants are not eligible for an award. 

Our annual costume contest will take place on the Plaza in front of the Pharr YMCA at 5:30 PM, before the race. Everyone is invited to participate. 

Weather Policy

This event will proceed rain or shine. In the event of threatening weather, we reserve the right to alter/postpone/cancel the event till further notice. 

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Area Lodging

You can find easy accommodations at either of these hotels that are within a few miles of McAdenville. 

Hampton Inn Charlotte - Belmont @ Montcross

Home 2 Suites by Hilton Charlotte - Belmont


McAdenville, NC - Start/Finish line is near the Pharr Family YMCA on Main Street

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