The NUTCRACKER 5K, Hilton Head Island


The NUTCRACKER 5K  Presented by Horizon Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine. Register online up until November 1. You can also register on race day at race site up until 20 minutes before start of race.



Saturday – November 2, 2019

Kick off the Holiday Season with the inaugural Nutcracker 5K on Hilton Head Island. We’ll have the main race, post race party, Nutcracker dancers and characters, and…. all the race swag you can handle. Come run, walk, play, dance … and, celebrate the holiday spirit.

The event benefits the Deep Well Project of Hilton Head – so, bring a toy and be included in drawings for special prizes. The 5K run / walk event promises to be great time for ages. This event will challenge the participants to a 5K run / walk, serve as a toy drive for the Deep Well Project of Hilton Head, and show off the Hilton Head Dance Theatre’s dancers and playful characters. We guarantee this community event will fill your legs and hearts with joy.



  • The Nutcracker Themed 5K – think Nutcracker Ballet – dancers, characters, music … the Hilton Head Dance Theatre will be performing at the start / finish and on the course. Come ready to run, walk, play, dance – celebrate!

  • Race Swag – every registered participant receives a custom race t-shirt (a really cool one too!) – and, custom awards will be given to the race winners.

  • Post Race PartyJava Burrito is catering the post race party – expect delicious treats at the finish. Oh yeah, there will be dancers too – the Hilton Head Dance Theatre will be performing at the finish. So, save some energy to show off your moves.

  • Giving Back – the Deep Well Project – Hilton Head will benefit from a portion of the event’s proceeds. And, we are hosting a toy drive for the Deep Well Project too – so, bring a toy (see list below) and be included in drawings for special prizes.



The Deep Well Project – “the Island’s charity”. Founded in 1973, the Deep Well Project has been a source of emergency assistance to the Hilton Head Island community for over 40 years. The Deep Well Project is based on islanders helping their neighbors in need — and reflects the caring community in which we live. We are proud that a portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Deep Well Project.

Toy Drive – Help us stock the Santa Shop for the holidays. Donate a toy (see toy wish list below) and you will be included in our drawing for special prizes (happening after the awards ceremony).


Contact a convenient location near you!
Okatie | Bluffton | Hilton Head

Mike Tucker