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Santa Run 8K/5K & Snowman Dash

Sat December 14, 2024 Charlotte, NC 28202 US Directions

Costume Contest

Make sure you dress up for the holidays and  for the Costume Contest to be eligible for awesome prizes. 


Grab your friends or take it solo.


We will be judging for the following divisions:


Individual Costume – costume of only one person

Partner Costume – costumes with two people participating

Group Costume – 3 or more form a group

Kid’s Costume – Group, pair or individual.  All must be 12 and under and running the event.


Judges will be looking for originality, authenticity, overall theme, and craftsmanship.  Being “in character” is always a plus!


Rules for participants

o   You must run/walk in your costume the entire race to be eligible for prizes

o   Groups and pairs must come to the judging table together to be judged

o   If you are a group or a pair, you must pick a team captain and a team name.  We will use this name and the team captain’s race number for judging

o   You must have a race number visible to be eligible for the contest and keep your race number on for winner announcements

o   You must have been a registered participant and run the race to be eligible for the costume contest

**We have added a 12 and under division to the costume contest.  The 12 and under division is for singles, pairs or groups who are 12 or under (no differentiation among the categories, they will all be judged as one).   Someone 12 or under can compete in the adult Partner or Group contest with an older person as a part of their “group” but then cannot compete in the 12 and under division.  Any one older than 12 cannot compete in the Kid’s Contest.


We will announce winners during our results ceremony at 10:30.


Costume Contest Schedule 

Judging will take place:

8:00a-8:30a at the blue “Costume Contest” tent located toward the finish line area.



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