2014 Hickory, NC

Register for the Hickory Get Your Rear in Gear® 5K Run/Walk to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Hickory area. Monies raised will stay in our community, helping with prevention, early detection and treatment, and healthy living projects for this disease. The event includes refreshments, tech shirts and marathon quality medals for age group winners.  Get Your Rear in Gear provides a special opportunity to honor survivors and those lost to colon cancer in our community.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

  Registration: 7:30 AM
Kids Fun Run: 8:30 AM
5K Timed Run: 9:00 AM
5K Walk:  9:05 AM 

Lenoir-Rhyne University
625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC  28601

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

5K Run/Walk Adult:  $25 until March 17; $35 on Race Day
5K Run/Walk Youth (12 and under):  $12 until March 17; $15 on Race Day
Kids Fun Run (10 and under):  $12 until March 17; $15 on Race Day
Adult Virtual Racer: $25
Youth Virtual Racer: $12

Please note: fees are non-refundable and race bibs are non-transferable
**Registration must be received before March 5 to be guaranteed a shirt size. 

Online Registration Closing Day:
Monday, March 17, 2014

Parking Information:
Lenoir-Rhyne University Visitor Lot next to Shuford Athletic Complex adjacent to Moretz Stadium and opposite P.E. Monroe Auditorium. Corner 5th Street NE and 8th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601. See parking map.

Packet pickup:
Friday, March 21:  4-7 p.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Shuford Gym Lobby
Hickory, NC  28601

Important information for teams:
Team Captains MUST register first and create their team name during the registration process. Team Members should register after the team captain has registered and created the team. Team members will then select the team name from the drop down box on the registration form during registration.

Online Fundraising:
A fundraising page will automatically be created for you once you have completed your online registration! Teams and individuals can then personalize your page and invite your friends & family to make a donation online. You will receive an email on how to access your fundraising page.

Download the event brochure

Download the event poster

For more information, contact:

Kathy Chickering 


Email Kathy

For more information or to find Get Your Rear in Gear events in other cities visit our website.

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Hickory Get Your Rear in Gear


Thank you supporting the Colon Cancer Coalition through the Hickory Get Your Rear in Gear 5K event. With your help, we are working to increase knowledge of this disease and its warning signs, and positively impact screening rates for this highly preventable cancer. Tell everyone you know to talk to their doctor today about colon cancer screening.








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Make a gift!
141 percent of goal achieved.
Top Fundraisers

Adult 5K Runner

  1. Allan Williams - $200.00
  2. Marie Chesley - $130.00
  3. Lora Beth Reece - $120.00
  4. Glenn Paige - $100.00
  5. Jennifer White - $100.00

Youth 5K Runner

  1. Kerigan Packer - $25.00

Adult 5K Walker

  1. Carla Davis - $1,120.00
  2. Katherine Long - $895.00
  3. Laurie Tunstill - $605.00
  4. Jerry Hill - $200.00
  5. Kim Stevison - $150.00

Youth 5K Walker

Kids Fun Run

  1. Cassidy White - $15.00

Adult Virtual Racer

  1. Jerry Reardon - $75.00
  2. Deborah Kuehnert - $15.00
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