Twelve years ago a group of avid runners in the Hickory, NC area decided it was time to host a half marathon for the benefit of local running enthusiasts as well as local youth and family support charities.  Giving back to the local community is paramount to the Charity Chase founders and current board.  Over the last eleven years, just over $200,000 has been given to the charities and non-profit organizations that volunteer along the race course and finish line.

If you are not able to race but want to support organizations that help youth and families, we welcome any donations and 100% will go toward our non-profit volunteer groups.  

If your company would like to be a Charity Chase sponsor, contact us at

A list of our volunteer groups is available at

Many thanks from the Charity Chase Half Marathon Board