Date & Time:
The race will be held September 12th rain or shine. Starting time for the 5K run/walk is 8:00am. The Fun Run starts at 9:15am. On-site registration and packet pickup will be available from 6:30 - 7:30am. The race organizers reserve the right to postpone or cancel the event due to severe weather. We're sorry, but refunds cannot be issued for any reason.
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Day of Race Schedule:
5:00pm-8:00pm (Friday night) - Early packet pickup is available at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church.
6:30am-7:30am - Onsite registration available.
8:00am - 5K Race start!
9:15am - 1 Mile Fun Run start!
10:00am (approximate) - Presentation of awards
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Entry Fees:
Registration through September 6th: $20; after September 6th: - $25. Families of four and corporate participants (8 employees minimum) qualify for a special rate. Student under 12 years of age register for $10. All Fun Run participants register for $10. Register online to take advantage of these special prices!

All proceeds benefit the Church's Mt. Olive Cares Ministry.
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Course Description (for full map, click HERE):                  
- Start on 28th Avenue NE
- Right on 2nd Street NE
- Left on 26th Avenue NE
- Right on 5th Street NE
- Right on 23rd Avenue Drive NE
- Right on 4th Street NE, following north to 2nd Street NE
- Right on 28th Avenue NE
- Right into back gate of Abington Glen
- Bear right and follow road around to 5th Street NE, continuing south
- Right on 23rd Avenue Place NE
- Right on 4th Street NE, following north to 2nd Street NE
- Left on 28th Avenue NE back to church parking lot

Awards will be given to the top 3 males and females competing in the timed 5K run. Age group awards will be presented to the top three in the following categories: 19 & under. 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & over.

Pre-registration is available online by clicking the link for registration on this web site. A small convenience fee will be added at the time of registration. A paper entry may be downloaded using the same link.  Send paper registrations to Mt. Olive Cares 5K, 2780 North Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601-1341. T-shirts will be guaranteed to all pre-registered runners. 
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Timing & Results:
The Mount Olive Cares 5K will be computer timed by Finish Line Pros. Online results will be posted on this web site and at Finish Line Pros.
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Directions to the race are available by clicking HERE, scrolling to the bottom of the page and entering your starting location in the space provided. If you prefer to rely on your own GPS, enter the following address:

2780 North Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601


Additional race sponsorships are needed for this race. Please express your interest in sponsoring our event by sending us an email or calling Mickey Barnett at (828) 324-6198 and requesting additional information. 
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General Information
Fourth Annual!
Saturday, September 12, 2015
8:00am Race Start
Hickory, NC
2780 North Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601 (828)324-6198