Huntersville Half Marathon, 10K & Holiday 5K

Saturday, December 9, 2023 • Huntersville, NC • Course Map

Note: A virtual option is available for this event. Registration details are included below.

More than 900 runners cross the finish line in both races combined each year at the annual Huntersville Half Marathon and Huntersville Holiday 5K, a pair of races that take runners through this town of just over 46,000 residents near Charlotte on a course filled with rolling hills and quiet residential streets throughout.

Runners start the race at the Birkdale Village shopping center, on Lindhorn Drive. From there, the course first heads south and west on Birkdale Commons Parkway past the Birkdale Golf Course and the Cox House Museum, and then into the neighborhoods that lie south of the golf course.

Through these areas, the winding streets curve around houses and tree-lined roads, and the hills are really rolling throughout — there are few truly flat stretches.

The biggest hills occur between the 1st and 2nd mile markers and around mile marker 5, and runners will see a repeat of those hills on the return route in the final couple of miles.

Note that the Holiday 5K takes place the Friday evening before the Saturday half marathon, so runners may participate in both races if they wish.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in the North Carolina Piedmont region, just south of Lake Norman and about 12 miles north of Charlotte, Huntersville typically sees December temperatures that average between 35°F and 54°F, while precipitation totals average just under 3.2 inches for the month.

On the day of the race (Dec. 9), the average low is 36°F and the average high is 55°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Huntersville Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

8:00 AM


  • $70 – $90 for the half marathon
  • $35 – $45 for the 10K
  • $25 – $35 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of the Huntersville Half Marathon, 10K, or Holiday 5K race, register online at the event website here.

Official Race Website


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