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Kandace Helms 5k

Sat September 14, 2024 Lincolnton, NC 28092 US Directions


5k Run (Timed)

$25 8:30AM EDT Price increases after July 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids Fun Run

$0 8:00AM EDT Registration ends September 11, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


Betty G. Ross
800 Madison Street
Lincolnton, NC US 28092


We are excited to be back for the 8th annual Kandace Helms 5K event. Our first seven races were great successes and for that we thank you.


The Kandace Helms 5K is open to EVERYONE, from competitive runners to walkers including seniors and children. It is always an amazing event full of love and encouragement.

Event Shirts and participation medals are guaranteed with your registration through Sept 6, 2024.


Saturday Sept. 14th, 2024 Betty G Ross Park.

Local packet pickup and registration will take place at 7 am on Race Day!

8 am Fun Run Kicks off,

8:30 am 5k Run kicks off


Awards for Overall and Age Groups:

Top 3 Overall (Male and Female)

Age Groups (Male and Female) as follows: 17 and under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-64, 65+  



The Kandace Helms Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 that funds a scholarship program for Lincoln County graduates and other youth organizations.



About Kandace Helms:

Kandace Helms was a loving stay at home mom to Peyton and Mason. Her life was taken instantly in a head on collision while driving her son Peyton to school on March 8, 2016.
Kandace always had a kind word that was complemented by her beautiful smile. This walk is in her memory and where people that love her can come together in her memory and give back to others, like she always found time to do.
Kandace loved watching her son and his friends play baseball at Boger City Optimist.  Kandace was a board member at The Boger City Optimist Club; she had big dreams for the future of the ball field. Kandace enjoyed the fellowship the parents share at Boger City is special; we are one big family, surrounding our children with a safe and happy environment to play baseball.
This run/walk is in her memory and helps fund The Kandace Helms Foundation which is a Non-profit 501(c) 3 that funds a scholarship program for Lincoln County graduates and other youth organizations.

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5k Course map!

The 5K route is as follows:

• Leave Betty Ross Park on Motz Avenue
• Travel 0.1 of a miles to rail trail entrance
• Continue on rail trail crossing the following streets
o Congress Street @ Government Street, 
o Academy Street
o Sycamore Street 
o Pine Street
o Dixon Street

• Runners will cross Dixon Street making a u turn on rail trail and returning to start/ finish line following the same route.

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