Location: Hickory, NC US 28601 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
Making Communities Healthier 5k Run/Walk
8:00AM EDT
Making Communities Healthier Fun Run
8:45AM EDT
2nd Street NW at 4th Ave NW, Behind Frye Hospital
Hickory, NC US 28601

Frye Regional’s Making Communities Healthier® 5K (formerly known as the Do The Unthinkable 5k) will be held on Saturday, September 16 at Frye Regional Medical Center. The name of the race - Making Communities Healthier®, is consistent with our mission to improve the overall health of the Greater Hickory area. We are committed to the wellbeing of our community and will dedicate the proceeds from the Making Communities Healthier® 5K to the Catawba County Backpack Program, which works with schools throughout the county to provide children with a backpack filled with food every Friday throughout the school year.

More than 10,000 children in Catawba County are food insecure. Please join us as a participant of the Making Communities Healthier® 5K. It costs $120 to sponsor a child in need to receive a backpack every Friday throughout the school year. With your help, we will have an opportunity to feed dozens of children. 

Race Contact Info

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Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick-up on Friday, September 15th, at Fleet Feet Sports-Hickory at 3022 B, N. Center Street, Hickory, from 10am-7pm. 

Late registrations will also be accepted during this time for a fee of $20.

 Race Packets will also be available on race morning starting at 7am at the race site.