The Huntersville Holiday 5k and Huntersville Half Marathon is a rain or shine event. The safety of runners, volunteers, staff and the community is very important to us. We understand there may be weather conditions during the event and we will monitor the weather forecast during the week prior to the event. Any decision regarding weather will be made working together with Hardcore Serious Fitness (director), Start2Finish Charlotte (timing company) and the Huntersville Police Department. We plan to make all precautions necessary for your safety. Any and all updates will be made via social media first, email and website. Please be patient and understanding.

New and exciting change for the 2018 event

The Huntersville Holiday 5k is now going to be held on Friday night at 7:00 pm. The Huntersville Half Marathon will remain on Saturday morning at 8:00 am. With this change it will allow runners to have the option to do both events if they are up for the challenge. Please be very careful while registering and make certain you are registering for the correct event or the challenge.The Half Marathon will open at $40, the 5K will open at $15 and the Challenge will open at $70. There will be unlimited sales on this day.

Prices will increase on June 7, 2018.

Yoga for Runners

Yoga For Runners will be available Friday December 7th. Three 30 minute sessions will be provide by Yoga by Elise. These session will take place inside Fleet Feet Sport in Birkdale Village. Please reserve your space on Signup Genius.

Prerace warmup

Benefitting the Novant Health Foundation

Gifts to the Novant Health Foundation help Novant Health in its mission to improve the health of our communities. Contributions help provide assistance for those in need, wellness programs and continuing education for our staff, as well as fund our priority initiatives. To learn more, click here.

Cash Prizes

$1000 Cash Prizes Presented by Fleet Feet Sports Huntersville

Overall Half Marathon (Male & Female) - 1st Place $150; 2nd Place $115; 3rd Place $85
Overall 5K (Male & Female) - 1st Place $75; 2nd Place $50; 3rd Place $25

Hoodies & T-shirts

All participants who register for the Half Marathon by December 1st will be guaranteed a race hoodie or technical long sleeve tee in the requested size. If you register after December 1st we will accommodate your request while supplies last. Please register early to guarantee your size. Hoodies and long sleeves are for Half Marathon participants ONLY.

Half Marathon Long Sleeve

Half Marathon Hoodie

5K Long Sleeve

Holiday Challenge Long Sleeve

All participants who register for the Holiday 5K by December 1st will be guaranteed a long sleeve cotton shirt in the requested size. If you register after December 1st you will receive a shirt while supplies last. If you register for a particular size you are guaranteed that size. If you register and your size is not available you may be able to exchange for the particular size post race.


Half Marathon
5K Medal Challenge Medal

All 5k runners will receive a 5k medal upon finishing. All half marathon runners will receive a half marathon medal upon finishing. All challenge runners will receive a challenge medal after finishing the half marathon on Saturday from the challenge tent once we verify completion of both distances. (Note: you must be registered as a challenge runner to receive the challenge medal.)

Speed For Need

The MISSION of SPEED FOR NEED is to empower members of the community affected by disability or disease through participation in fitness events. Simply put, our goal is to help people get to the Finish Line and finish the raceā€¦ their race.

We do this by mobilizing High Impact Men (HIM) in F3 Nation in responsibly pushing these loved ones in specialized racing chairs to create an experience impossible by themselves due to their limitations. In doing so, SPEED FOR NEED exists for the enjoyment of the athlete-rider (who we call Track Commanders) and their families, to raise awareness and financial support for local charities and partners, and to increase the visibility of F3Nation in our communities for the purpose of invigorating all men, and sparking a call to action.

SPEED FOR NEED was created earlier this year and ran the first race on July 4th down in Charlotte. To date, we have run 9 races, including the Run for your Life Novant Health 5K, in Cornelius, a couple of weeks ago. Below is the race video that was made to commemorate that race and will give you an idea of the impact that the race has on the Track Commanders and the community. The SPEED FOR NEED website ( also has a bunch of information and race videos from past races (they are all well worth your time):


Refund Policy: The Huntersville Half Marathon and Huntersville Holiday 5K maintain a NO REFUND policy.

Transfer Policy: The Huntersville Half Marathon does allow transfers from a registered runner to another runner. The currently registered runner and transfer runner must fill out the "registration transfer form" and mail form and a check for $5.00 to the address on the form.

Deferment Policy: The Huntersville Half Marathon does allow deferment from one year to the next year under some circumstances, primarily medical reasons. Deferments will be granted on a case by case basis. The participant requesting the deferment must fill out the "registration deferment form" and mail form and a check for $10 to the address on the form.

Click Here to download the deferment form.
Click Here to download the transfer form.