Thursday, November 30, 2017

Information for Elves, 2017

Good Evening Everyone. 

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS.  With out them, we would not be able to have this event!  

KEEP IN MIND THIS EVENT IS IN THE EVENING/NIGHT ON CITY STREETS.  We suggest wearing bright / easy to see, clothing. 

PLEASE PARK IN THE BACK PARKING LOT AT Mitchell Community College (address below).  There are several events in the area on Saturday, we want to be respectful of others.  Do Not park in the Broad Street Methodist Church parking lot, or on Broad Street in front of their facility.

Online registration is closed.  For those needing to register for the 3k walk, 5k or 10k, you can do so Friday evening at early pack pick up, from 4pm to 6pm, or on Saturday starting at 3pm. See below for location information.

Those who register for the 5k and 10k will be receiving the runner bag that will have a t-shirt (based on registration status), free appetizer from The Outback of Statesville and other items.  We also have items (including Outback Cards) for the 3k participants.
We have ordered a few extra shirts and we will give those out on a first come basis.  These are in limited supply please keep that in mind. We also have shirts from the past couple of events we are selling for $5 each. 

The Outback of Statesville has also donated the awards for the best dresses/costumes!
10k runners also note, you will need to finish the first 5k in 35 minutes or less to continue on to the second half of the course.  At 36 minuets we will direct everyone to the finish line.  Last year we implemented this safety measure with great success.  ROTE and the Statesville PD must keep everyone's safety in mind.  Thanks for your understanding.  
Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks-Chief Elf

Elf Race Headquarters~ you can't miss us.
Mitchell Community College
500 West Broad Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Friday 4-6pm at MCC/Elf Headquarters
Early Pick up and Registration for 3k, 5k and 10k

Elf Headquarters/MCC
Registration opens at 3pm closes at 4:45pm
Costume Contest 4:30pm.  With Awards for best dressed
Race and walk will start at EXACTLY at 5pm.  Awards to follow ASAP.

Friday, November 24, 2017



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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Info Update

Registration will be open until 8am 11/27/2017. Those who register by then will be guaranteed an event shirt.  Online registration will be open until midnight 11-29-2017.  Anyone wishing to register after 11-29 will need to do so at early pack pick up or on Race Day.  Race Day registration will be $30.  Register early to be guaranteed a shirt and save $$. 

3K registration will be on the day of the race starting at 3pm. 

All those running the 10k will need to finish the first 5k in 35 minutes or less to be able to continue on to the last half of the run.  At 5:36 pm we will close the 10k course and everyone will be directed to the finish line.  With the event being held at night, we need to keep safety first. 

Let us know if you have any questions.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Stephanie Kastor Chapman Memorial Scholarship

The mission of the RUNNING OF THE ELVES 5K/10K is to become a catalyst of hope in the lives of local families and in the activities of charitable organizations who have financial needs. Beginning with the 2016 race and going forward, the profit from each race will be donated to a local family or charitable organization in our community. 

This year we are very proud to announce we will be donating all proceeds from the event to the Stephanie Chapman Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Please help us support this fantastic cause.  

If you have any questions please email us at
The course has been posted in the pictures folder.  The course is flat and goes through Downtown Statesville with all the Christmas lights and decorations.  We will have awards for overall and age groups.  There will also be door prizes  and give-a-ways.  Each entry will get a gift bag with a style shirt and some surprise gifts. 

The race is on December 2nd, 2017 5:00 pm.  The race will be run through downtown Statesville, NC, at night. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.  Click the link below to register now.  

We are proud to be partnering with RunTimeRaces again this year.  They will be providing our event timing and promotion.

Sunday, December 4, 2016


Thanks again to everyone that registered for this years event to help support the Burden Family and Todd's battle against cancer.  

Here are the links to the results.  They can also be found on, just click on their calendar, and select our event.  Let me know if you have any questions.


Next year is the 5th anniversary, our charge for 500 runners.  Save the date!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Current info

Running of the Elves online registration closes tonight at midnight!  
You can register in person tomorrow at early bag pick up 4-6 pm at 500 West Broad St. Mitchell Community College. 
You can also register on race day starting at 3 pm. Until 4:45pm. Same location. 

Elf Race Day Headquarters 
500 West Broad Street, Statesville. 
Mitchell Community College
You can't miss us.