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Hillsborough Running Club is proud to present the fourth annual Running of the Elves event.
SPACE WILL BE LIMITED THIS YEAR.
ALSO NOTE SLIGHT CHANGE IN ROUTE. SECOND HALF STILL RUNS DOWN CHURTON ST AHEAD OF THE HOLIDAY PARADE
Run in front of the Hillsborough Holiday Parade crowd. The race starts 15 minutes before the Parade begins, and follows the same route. Experience the joy of running fast downhill in front of thousands of cheering people.
Stay for the Parade and the tree lighting.
Elf themed. Each participant has the option to select an Elf t-shirt, an Elf hat, and bells. Each participant is expected to wear these during the run. Please make sure you know where your shirt and hat are and that they fit. Or if you have a favorite Elf costume, feel free to wear that instead.
This is a 1 mile, fast, downhill (mostly) timed and themed race.
Date: 3rd December 2023
Time: 4.05pm race start
Start location - on Mitchell Street downtown Hillsborough
Finish location - Churton Street, outside the Historic Courthouse
Chip timed by Cardinal Race Timing
Race entry before add ons (shirt, hat, bells) is $15.00
Pets and Stollers are welcome, but please keep moving, as the Parade will be underway as soon as the last person makes the turn onto Churton Street.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Bib/Shirt/Bells/Hat Pick up
Two options to pick up your bib, shirt, bells and hat, are as follows:
Saturday 2nd December (day before race) in Hillsborough at the Eno River Farmers market (1pm to 4pm)
Sunday 3rd December (race day) 3pm to 3.45pm at the start line.
There are numerous parking options, including the parking deck near Weaver Street market (not the outdoor lot at WSM, that is for WSM customers only), however, the best option is River Park Elementary School (formerly, Cameron Park Elementary School) on St. Mary's Road. This is close to the race start line. There will be signs from the school to the start line.
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