Charity Chase Half Marathon, 5k & Charity Chase Challenge

Sat March 28, 2020 Directions

Charity Chase Half Marathon

$60 7:45AM EDT - 11:45AM EDT
427 spots left. Price increases after February 14, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Charity Chase 5k

$20 7:00AM EDT - 8:00AM EDT Price increases after February 14, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Charity Chase Challenge

$75 7:00AM EDT - 11:45AM EDT Price increases after February 14, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
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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, March 27th 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

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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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