Mel's Jingle Run 5K

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Dec 9, 2017


Hickory, NC


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About This Activity

We are excited to invite you to participate in the 3rd Annual Mel’s Jingle Run, a festive 5K race that helps the Women's Resource Center in our local community and supports Gold Star families across the nation. Mellow Mushroom Hickory is teaming up with RunTimeRaces to create the area’s premier Christmas-themed 5K run/walk. The timed race is family friendly, with all ages invited to participate, and will have entertainment for kids as well, like Becki the Balloon Lady and Mel the Mushroom.  In addition to medals awarded to those who place in the race, there will also be awards given for the most “jingled out” or festive costumes and race apparel. Please make plans to join us on Saturday, December 9th at 9 a.m. in Downtown Hickory.  As a RunTimeRaces produced event, be assured this event will be well organized and leave you with an Awesome Race Experience.

Proceeds will go to Operation 300 and to the Women's Resource Center:

Operation 300 is a non-profit organization that hosts adventure camps for children who have lost their fathers as a result of military service and seeks to honor the families of the Fallen.  Operation 300 provides these children much needed encouragement and inspiration.  Not only do the kids have fun at camp, but they also bond with other kids who have experienced the same tragedy.  For these children to realize that they are not alone is a huge source of comfort.   

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) offers assistance to women in Catawba, Caldwell, Burke, and Alexander Counties, by offering programs that include workforce development and support, transition and goal planning services, substance abuse programs, educational and enrichment programs, and help with challenges due to separation, domestic violence, or divorce, among many others.  The WRC assists countless women and families in the region, offering help to those in need, affirmation to those in transition, encouragement to those seeking growth, hope to those who are searching; and empowerment to all who desire whole, healthy, and vibrant lives. 

To learn more about these charitable organizations, visit and 

We're asking each participant to bring an unwrapped NEW toy on race day for a chance to win $100 VISA gift card (you will be entered into a drawing to be held immediately following the awards ceremony. You must be present to win.) Toys will be presented to Santa Cops, a charity of the Conover Police Department.  

PDQ - Hickory will be offering a BOGO combo to the racers wearing their race shirt the day of the race (valid on race day only).

Early Registration through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, November 28th includes a FREE RACE TEE. Race Day Registration opens from 7:45 am - 8:45 am Race Day (Race Tee NOT Guaranteed during Late or Race Day Registration). You must have the proper amount for cash payment on race day, no checks accepted. 

Given to the top 3 male & female finishers, and top Overall Masters male and female. Awards will go to the top 3 male and female 5K finishers in the following age groups:

Age Divisions (Male & Female)
10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19,
20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Packet Pick Up for Friday, December 8th from 10am-7pm @ Fleet Feet Sports Hickory.
Fleet Feet Sports of Hickory
Belle Hollow Shopping Center
3022 B North Center St., Hickory, NC 28601
Phone: (828) 304- 4786

Race Day Packet Pick Up at race venue between 7:45 am - 8:45 am.

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