Charity Chase Half Marathon

Sat April 13, 2019 Directions RaceJoy Ready

Charity Chase Half Marathon

7:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

Charity Chase Lite (6.5 miles)

7:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
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Charity Chase Half Marathon is an rewarding run for those up for the challenge.  Hickory is in the foothills of North Carolina and the race course winds around the city with elevation changes that will require some effort, you'll have run up and down the equivalent of a sixty-story building before you finish.  But don't be scared off!  We have participants that run/walk and runners as young as seven and as old as seventy.  There is something even more exciting about this race!

We now offer runners, who don't want to run a whole half marathon, a new option.  The first loop of our course is just over a 10K at about 6.5 miles.  We call this run Charity Chase Lite and we encourage new runners to sign up and become regular participants in the annual Charity Chase event.

Our Charity volunteer groups help make Charity Chase Half Marathon run smoothly.  There will be over 300 volunteers at the start/finish and along the race course to cheer you on, provide water, Gatorade & GU.  They may even entertain you along the way!  Hickory's Police Department will be at every controlled intersection and our EMS will be on standby along the course for your safety.

Packet Pick Up for Friday, April 12th from 10am-7pm @ Fleet Feet Sports Hickory.Location:
Fleet Feet Sports of Hickory 
Belle Hollow Shopping Center
3022 B North Center St., Hickory, NC 28601
Phone: (828) 304- 4786

Race Day Packet Pick Up at race venue between 5:30 am - 6:45 am.

Everything we do at Charity Chase Half Marathon is geared to giving our RUNNERS a rewarding race where, hopefully, new PERSONAL BESTS and GREAT EXPERIENCES will be found.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Charity Chase Half Marathon.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Charity Chase Half Marathon is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
Course Maps

The Charity Chase Half Marathon has course maps available.

View Course Maps
Course Map & Turn-by-Turn Directions 2019 Detour Changes

Turn-by-Turn with 2019 Changes

Start on Main Ave NW head toward 4th Street NW on Main Ave NW

Turn R on 4th Street NW

Turn R on 13th Ave NW

Turn L on 3rd Street NE

Turn R on 14th Ave NE

Turn L on 5th Street NE

Turn R on 21st Ave NE

Turn R on 8th Street Dr NE

Turn Slight L on 8th Street NE (you will run in front of LRU)

8th Street NE becomes Main Ave NE

Turn R on 2nd St NW (2019 Change)

Turn L on on 1st Ave NW to 4th St NW (2019 Change)

At 4th St NW the Lite will turn L on 4th St NW, then L on Main Ave NW to finish.


The Half Marathon will then:

Turn R on 4th Street NW

Turn L on 13th Ave Place NW

Turn R on 4th Street NW

Turn L on 16th Ave NW

Turn R onto 5th Street NW (through rock columns)

Turn R on 18th Ave LN NW

Turn L on 4th Street Place NW

4th Street Place NW becomes 19th Ave Cir NW

Turn R to continue on 19th Ave Cir NW

Turn L on 6th Street NW

Turn R to continue on 6th Street NW

Turn R on 6th Street Dr NW

6th Street DR NW becomes 9th Ave NW

Turn L on 9th St NW

Turn R on 6th Ave Dr NW

Turn L on 10th Street PL NW (2019 change)

Turn L on 4th Ave Dr NW (natural curve)

Turn R on 9th Street NW

Turn L on Main Ave NW

Finish Near start on Main Ave NW

Refund Policy

All sales are final. No refunds for this event.
RunTimeRaces reserves the right to modify, change, reschedule, or cancel this event.


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