Santa's 5K Run/Walk - Official NC Bigfoot Christmas Reunion presented by Global Contact Services

Sat December 9, 2023 Mt. Ulla, NC 28125 US Directions
Run/Walk to benefit Rowan Helping Ministries


5K Run / Walk

9:00AM EST

Fun Run

9:45AM EST


Country Life Museum at Sloan Park
550 Sloan Rd.
Mt. Ulla, NC US 28125


COURSE - A 3.1 mile course that loops through and around the beautiful West Rowan area. For competitive and recreational runners. Walkers welcomed.

All proceeds go to Rowan Helping Ministries - a not-for-profit volunteer-based corporation which operates human service programs to assist the economically disadvantaged.

*Canned goods and used running shoes will be collected at the race.  Donated items will be dispersed by Rowan Helping Ministries after the race.

Please note change for 2023 race:  Registration, Check-In, & Awards will be at the Country Life Museum Building at Sloan Park - 550 Sloan Rd., Mt. Ulla, NC  28125

5k price through December 8 - $25
Race Day price - $30
1/2 Mile Fun Run price - $10

Race Day Registration & Check-In:  7:30 a.m.
5K:  9:00 a.m.
Fun Run:  9:45 a.m.

AWARDS - Immediately following the race:  5K Top 3 Male and Female participants in each age division. Top 3 Overall Male and Female.  Overall Masters Male and Female.

1/2 Mile Fun-Run Top 3 Male and Female ages 12 and under.

AGE GROUPS 5K 11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.

1/2 Mile Fun Run 12 & under

SHIRTS - The first 150 5K participants will receive a long-sleeve technical t-shirt. 

DIRECTIONS - The Country Life Museum Building is at Sloan Park on Sloan Road, just off Highway 150 midway between Salisbury and Mooresville.  Just follow the signs for Sloan Park near the Millbridge Community crossroads.  Turn left on Sloan Road coming from Mooresville and right on Sloan Road coming from Salisbury.  Sloan Park is on the left less than a half mile from Hwy. 150.  Once you enter Sloan Park, take the first left and the the Country Life Museum Building is immediately on the left.  There is parking available across from the Museum Building.  Additional parking is available at the restrooms (continue straight without turning left when you enter the park).

For more information, please contact David Freeze at or 704-310-6741.

Timing and scoring for the 5K will be provided by Salisbury Rowan Runners.

Bigfoot Humans

Big foot humans will also be honored at the Santa Run.  All women with a running shoe size 10 and over and all males with a running shoe size 12 and over will be entered in a special drawing for an unusual award.  To qualify, the running shoes used to complete the 5K must be the sizes listed above.

Any Bigfoot running faster than a 10 minute 5K will automatically qualify for the 2023 Bigfoot Olympics in Remer, Minnesota!!

For Bigfoot camping or to camp with a Bigfoot family at Squatch Camp, please contact Bigfoot Liaison Services at 704.310.6741

Rowan Helping Ministries


Mission Statement:  The mission of ROWAN HELPING MINISTRIES is to serve, through cooperative community action, our neighbors in Rowan County who are in crisis, by providing essential life needs and educating and empowering them to break the cycle of crisis.

For more information about Rowan Helping Ministries, please visit


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