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Santa's Showdown: Reindeer vs. Elves 2.5 Mile Race

Wed November 28 - Sun December 23, 2018 Lewisville, NC US 27023 Directions

Santa's Showdown: Reindeer vs. Elves 2.5 Mile Race

$45 12/16 2:45PM EST - 3:15PM EST Registration ends December 15, 2018 at 3:30pm EST

VIRTUAL Santa's Showdown: Reindeer vs. Elves 2.5 Mile Race

$25 11/28 - 12/23 12:00PM EST - 11:59PM EST Registration ends December 23, 2018 at 11:30pm EST
177 Lowes Foods Drive
Lewisville, NC US 27023


Have you ever wondered whether the reindeer or the elves are Santa's favorite?  How about which one is faster?  Or better team players?  Join us on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:45pm in Lewisville, NC to run the inaugural Santa's Showdown: Reindeer vs. Elves 2.5 Mile Race and find out. 

Just before the annual Lewisville Christmas Parade, Santa's reindeer and elves will lace up their running shoes to see which group will get to hang its ornament on the Christmas Tree Trophy. Half the entrants will be designated as reindeer and half the entrants will be designated as elves. At the end of the race, the total times of each group (reindeer vs. elves) will be added together.  The group with the lowest cumulative time will be declared the winner for the year and have its winning ornament placed on the Christmas Tree Trophy. 

  • All runners will be assigned a “role” of either reindeer or elf. They will not know which they are until packet pick-up. 
  • There will be no switching roles. It would make life very difficult on our race scorers. Thank you for understanding.
  • All participants MUST wear their race shirt on race day (either their reindeer shirt or elf shirt) and their assigned bibs. (Shirts distributed while supplies last.)  Headgear that is provided (reindeer antlers and elf hat) are optional but encouraged.
  • Online registration will close at 3:30pm on Saturday, December 15. In-person registration and packet pick-up will close on Saturday at 5:00pm.
  • Packet pick-up will be Saturday, December 15 (11:00am - 5:00pm) at Lowes Foods in Lewisville at 177 Lowes Food Drive, Lewisville, NC 27023.
  • There will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.  RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP from 1:30pm - 2:00pm only at Lowes Foods. Sorry, no exceptions.
  • Runners should arrive at the Lowes Foods staging area no later than 2:30pm to ensure their ability to participate in the race.
  • The race will start at 2:45pm. There is a 30-minute time limit to get to the 2-mile mark. All runners MUST be at the 2-mile mark of the race by 30 minutes after the start.
  • Each finisher will receive a special Christmas gift after crossing the finish line. Only race finishers will receive this gift.
  • We encourage all participants to stay and watch the Lewisville Christmas Parade after the event.
  • Each runner will receive an individual time, but the awards for the race will go to a group—either the reindeer or the elves. The group with the lowest cumulative time will have an ornament put on the Christmas Tree Trophy. The only individual awards that will be distributed are top male/female reindeer and top male/female elf. But don’t fret, every race finisher will receive a small award/gift that Santa has designed himself.
  • The Lewisville Christmas Parade will begin at approximately 3:15pm.

Running in the inaugural Santa's Showdown: Reindeer vs. Elves 2.5 Mile Race helps raise awareness and funds for IFB Solutions and the Lewisville Civic Club.  IFB Solutions supports activities and training that bolster confidence, support independence and increase the life and job skills of people who are blind or visually impaired. The Lewisville Civic Club organizes events to improve community life and generally make the Lewisville community a good place to live and raise a family.

To donate directly to IFB Solutions on our secure website, please click here:

Packet Pick-up

Packet Pick-up will be at Lowes Foods at 177 Lowes Foods Drive in Lewisville on the following days and times:

  • Saturday, December 15 (11:00am - 5:00pm)

There will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.  RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP from 1:30pm - 2:00pm only at Lowes Foods. Sorry, no exceptions.

For the Virtual Santa's Showdown, we will mail your race packet items to the address provided. 

Race Contact Info

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.ifbshowdownrace.com.

Race Course

The race will begin on Shallowford Road near the starting point of the Lewisville Christmas Parade.  Runners will run along the parade route on Shallowford Road in front of thousands of spectators waiting for the Christmas parade.  Runners will turn right on on Shallowford at the roundabout, then right on Belnette Drive, followed by a left on Great Wagon Road, then a quick right back onto Belnette Drive to loop back to Shallowford and run back up the main parade route.  At mile 2 (near the race start line), runners turn left on Lewisville Vienna Road, then right on Jennings road to reach the finish line in the Lowes Foods parking lot. 

(Map to follow soon.)

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