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Join us for the 9th annual ChristmasTown 5k. Run through McAdenville, NC, one of the world's top destinations for Christmas lights. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas on the 3.1 mile route that is our area's most popular organized road race. The lights don't officially begin until December, but our participants receive a sneak peek for one night only! It's a great way to kick off your holiday season.
Pharr Family YMCA Ballroom - 208 Main Street, McAdenville
RACE DAY - Pharr YMCA Plaza (front porch)
Please bring your confirmation email with you to packet pick-up, or have it easily accessible on your mobile device so that we can scan your unique QR code to quickly check you in.
Any packets not claimed after race day will not be mailed. You will have one week to email us at christmastown5K@gmail.com to arrange a time to pick up your shirt. Anything not claimed by Saturday, December 4 will be donated.
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.
This event is rain or shine, and no refunds will be given.
We will accept bib transfers until 3 PM on race day. If you wish to transfer your bib, please follow these steps below.
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.
We will also award the oldest participant as well as youngest participant.
Overall winners are not eligible to win in their age category. Virtual participants are not eligible for an award.
There are public parking lots located in McAdenville that will be open before the race. To access these, you must arrive before roads close to traffic at 5 PM. Once you are parked in McAdenville, you will NOT be able to move your vehicle while the roads are closed. Please plan on staying until at least 7:30 PM. You cannot park in private lots or on streets. If you park at a friend's home, please park in their driveway and not on the street since your vehicle will be blocking the route.
If you are arriving after 5 PM, you will need to park at Harold Rankin Park at 715 Main Street in Lowell (approx 1.5 miles from the start/finish line). YMCA shuttles will be running from this lot and back throughout the evening.
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.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
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