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Santa Scramble 5K

Sat November 23, 2024 Concord, NC 28025 US Directions



$17 2:00PM EST Price increases after August 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


Concord High School - Packet Pickup location and race parking (shuttles leave here to the Start Line)
481 Burrage Rd NE
Concord, NC US 28025


Santa Scramble 5K Presented by Leigh Brown & Associates, One Community Real Estate


Santa Scramble 5K will have the same route as 2023 due to construction on Union Street.  Start line and finish line are in the same general locations as last year.


Very Fast Race. Set to run before the Christmas Parade thru Concord.

The Santa Scramble 5K is set for Saturday, November 23, 2024 in downtown Concord.  The race will again be part of the Concord Christmas parade with an approximate start between 2:00 and 2:15 pm start (subject to change).
This is a destination race meaning you will start at one location and finish at another.
All registrations will be a discounted rate of $17 until 9/1/24.  Age Based Pricing begins after the price increase on 9/1/24 - - age 17 and under and 65 and older will continue to have the $17 registration rate and will receive the age discount at checkout.  

School and Team Award

When you register, join a School or Team.

The school with the most registrations will be rewarded $1000.
The team with the most registrations will be rewarded up to $1000.

Anyone can register under or school or team - students, families, friends, anyone!

Start Line

The start line is between the former 5/3 Bank and Wells Fargo Bank on Church street near the intersection at Lake Concord Rd.   885 Church St. N.  Very close to the hospital.  

There is no room to park at the start line.  It is highly recommended to take the shuttle from the Concord High School to the Start line.  Get there early!!! 

Race Day Packet Pickup is at the Concord High School Auxiliary Gym near the Main Office.

Finish Line

Finishing at the J.W. (Mickey) McGee Park on the greenway at the first Shelter.  219 Corban Ave SE, Concord, NC 28025

There will be no parking at McGee Park.  Parking may be available across the street (Highway 3/Branchview Avenue) at local businesses.  Runners will only be shuttled back to Concord High School after the race.

Buses and Transportation

The LAST bus leaves from the Concord High School Parking lot (by the Main Office) at 1:00 pm.  If you miss the bus you will have to find your own way to the start line.

Please arrive early as everyone cannot fit in the last bus.
See more detail in the Parking section and parking map below.


Logistics for this race are complicated as the streets are blocked for parade traffic and Parade Floats. You are encouraged to find your own way to the start line if possible. The last shuttle leaves the Concord High School Parking Lot by the Main Office at 1:00 pm.

Buses will transport from Concord High School Parking lot beginning at 11 am to the start line and will also take runners back to the school from the finish line after the awards ceremony. The school has more parking area. Remember to get there early. The school location map is below. 

Address for Concord High School parking lot:  481 Burrage Road NE, Concord, NC  28025.

After the race, the buses will shuttle you from McGee Park back to Concord High School parking lot.


Packet Pickup/Race Day Registration

Early Packet Pickup:
David W. Phillips Activity Center - 946 Burrage Road NE, Concord, NC  28025
Thursday November 21 , 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday November 22, 5:30 pm– 8:00 pm

Race Day Registration & Race Day Packet Pickup

Saturday, November 23, 2023 10:00 am—1:00 pm
Concord High School Auxiliary Gym, 481 Burrage Rd NE, Concord NC.  There is NO packet pickup at the start line.


Top 3 Overall Male and Female
First Overall Masters and Grand Masters Male and Female

Age Group Awards
3 deep in all age groups for Male and Female

Age Groups
8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44,
45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over

T-Shirt Deadline

Guaranteed t-shirt deadline is November 1, 2024.  The system will let you know if your size is available when ordering.

The shirts are long sleeve and will look similar to this:


Additional Notes

Chip Timing provided by Agape Timing
No Santa Claus suits allowed for runners
We do not want the kids waiting on the parade to see multiple Santa Claus running down the road. Santa Claus comes at the end of the parade. So please, no suits it is for the kids.

Course MAP Image1

Parade Route change - route will remain on Church Street.



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