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Holiday Hustle 5K

  • Harford Community College 401 Thomas Run Road Bel Air, MD, 21015 United States (map)

Celebrate the holidays with family and friends at the Holiday Hustle 5K! Holiday attire is encouraged – there are even awards for the best dressed. All participants receive a winter hat, finisher medal/ornament, and chip timing. Stick around after for hot chocolate and awards…it may end being the least stressful day of the holiday season!

Entry Fees:

$20 - UNTIL JULY 26TH AT 11:59PM - 48 Hour Christmas In July Early Bird Price!

$25 until August 31st
$30 until October 31st
$35 until December 12th
$40 at packet pickup and on race day

Kids 10 & under are welcome to participate in the 5K race at no charge, but will not receive a winter hat (they will receive a finisher medal/ornament). This discount will be applied at check-out. If you would like your child to receive a hat, please register them in the regular 5k category.

For a downloadable Registration Form. Click Here

*There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event.

Harford Family House Donation Information

Harford Family House provides a fully furnished apartment to each of it’s families. When the families graduate from their program, they are able to take many of the items with them, so they are always in need of household items. In addition, families are able to access a supply closet on a weekly basis for cleaning supplies, toiletries and other personal hygiene items.

Help donate today

On race day Harford Family House will be collecting materials & supplies for those in need.

Item Wish List includes:

  • Air Fresheners

  • All-Purpose Cleaner

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Baby Wipes

  • Bathroom Cleaner

  • Bleach

  • Body Soap

  • Body Wash

  • Comet

  • Conditioner

  • Deodorant (Men’s And Women’s)

  • Dish Soap

  • Dryer Sheets

  • Garbage Bags

  • Hand Soap

  • Kitchen Sponges

  • Light Bulbs

  • Lotion

  • Lysol Wipes

  • Plastic Wrap

  • Q-Tips

  • Razors (Men’s And Women’s)

  • Sandwich Bags

  • Shampoo

  • Shaving Cream

  • Tissues

  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner

  • Toilet Paper

  • Windex

*For more information on how you can help out. Click here.

Race Information


Friday, December 13th from 4PM-8PM
Bel Air Athletic Club
658 Boulton St.
Bel Air, MD 21014

Saturday, December 14th from 10AM-2PM
Charm City Run - Bel Air
126 South Main Street, #2
Bel Air, MD 21014

Race Day:
On-site started at 7:30AM


  • Winter hat guaranteed to all participants registered by December 8th (availability can not be guaranteed for those registering after the 8th).

  • Finisher medal that can double as a holiday ornament (guaranteed to the first 650 registrants)

  • Disposable chips will be used to generate race results

  • Mile splits will capture your progress through the course

  • A personalized “timing slip” for each finisher with time and place results

  • Hot chocolate and other refreshments

  • Restrooms are available inside Harford Community College, and plenty of on-site parking is available at the college as well. All pre-race and post-race activities will be INSIDE!

  • Water will be available on the 5k course, and course marshals will direct racers at all turns.


The 5K course begins on the Harford Community College campus outside of the Susquehanna Center, and travels through on a loop through the HCC campus before returning to the starting area for the finish.

The course is entirely on paved and crushed gravel surfaces. For safety reasons, pets, roller skates, and other wheeled devices (with the exception of wheelchairs) are not allowed on the course. Jogging strollers are permitted, but we ask that you start in the back of the pack so that your stroller does not create a tripping hazard. In order to hear instructions from course marshals and safety personnel during the event we STRONGLY discourage the use of headphones.


Top 3 overall males and females, as well as in each age group as follows:

10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+

First male and female runners to finish the course in a complete Santa costume (red long sleeve shirt/jacket, red pants, beard, and hat). These costumes do not need to be shopping mall quality, but red running shorts are NOT pants 

The first 650 registrants are guaranteed to receive a Holiday Hustle medal that can double as an ornament. We even provide the hooks to use for your tree! 


We have plenty of volunteering opportunities.  Please click the link below to read more and register to volunteer.


Harford Family House is the largest provider of transitional housing for families with children experiencing homelessness and unaccompanied adults ages 18-24 in Harford County. They are the only organization in Harford County capable of keeping an intact family, including father, together during the crisis of homelessness. It’s their goal to end homelessness in Harford County, one family at a time.


Please review the Charm City Run Weather and Event Cancellation policy here prior to registering for this event. If you have any questions about the policy please email us at prior to registering.