Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
4.5
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.3
SCENERY
3.3
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
5
Charity Chase Half Marathon is an rewarding run for those up for the challenge. Hickory is in the foothills of North Carolina and the race course winds around the city with elevation changes that will require some effort, you’ll have run up and down the equivalent of a sixty-story building … MORE
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    Raena.king FIRST-TIMER '19

    I felt like I was crashing a local race in a town where everyone knows each other. The crowd support was one of the best I have seen especially for … MORE

    I felt like I was crashing a local race in a town where everyone knows each other. The crowd support was one of the best I have seen especially for such a small sized race. There is a competition for best water stop and they really all go all out. People will line the hills dressed up like cat in the hat or wizard of oz characters and cheer you on whether you are walking or running. Don’t expect a moment of flats though. You are either running up or down the whole time. I was not trained for the hills and I felt them each time I approached a new one. Swag was a soft cotton shirt, finisher medal, and some socks that I believe are made in Hickory. I always like when I get a surprise item like socks. Overall difficult but fun course. You will never be lonely even if running alone.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    cwline REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Race is on asphalt roads through hilly city and neighborhoods. Mile markers and plenty of water/powerade stops and cheering zones from various charities tat benefit from race. Cold wet cloths … MORE

    Race is on asphalt roads through hilly city and neighborhoods. Mile markers and plenty of water/powerade stops and cheering zones from various charities tat benefit from race. Cold wet cloths at one stop. Nice blended short sleeve shirt, 2 pairs of socks, medal. Awards in 5 year increments – bobble head. Good refreshments. Results posted quick.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5
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    JoJoRunner FIRST-TIMER '17

    The local Rotary club of Hickory has been organising the race for many years and with their experience, they set up a perfect race. This year for the first time … MORE

    The local Rotary club of Hickory has been organising the race for many years and with their experience, they set up a perfect race. This year for the first time a 10k as well. We all started together from the Union square and the half marathoners did an additional loop to what the 10k runners did. I really enjoyed the different neighbourhoods but if you only train in the flat these NC hills might be very challenging for you. The water and isotonic support along the track was very sufficient (about almost every mile) also since the race has a competition over the best support crew (local school, people dressed as pink minions, …). The race was relatively inexpensive despite collecting money for a good course. I scored a cute bobblehead figure for coming in first in my age group besides a big medal, cotton shirt, running socks and plenty of free food including pizza.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    cwline FIRST-TIMER '17

    Race was well put on. Plenty of volunteers, water/gatorade stops, cheering zones. Nice medal and awards (bobble heads) - see attached photo. Good refreshments afterwards. Not really too bad with … MORE

    Race was well put on. Plenty of volunteers, water/gatorade stops, cheering zones. Nice medal and awards (bobble heads) – see attached photo. Good refreshments afterwards. Not really too bad with hills either.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5
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