Charity Chase Half Marathon, 5k & Charity Chase Challenge

Sat June 5, 2021 Directions RaceJoy Ready

Charity Chase Half/5K/Challenge

6:30AM - 7:15AM EDT
Events: Charity Chase Half Marathon Charity Chase 5k Charity Chase Challenge

Charity Chase Virtual

6:30AM EDT
Events: Charity Chase Half Marathon Virtual Run Charity Chase 5K Virtual Run Charity Chase Challenge Virtual Run
Start line for the 5K is at the corner of 4th St NW and Main Ave NW; Start line for the half is on 4th St NW in between First Citizen's Bank and 1st Baptist Church

We are celebrating our 15th year of the Charity Chase Half Marathon!!!!

The Charity Chase Half Marathon is a 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 are now offering TWO NEW RACES and a VIRTUAL option!!!

New for 2021 is the Charity Chase 5k which will take participants through the downtown area of Hickory. 

Also New for 2021 is our Charity Chase Challenge!!! Run both the Charity Chase 5k and Half Marathon! Are you ready for the Challenge?

We are also offering a virtual option for those individuals that do not feel comfortable running in person due to COVID 19.

Charity Chase Challenge participants will begin with the Charity Chase 5k Run at 6:30 AM, run through the finish line, and get ready to start the Charity Chase Half Marathon BEFORE 7:15 AM!  Challenge participants will run the Half Marathon to get their Charity Chase Challenge & Charity Chase Half Marathon Medal!  Charity Chase 5K individual run will start at 6:30 AM along side the challenge participants.  

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 will be Friday, June 4th from 12pm-6pm @ the Hickory Metro Convention Center

Hickory Metro Convention Center     

1960 13th Ave Dr SE

Hickory, NC  28602                    

Race Day Packet Pick Up and Registration are available at race venue between 5:30 am - 6:15 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

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Course Maps for 5k and Half Marathon


Charity Chase 5k Route 2021


Charity Chase Half Marathon Route 2021



Half Marathon Shirt
5K Shirt
Refund Policy

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


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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Charity Chase Half Marathon, 5k & Charity Chase Challenge.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

Start line for the 5K is at the corner of 4th St NW and Main Ave NW; Start line for the half is on 4th St NW in between First Citizen's Bank and 1st Baptist Church

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