Event Info | Santa Hustle North Carolina
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Santa Hustle North Carolina Event Information

It’s not just a race. It’s a magical experience.

Come join the Santa Hustle® magic on Saturday, December 22, 2018 in Belmont, North Carolina.

All 5K and Half Marathon Santa lovers will receive:

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Sweatshirt to wear while running
  • 5K or Half Marathon Finisher Medal

All Kids Participants will receive:

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Ribbon

Add on the Santa Hustle Mrs. Claus Package! Package Includes:

  • Red Tutu
  • Arm Warmers
  • Candy Candy Socks
  • Two Face Tattoos

With this swag gift, you won’t want anything else this Christmas!

Entry Fees

5k Run/Walk

$44.75: Now – December 7
$49.75: December 8 – 21
$60.00: Race Day

Half Marathon

$64.75: Now – December 7
$69.75: December 8 – 21
$80.00: Race Day

Date & Time

Saturday, December 22, 2018

  • Half Marathon Start: 8:00 a.m.*
  • 5K Start: 8:15 a.m.*
  • Kids Dash Start: 7:30 a.m.

*Times Subject to Change

Start & Finish

The start and finish line location will be in Downtown Belmont

4 N. Main St.
Belmont, NC 28012

Race Charity

Santa Hustle’s National Charity is Toys for Tots! All toys donated go to children in need, so on race day, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Santa Hustle for Toys for Tots!

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

The Official 2018 Santa Hustle North Carolina Charity is Community in Schools Gaston County.

Race Packet Pick-Up

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up will be available at McDonalds (505 N. Main St., Belmont, NC 28012)

  • Friday, December 21, 2018 from 11am – 7pm.

Race day packet pick-up will be available in Downtown Belmont

  • Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 6:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
  • PPU will close exactly at 7:45 a.m. so Santa says to come early and be prepared for long lines!

CLICK HERE to book your hotel room for the  Santa Hustle North Carolina.

Santa Hustle Swag
Santa Hustle Free Gifts

All 5K & Half Marathon Participants will receive:

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Performance Hoodie
  • 5k OR Half Marathon Finisher Medal


All Kids Race Participants will receive:

  • Santa Hat
  • Santa Beard
  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Ribbon
Timing and Bibs

The Santa Hustle 5k and Half Marathon is an officially timed event using the disposable B-Tag timing system. Timing chips are attached directly to the back of your bib number and are to remain adhered for the duration of the event. In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your bib is:

  • Clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
  • Pinned in all four corners
  • Not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

There will be timing clocks at the start and finish lines. Results will be posted on-site, as soon as possible following the event and official results will be posted on our website within 24 hours.

Location & Parking

Parking will be available around the area at churches and schools. First Baptist, First Presbyterian, Belmont Middle School, Alexander Memorial Baptist, etc.


The top three male & female finishers in each age group for the 5K and Half Marathon will receive a customized Santa Hustle medal. The top three overall male and female finishers will receive a Santa Hustle personalized award. Age groups are as follows: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over.

Awards will be presented on site at the Awards Ceremony! Participant must be present on event day to receive medal.

  • 5K Awards Ceremony: 9:30 A.M.
  • HALF Awards Ceremony: Estimated Around 10:30 A.M.

If you do not pick up your medal there will be a $5 fee to have it mailed to you: Post race medal request registration.

All Finishers will receive either this awesome half marathon or 5K finisher medal!

Awards will be handed out for the following categories:

  • Best Group Costumes
  • Best Individual Costume
Gear Check

Gear Check will be available for all participants at the race starting at 6:30 AM. Please use the provided tear off on your race bib and zip tie to use when you check your personal items. Any gear not picked up by 12:00 PM on race day will be transported to our main office in Palatine, IL. Items not claimed within 30 days will be donated to a local charity.

Strollers, Walkers, and Dogs

Strollers and walkers are allowed. Strollers and Walkers need to start behind all the runners.

Although we love your fur babies, dogs or any animals are not allowed.  However, they can help cheer you on.

Santa Hustle Post Race Party
Register Now for the Santa Hustle North Carolina!

Register Now

or send a PDF Form to:


Santa Hustle Race Series, LCC.
c/o Santa Hustle North Carolina
345 N Eric Dr
Palatine IL, 60067

Refunds / Exchanges

Since Santa Claus has many upfront costs, we have a strict and uniform policy of no refunds or exchanges, no person-to-person transfer, or no deferrals to a future year. We do understand that plans change, injuries happen, and various holiday festivities and situations arise, but, we feel it is most fair to apply a uniform policy to all, instead of a subjective line of who should receive a refund and who doesn’t.  All purchases and sales are 100% final, no exceptions. Refunds will not be issued based on weather conditions. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.