Celebrate the Season with the 5th Annual

RunnerDude’s “Oh Snap!” Holiday Scavenger Hunt Run/Walk!

Run or Walk this event anytime December 17th through December 26 or after!

Two Routes! This event will consist of a 5- and 10-mile route. Each route will have specific holiday-related items to find during the run/walk. The scavenger hunt items will be in and-around the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods. Some will be “in-your-face” obvious while other will be more obscure.  You’ll need to look up, down, and maybe even behind you! Perfect for the famliy!

Packet Pickup: Packet Pickup will take place Thursday, December 15th 4:30-5:45pm at the back parking lot of Lawndale Baptist Church (3505 Lawndale Dr) and Friday, December 16th 4:00-6:00pm at the Spencer Love Tennis Center parking lot (3802 Jaycee Park Drive). Note: If you are not able to pick up your packet on 12/15 or 12/16, you can have a friend pick them up for you on those dates. I’ll also have them at the Saturday morning group run on 12/17 7:00am-9:00am (run location TBD).
  • Full-Registration Participants – At packet pickup, full-registration participants will receive printed route directions and scavenger hunt item info for both distances as well as the RunGoApp route links for both distances, and their long sleeve T-shirt.
  • Basic-Registration Participants do not need to come to packet pickup. The 5- and 10-mile RunGoApp route links and links to printable versions of the route directions and scavenger hunt item info will be emailed to Basic (and Full) participants on 12/16.
  • Waiver: Scroll down to see waiver information for this event.
Note: RunGoApp is a free GPS app available for both Apple and Android. This app gives audible turn-by-turn voice directions during the run/walk. Be sure to download the app to your smart phone prior to accessing the route links. The app works best if you take your phone off WiFi during the run/walk.

Event Week: You can run/walk the Scavenger Hunt starting any time during December 17- December 26th or after!

Starting Location: Both route distances begin in Downtown Greensboro at the corner of N. Elm St. and Friendly Ave at Center City Park (200 N. Elm Street). Parking in city lots and parking decks is free on the weekend.


  • Full Registration- Full Registration is closed.
  • Basic Registration- $20 (Does not include the event T-shirt. Does include emailed RunGoApp course route links and links to printable scavenger hunt info and and links to printable routes. Email will be sent on 12/16.) Basic Registration closes 12/15/22.

Selfie Drawing!

Have fun along the way! Post a selfie of you with your favorite scavenger hunt item to Instagram and/or Facebook (by 12/31/22) with #OhSnap22 and be entered in a drawing for a $50 Gift Certificate to RunnerDude’s Fitness and a $25 Gift Certificate to REI! Two lucky winners will each receive both gift certificates! That’s $75 worth of loot! Winners will be announced on 1/1/23.


This event is not a race. There is no specific time for the event. It can be run or walked anytime (daylight hours) starting December 17-26th or after. The routes follow greenways, sidewalks, and residential streets. Participants are to follow all traffic signals and signs. Participants will be responsible for their own fueling and hydration needs during the run/walk.

RUNNERDUDE’S WHAT THE ELF! SCAVENGER HUNT RUN/WALK WAIVER: By registering and participating in this event, I know that running/walking a road fun run/walk is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able. I agree to abide by any decision of an event official relative to my ability to safely complete the run/walk. I assume all risks associated with participating in this event, including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather including high heat and humidity, traffic, and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I for myself and anyone for whom I am entitled to act, waive, release, and will hold harmless RunnerDude’s Fitness and Thad McLaurin from all claims and liabilities of any kind arising out of or related to my participation in this race. I grant the event organizers my permission to use any images taken of me in further publicity or advertising.