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New Date: November 6, 2021
Hi Nutcrackers - We received the bad news today from the Town of Hilton Head that review of special event permits are suspended through November 1 due to Covid-19 - effectively canceling all events through December. Please review your options below and let us know what is best for you.
We are disappointed we won't be running with you in a tutu this year. But we will be back next year with bigger, better, and faster tutu's - be ready!
Thank you. Alfred Olivetti
The Nutracker 5K - Presented by Horizon Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine
Saturday - November 7, 2020
Kick off the Holiday Season with the Nutcracker 5K on Hilton Head Island. We've got the race, we've got the post race party, we've got the Nutcracker dancers and characters, and we've got the race swag. Come run, walk, play, dance ... and, celebrate the holiday spirit. The event benefits the Deep Well Project of Hilton Head - so, bring a toy and be included in drawings for special prizes. The 5K run / walk event promises to be great time for ages. This event will challenge the participants to a 5K run / walk, serve as a toy drive for the Deep Well Project of Hilton Head, and show off the Hilton Head Dance Theatre's dancers and playful characters. We guarantee this community event will fill your legs and hearts with joy.
FRIDAY - November 6
Location: Hilton Head Running Company (MAP)
4 - 6pm | Race Bib Pickup
SATURDAY - November 7
Location: Java Burrito - Hilton Head Island
7 - 7:45a | Late Registration and Race Bib Pickup
8a | Race Start
8:20a | Post Race Party Starts
9a | Awards (5K)
9:20a | Giveaways
10a | Post Race Party Ends
The Deep Well Project - "the Island's charity". Founded in 1973, the Deep Well Project has been a source of emergency assistance to the Hilton Head Island community for over 40 years. The Deep Well Project is based on islanders helping their neighbors in need — and reflects the caring community in which we live. We are proud that a portion of the event's proceeds will benefit the Deep Well Project.
Toy Drive - Help us stock the Santa Shop for the holidays. Donate a toy (see toy wish list) and you will be included in our drawing for special prizes (happening after the awards ceremony). Thank You!
Need Help Deciding What Toy to Donate? See the TOY WISH LIST (pdf download) provided by the Deep Well Project for ideas.
Course - See Course Map in top navigation bar.
Description - The Nutcracker 5K is a flat and fast course on asphalt roads and leisure paths. The November race date promises ideal running temperatures - and the early morning race start promises a cool temperature will greet you at the start. Don't we always run faster in cool temps?
Start - The race starts in front of Java Burrito (Map). Runners and walkers take off on a course that utilizes Dunnagans Alley, Arrow Rd., and the leisure path behind Arrow Rd.
Aid Station - One aid station on the course will provide water - watch out for the ballerinas!
Finish - The finish is in front of Java Burrito. The post race party will have refreshments and treats catered by Java Burrito. And, the Hilton Head Dance Theatre will be there to provide entertainment - ballerinas and dancing!
High 69 F - Low 50 F
Awards will be provided in the following divisions (Male and Female): Top 3 Overall; 12-Under; 13 - 19; 20 - 29; 30 - 39; 40 - 49; 50 - 59; 60 - 69; 70 - Over
The safety of our participants, volunteers, and staff is our paramount concern - and, this concern shapes our decisions regarding inclement weather. Any decisions regarding the weather will be made the morning the event. We plan on producing a great event and we will be at the race site ready to do so. Should the weather pose any threat to safety - we will postpone the start of the event until the weather clears. If the weather does not cooperate after a reasonable amount of time, we will make the decision to cancel the event. Any decision regarding rescheduling the event or entry credit to another event will be made as quickly as possible and be communicated via email to all participants.
We do not mail race shirts to registered participants that are unable to attend the event.
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