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Mel's Jingle Run 5K

Sat December 7, 2019 Hickory, NC 28601 US Directions


Mel's Jingle Run 5K

9:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST

Mel's Phantom Runner

9:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST


9:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST
Open to ages 18 - 99.


We are excited to invite you to participate in the 5th Annual Mel’s Jingle Run, a festive 5K race that helps the Family Guidance Center in our local community. Mellow Mushroom Hickory has teamed up with RunTimeRaces to host the area’s premier Christmas-themed 5K run/walk. The timed race is family friendly, with all ages invited to participate.  In addition to medals awarded to those who place in the race, there will also be awards given for the most “jingled out” or festive costumes and race apparel. Please make plans to join us on Saturday, December 7th at 9 a.m. in Downtown Hickory.  As a RunTimeRaces produced event, be assured this event will be well organized and leave you with an Awesome Race Experience.

We're asking each participant to bring an unwrapped NEW toy on race day for a chance to win $100 VISA gift card (you will be entered into a drawing to be held immediately following the awards ceremony. You must be present to win.) Toys will be presented to Santa Cops, a charity of the Conover Police Department.  

Early Registration through 11:59 pm on MONDAY, November 25th includes a FREE RACE TEE. Race Day Registration opens from 7:45 am - 8:45 am Race Day (Race Tee NOT Guaranteed during Late or Race Day Registration)

Given to the top 3 male & female finishers, and top Overall Masters male and female. Awards will go to the top 3 male and female 5K finishers in the following age groups:

Age Divisions (Male & Female)
10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19,
20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 Plus

Packet Pick Up for Friday, December 6th from 10am-7pm @ Fleet Feet Sports Hickory.
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 7:45 am - 8:45 am.


Union Square NW
Hickory, NC US 28601

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Sponsorship Information & Printable Sponsorship Form (See attached PDF)

August 20, 2019

Dear Friends,
We are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Mel’s Jingle Run and we’re excited to invite you to be a part of it. A holiday themed 5K race that supports the Family Guidance Center, Mel’s Jingle Run is becoming a Christmastime tradition. Join us on Saturday, December 7 at 9 a.m. on Union Square in Downtown Hickory to celebrate the season with the most jolly, fun-filled, festive 5K in our region.
All race proceeds will benefit the Family Guidance Center, an indispensable organization that offers a variety of counseling services for both individuals and families, as well as provides domestic violence services and a shelter for battered women, giving safety and compassion to those who need it most. The Family Guidance Center’s services reflect their belief that families are the cornerstone of society and that strong families build strong communities.
We’re proud of this organization and all that they do for our community. We’re asking for your help in raising necessary funds to assist The Family Guidance Center in continuing their excellent service to our friends and neighbors. Please consider sponsoring Mel’s Jingle Run. Not only is it a family-friendly community event, but it also provides encouragement and support to non-profit organizations doing the important work that makes our city a great place to live.
Please review the attached sponsorship form and let us know how you would like to contribute.
For information about the Family Guidance Center, visit their website at and for more information about Mel’s Jingle Run, checkout our Facebook page at Online registration and details for the race can be found at
If you have any questions, please contact us at (828) 446-4248 or email
We appreciate your role in the business community and all that you do for our city. We look forward to partnering with you in this worthy endeavor.


Leslie Knapp

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Refund Policy

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RunTimeRaces reserves the right to modify, change, reschedule, or cancel this event.

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