Charity Chase Half Marathon, 5k & Charity Chase Challenge

June 6, 2020 (tentative) Directions

Charity Chase Half Marathon

$65 7:45AM EDT - 11:45AM EDT
381 spots left. Registration ends June 2, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Charity Chase 5k

$30 7:00AM EDT - 8:00AM EDT Registration ends June 2, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Charity Chase Challenge

$80 7:00AM EDT - 11:45AM EDT Registration ends June 2, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
COVID-19 - Event Postponement

New Date: June 6, 2020 (tentative)

Following the rapid evolution of the COVID-19 situation, our team has made the decision to all Charity Chase events. We have concluded that hosting this year’s event at this time poses an undeniable risk to the public and we’re not willing to take that risk. 

We appreciate the community’s patience during this time of a public health threat from COVID-19. 

At this time, all Charity Chase Events are tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, June 6th. You may elect to remain registered, request a refund, or transfer your registration to the 2021 event.


The Charity Chase Executive Board

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

The race will start and finish in Downtown Hickory next to the Lowe's Foods Park. See a Google map at:

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

The 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 are now offering TWO NEW RACES IN 2020! 

New for 2020 is the Charity Chase 5k which will take participants through the downtown area of Hickory and through Lenoir Rhyne University.  The 5k will start before the Half Marathon so family members can participate and still have time to cheer each other on!

Also New for 2020 is our Charity Chase Challenge!!! Run both the Charity Chase 5k and Half Marathon! Are you ready for the Challenge?

Charity Chase Challenge participants will begin with the Charity Chase 5k Run at 7:00 AM, run through the finish line, and get ready to start the Charity Chase Half Marathon BEFORE 7:45 AM!  Challenge participants will run the Half Marathon to get their Charity Chase Challenge & Charity Chase Half Marathon Medal!

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 5th from 10am-7pm @ Fleet Feet Hickory
Fleet Feet 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.

Course Maps for 5k and Half Marathon


Charity Chase 5k Route 2020

Charity Chase Half Marathon Route 2020



Half Marathon Shirt
5K Shirt
Refund Policy

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


The race will start and finish in Downtown Hickory next to the Lowe's Foods Park. See a Google map at:

MapMyRun Map

Like this page and invite your friends on Facebook.

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy. If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.