Sat December 10, 2022 Cornelius, NC 28031 US Directions


$45 9:30AM EST - 12:30PM EST Registration ends December 10, 2022 at 9:30am EST

Kids 1k Run

$12 10:30AM EST - 12:30PM EST Registration ends December 10, 2022 at 10:30am EST
19906 N. Cove Road
H2 Public House
Cornelius, NC US 28031

Join us for the Carolina's Ugly Sweater 5K Run presented by DASH Home Loans. Walkers are welcome and 100% pet friendly! (If they are friendly and on a leash) Special guests Maney and LauRen from Kiss 95.1 will be hosting the event.  This event is going to be so much fun for the entire family!!

This festive 5K and Elf Run will start and finish at H2 Public House in Cornelius where you can grab a beer after your run/walk or have some lunch. Each runner will receive a t-shirt, a finisher medal, and a beer.  Santa will be there to greet all the boys and girls!  It promises to be a super fun morning with a little bit later race start (930am) to avoid the chilly morning. After the run or walk, participants will enjoy a beer (21 and up) from H2 Public House, cotton candy, popcorn, giveaways and post race snacks.   Don't miss out on this great event.  Bring the whole family there will be local vendors as well!  

The Kid's 1K Elf Run presented by Carolina Real Estate Experts will start at 10:30am. It is recommended for 10 and under. This will be capped at 250 runners, so sign up early.  Each registered runner will receive a finisher medal. Race t-shirts can be purchased for $10. 

There will be prizes for best overall costume, Best Elf, Best Grinch, Best Santa and Best Ugly Sweater.  Each top male and female runner from the age brackets listed below will also receive an award.

The race benefits Cree Cares.  The primary focus is to assist local organizations that work directly with kids in need in the greater Charlotte area and to get kids active through sports. Please click to learn more

There will be a photographer and videographer at the event.  By registering you agree to release any photos and video for public view.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Early Packet Pick Up

December 9, 2023

3pm until 5pm


403 Gilead Road Suite A

Huntersville, NC 28078

Race Day Packet Pick Up

You can pick up on race day at H2 PUBLIC HOUSE

5k pick up 

8am until 9:20am

1k pick up

8am until 10:20am




Top 3 male and top 3 female 


Age Groups - Top Finisher male and female in each age group

Under 10 (Top 3)
11 – 15
16 - 20
21 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 49
50 – 59
60 – 69
70 - 79
80 and above

Fun Awards

Best Santa costume

Best Elf Costume

Best Grinch Costume

Best Pet Costume

Best Child Costume

Schedule Of Events

8:15 am.     Race Day Packet Pick Up Begins

9:00 am.     Music Begins

9:15 am.     Santa Arrives

9:25 am.     Pre Race Announcements and National Anthem

9:30 am.     5k Starts

10:25 am.    Kid's Pre Race Announcements

10:30 am.     1K Elf Run Begins

10:50ish am. Awards ceremony

Don't forget, there will be food trucks and beer available. And, a professional photographer for your photos with Santa. 



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