Race to the Cove 2016

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Photos: 2016 Race Photos

When: 9:00AM, SATURDAY, NOV 5, 2016

Where: Hickory Cove Bible Camp, 170 Ferguson Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681

What: Come on out and join us at Hickory Cove Bible Camp located on beautiful Lake Hickory for our 4th annual Race to the Cove 5K trail run/walk (part of the Alexander County Points Challenge Series).

Following the lakeside awards ceremony, registered racers can enjoy popular camp activities like zip lining (6th grade and up), archery, and of course hot dogs & s’mores over the campfire all FREE of charge! 

Child Care: FREE child care (ages 3-10) for registered racers during the race!

Fundraising Cause: All proceeds from this fundraising event benefit Hickory Cove Bible Camp in support of its mission to continue providing opportunities for children’s lives to be changed eternally by a God who loves them!

Sponsored By:  Chick-fil-ACatawba RadiologyCarotekFox Surveying Co, P.C.ProITClarity Web SolutionsCooper Southern Properties, Crossroads GrillEmmaus Bible CollegeHarvest Community ChurchMain Street Tire Pros & Auto Repair, Peoples Drug Store, and Irresistible Portraits by Karen Goforth.

Contact: Micah Chin at micah@hickorycove.org or 828-632-2987

**A race t-shirt is guaranteed to all racers registered by Oct 22, 2016**

Special Promos:

  • FREE child care (ages 3-10) for registered racers during the race!
  • FREE T-shirt - Register by Oct 22 and receive a FREE race t-shirt!
  • $5 Off - Group rates for 5 or more ($5 off per person)!

Schedule:
All of the following takes place on-site at Hickory Cove Bible Camp on Saturday, Nov 5, 2016

  • 7:00AM - Packet pick-up & day-of registration
  • 9:00AM - Race start
  • 10:30AM - Awards ceremony (at the lake)
  • 11:30AM - Zip lining (6th grade and up), archery, and hot dogs/s'mores over the campfire

Awards: Awards will be given to the top two overall male and female finishers, and to the top two male and top two female finishers in each of the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over. Additional award categories: most creative outfit, youngest & oldest finisher, and middle-of-the-pack finisher (individual finishing exactly middle-of-the-pack of all racers).

Course: The Race to the Cove will be timed by Finish Well Timing. If you do not complete the entire course, please do not enter through the finish line chute. The race is a trail course that travels along the trail system on Hickory Cove Bible Camp’s property*. Course includes hills, trails varying in size & terrain, stream crossings, a water station and volunteers along route. *NOTE – Racers will briefly cross a paved road (which is not closed off to traffic). Though the paved road will be monitored by volunteers, please be aware of potential vehicle traffic as you cross.

Course map may be viewed by clicking here.

*Please call office (828-632-2987) or email info@hickorycove.org if you'd like to walk/run course prior to Nov 5 race.*

Cost:

By Oct 22 (race t-shirt included) $15/person - Group Rate for 5 or more
$20/person - Individual Rate
Oct 23-31 $20/person - Group Rate for 5 or more
$25/person - Individual Rate
Nov 1-4 Registration closed until Nov 5
Day of Race (Nov 5) Cash or Check Only:
$25/person - Group Rate for 5 or more
$30/person - Individual Rate
Virtual Runner* (race t‐shirt not included) $20/person
Virtual Runner* (race t‐shirt included) $25/person

*Virtual Runner denotes individuals who would like to support the race/cause virtually.

T-Shirts: A race t‐shirt, in the size requested is guaranteed to all entries received by 10/22 (Virtual Runners included). Online entries received after 10/22 are NOT guaranteed requested size OR a t‐shirt*. *Entry fee price will not be reduced if t‐shirts are gone for late entries.

**SPONSORSHIP REGISTRATION DEADLINE - WED, OCTOBER 19, 2016**

By partnering with Hickory Cove Bible Camp as a sponsor for this race, you not only receive extensive exposure for your business/organization, but you can help make a difference in many children’s lives. So, give generously and sponsor what’s sure to be a spectacular event!

As a sponsor for this year’s Race to the Cove 5K, you will:
• Be making a tax-deductible contribution to a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization committed to delivering excellence and serving others
• Promote your business/organization to as many as 4000 of Hickory Cove's established contacts based on your sponsorship level
• Receive free admission to participate in the race (for Gold, Platinum, and Executive Platinum Medal sponsorship levels) and fun-filled post-race activities
• Helping make a difference in many children’s lives

Click on the sponsorship levels below to find out more info on how each level can benefit your business or organization.

