In its fourth year, the Huntersville Half Marathon (Huntersville Holiday 5k) continues its original objective to provide an opportunity for local runners to run a race on the streets they train daily. The race was originally designed by local runners for local runners but has grown to reach runners near and far. Runners from 14 different states participated in 2013.
Even with growth from year to year the race continues to strive to put the runners first. The course has changed from years past, including a change in direction and inclusion of portions of the new greenway in the area. The changes were made to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the runners and the supportive community. The rolling hill course winds through Huntersville neighborhoods and shopping centers to showcase the community. The event is supported by local athletes, businesses and community members to give participants the opportunity to experience Huntersville as a leader in advocacy for health and wellness.
The 2014 Huntersville Half Marathon is presented by Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center for the fourth year, which will benefit the Novant Health Foundation, helping families of patients in need during and after treatment. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2013, and will start and finish at Birkdale Village in Huntersville (Exit 25 off Interstate 77) at 8 a.m. An additional 5k is an option for those who prefer a shorter distance. With the support of the local community we have the opportunity to provide a quality event that is designed with the athlete in mind. Current prices for the event are $55 for the half-marathon and $25 for the 5k. These prices will remain the same through November.
Each athlete will receive a custom Huntersville Half hoodie and custom finisher’s medal (can be seen on www.huntersvillehalf.com). Also, the website provides access to the certified course maps and other information athletes may need. We hope you are among those who decide to run.