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Santa Hustle Smokies 5k & Half Marathon

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Distance Half marathon

About Santa Hustle Smokies 5k & Half Marathon

Santa Claus is comin’, and is running to your town! Join us and many of your Santa friends at the Santa Hustle Smokies 5k and Half Marathon.

Be a part of one of the largest growing races as thousands of Santas will hit the streets of Sevierville at the Annual Santa Hustle 5k & Half Marathon at the Wilderness Resort.

See Sevierville unlike ever before as thousands of Santas race along the city streets. Jingle all the way through the course with candy and cookies, festive music, and creative Christmas images, it is all designed to get you in the perfect holiday mood. This race is bound to be a Christmas tradition you do with your family and friends year after year.

So, if you like dressing like Santa Claus, enjoy dancing to some holiday music, devouring candy, and joining in on an epic after party then grab your favorite friends and family, get in the holiday spirit, and make your way to the Santa Hustle Smokies 5k & Half Marathon!


Santa Hustle Smokies Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Santa Hustle Smokies 5K

  • 5km



The Wilderness at the Smokies has a special rate starting at $119 just for Santa Hustle participants! Staying at the Wilderness is a great perk for our runners! You are right by the start, finish, after party and packet pick-up. The Wilderness features an indoor waterpark, family adventure center, restaurants and top of the line accommodations. For more information or to make reservations, please call 877-325-9453. Don’t forget to request the Santa Hustle group block to receive special discounted rates.

Age Limit

No age limit, any age can run/walk the race.

Award Medals

There will be age group awards for the top 3 males and females in each age group in 5 year increments starting with 10 and under going to 70+. Top 3 overall males and females will receive a personalized award after the race. All awards will be mailed to you after the New Year. All half marathon and 5K finishers will receive a finisher’s medal as well.

Equipment Storage

Gear check will be available to all participants starting at 6:00 a.m. until after the race. Please have your bib number gear check tab already placed on your bag when you come to the gear check area. Your gear check tab will be attached to your race bib.

Maximum Time

Course time limit 3.5 hours. All participants will need to keep around a 15 minute mile pace. The course will close completely at 11:00 a.m. If you are still on the course you will be allowed to finish but you must move to the sidewalk and follow all the rules of a regular pedestrian. If you are asked to move to the sidewalk at this time please understand it is for safety reasons.


The Wilderness offers free parking to all participants in the garage.


We will be using the bib tag system. Your timing strip is on the back of your bib. Please wear your bib on your front chest on the outside of your clothing. Your bib cannot be covered by any jackets, shirts, etc. or your time will not record.

Santa Hustle Smokies 5k & Half Marathon Route Map

Santa Hustle Smokies 5k & Half Marathon Route Map


Wilderness at the Smokies Resort and Waterpark



Runners and walkers will start both the half marathon and the 5K on the grounds of the Wilderness at the Smokies Hotel & Waterpark Resort, which lies just north of downtown Sevierville, off the Winfield Dunn Parkway.

From there, the race follows basically a long out-and-back route down the Winfield Dunn Parkway and Highway 441, southward all the way down to the race turnaround point, which lies just north of the intersection with Wears Valley Road.

Once runners reach the turnaround — the mid-way point of the half marathon — they’ll then make the turn and head back northward along Highway 441, all the way back up to the Wilderness at the Smokies Resort for the race finish. All along the way, the race course features the green hills and smoky haze that gives the “Smoky Mountains” their name, as runners make their way along the river valley carved by the Little Pigeon River.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.