  • PODIUM PARTNER (no limit) – $50+

    • Sponsor name displayed on Race to the Cove web page with link (name size proportionate to sponsorship level)

  • BRONZE MEDAL (no limit) – $125+

    • Sponsor name displayed on Race to the Cove t-shirt (name size proportionate to sponsorship level)*
    • Sponsor name displayed on Race to the Cove web page with link (name size proportionate to sponsorship level)

    *Must be registered by 10/19/16 for sponsor name to be included on t-shirt

  • SILVER MEDAL (limited to 10) – $250+

    • Your company/organization name advertised through the month of December to an extensive built-in mailing list of over 4000 contacts with whom Hickory Cove already has an established relationship
    • Sponsor name or logo* displayed on Race to the Cove t-shirt (name/logo size proportionate to sponsorship level)
    • Sponsor name or logo* displayed on Race to the Cove web page with link (name/logo size proportionate to sponsorship level)
    • Sponsor mentioned in all post-event “Thank You” advertising (email, Facebook & print newsletter)

    *Logos should be submitted to micah@hickorycove.org no later than 10/19/16 as follows:
    • Logos for t-shirts should be submitted as one-color vector files (EPS or AI format).
    • Logos for website should be submitted as full-color vector files (EPS or AI format).
    • If a logo is unavailable or not provided in the correct format (for applicable sponsorship levels), sponsor name will be used in place of a logo.

  • GOLD MEDAL (limited to 6) – $500+

    • Your company/organization name advertised through the month of December to an extensive built-in mailing list of over 4000 contacts with whom Hickory Cove already has an established relationship
    • Sponsor name or logo* displayed on Race to the Cove t-shirt (name/logo* size proportionate to sponsorship level)
    • Sponsor name or logo* displayed on Race to the Cove web page with link (name/logo* size proportionate to sponsorship level)
    • Option to place one sponsor sign (sponsor provides, sets up and displays) on race day at finish line
    • Flyer/brochure/coupon/giveaway (provided by sponsor) in registration bags
    • Sponsor mentioned in all post-event “Thank You” advertising (email, Facebook & print newsletter)
    • 1 free race entry, with t-shirt (t-shirt size must be submitted by 10/22/16 to receive free t-shirt)

    *Logos should be submitted to micah@hickorycove.org no later than 10/19/16 as follows:
    • Logos for t-shirts should be submitted as one-color vector files (EPS or AI format).
    • Logos for website should be submitted as full-color vector files (EPS or AI format).
    • If a logo is unavailable or not provided in the correct format (for applicable sponsorship levels), sponsor name will be used in place of a logo.

  • PLATINUM MEDAL (limited to 3) – $1000+

    • Your company/organization name advertised through the month of December to an extensive built-in mailing list of over 4000 contacts with whom Hickory Cove already has an established relationship
    • Sponsor name or logo* displayed on Race to the Cove t-shirt (name/logo* size proportionate to sponsorship level)
    • Sponsor name or logo* displayed on Race to the Cove web page with link (name/logo* size proportionate to sponsorship level)
    • Sponsor name or logo* with link on all email blasts about race
    • Option to place signage (sponsor provides, sets up and displays) on race day at start and finish lines
    • Flyer/brochure/coupon/giveaway (provided by sponsor) in registration bags
    • Sponsor mentioned in all post-event “Thank You” advertising (email, Facebook & print newsletter)
    • 2 free race entries, with t-shirts (t-shirt sizes must be submitted by 10/22/16 to receive free t-shirt)

    *Logos should be submitted to micah@hickorycove.org no later than 10/19/16 as follows:
    • Logos for t-shirts should be submitted as one-color vector files (EPS or AI format).
    • Logos for website should be submitted as full-color vector files (EPS or AI format).
    • If a logo is unavailable or not provided in the correct format (for applicable sponsorship levels), sponsor name will be used in place of a logo.

  • EXECUTIVE PLATINUM MEDAL (limited to 2) – $2500

    • Your company/organization name advertised through the month of December to an extensive built-in mailing list of over 4000 contacts with whom Hickory Cove already has an established relationship
    • Sponsor named as a PRESENTING SPONSOR in every form of advertising
    • Sponsor name or logo* displayed prominently on Race to the Cove t-shirt
    • Sponsor name or logo* displayed prominently on Race to the Cove web page with link
    • Sponsor name or logo* with link on all email blasts about race
    • Option to place signage (sponsor provides, sets up and displays) on race day at event venue, start and finish lines, and along course
    • Flyer/brochure/coupon/giveaway (provided by sponsor) in registration bags
    • Sponsor mentioned in all post-event “Thank You” advertising (email, Facebook & print newsletter)
    • 5 free race entries, with t-shirts (t-shirt sizes must be submitted by 10/22/16 to receive free t-shirt)

    *Logos should be submitted to micah@hickorycove.org no later than 10/19/16 as follows:
    • Logos for t-shirts should be submitted as one-color vector files (EPS or AI format).
    • Logos for website should be submitted as full-color vector files (EPS or AI format).
    • If a logo is unavailable or not provided in the correct format (for applicable sponsorship levels), sponsor name will be used in place of a logo.

Note that Hickory Cove is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Sponsorships and donations are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows.

**A race t-shirt is guaranteed to all volunteers registered by Oct 22, 2016**

To volunteer to help at the race, click on the button below.

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