Hickory 2016

A great team needs a great captain.

And we’re here to help you with the details.

Team in colonTeam captains must register first and create their team name during the registration process. Team members can then join the team when they register by selecting the team name from the drop down box on the registration form.

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Team Captains! Watch your email for important race day information just for teams. Be sure you have selected to receive email communication from us, or you may miss some important details.

Team awards given on event day include:

  • Top Fundraising Team
  • Largest Team
  • Most Creative Team

Other awards may also be given at the discretion of the local event director.

Have Questions? Take a look at the team captain packet and our FAQ page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Every Dollar Counts

top fundraisersWe appreciate all fundraising efforts by our participants, no matter how large or small. Money raised by runners and walkers like you will help us reach our goals of increasing screening for the nation’s No. 2 cancer killer in your local community.

If each of you were to raise or donate just $35 the Colon Cancer Coalition would have an additional $1 million to help us reach the goal of an 80% colon cancer screening rate by the year 2018.

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An award will be giving to the Top Individual Fundraiser on event day.

A fundraising page will automatically be created for you once you have completed your online registration! Personalize your page and invite your friends & family to make a donation. 

Join Our Team!

volunteers.jpgAll Get Your Rear in Gear events are planned and run by groups of dedicated volunteers who want to make a difference in their local communities.

These committees can always use your help. We need people to help in advance with planning, marketing and securing sponsors, and on race day to help with set-up, registration, and more!

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Can't attend in person?

Become a Virtual Racer!

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We all lead busy lives, by registering as a virtual racer you can help a team towards the Largest Team and Top Fundraising Team awards, but can do your own thing on race day.

Virtual racers receive an event shirt that can be picked up in person at packet pick-up or by a friend or family member on race day.

If you are a colon cancer survivor and register as a virtual racer you also receive a survivor shirt.

But you must sign up for this option before online registration closes!

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Contact Us!

Have questions? Need help with a registration? Want to sponsor?

Many answers can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you don't find your answer, please feel to reach out.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, contact info@getyourrearingear.com

Register for Get Your Rear in Gear – Hickory, a 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Run to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Hickory-area. Money raised will stay in our community to encourage screening and education for the nation’s No. 2 cancer killer. With your help, we can increase positively impact screening rates for this highly preventable cancer.

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Get Your Rear in Gear® – Hickory

Saturday, March 19, 2016

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Lenoir-Rhyne University

Hickory, NC


  • 5K Run/Walk Adult:  $25 until March 1; $35 on Race Day
  • 5K Run/Walk Youth:  $12 until March 1; $15 on Race Day
  • Kids Fun Run (10 and under): $12 until March 1; $15 on Race Day

Please note: fees are non-refundable and race bibs are non-transferable

Online Registration closes Wednesday, March 16, 2015 

Event Schedule

  • Registration: 7:30 a.m.
  • Kids Fun Run: 8:30 a.m.
  • Opening Ceremony and Team Awards 8:40 a.m.
  • 5K Timed Run: 9 a.m.
  • 5K Walk: 9:05 a.m.

Directions & Parking

Lenoir-Rhyne University Visitor  Lot next to Shuford Athletic Complex adjacent to Moretz Stadium and opposite P.E. Monroe Auditorium.  Corner of 5th Street NE and 8th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC.  See parking map.

Course Map

The 5K is a USA Track & Field Certified Course.
View the course map!

Pre-Packet Pick Up

Coming Soon!

To speed up registration at packet pick-up or on race day print out this registration form and bring it with you when you come to register. 

Enjoy post-run refreshments, tech shirts for all participants, and marathon quality medals for age group winners.  The day includes opportunity to honor survivors and remember those lost to colon cancer.

For more information, contact:

April Williams

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