Race to the Cove 2018

When: 9:00AM, SATURDAY, FEB 24, 2018

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 5th 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! 

Kids Activities: Free supervised kids activities during the race (ages 3-10)

Fundraising Cause: All proceeds benefit Hickory Cove in support of its mission to be a place where God continues to change children’s lives.

Sponsored By:  Chick-fil-AProITBB&T Insurance ServicesCrossroads GrillTrinity Fellowship ChurchMain Street Tire Pros & Auto RepairPeoples Drug Store, Alexander Funeral Service, and StrongLead.

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

**An official 2018 Race to the Cove t-shirt is guaranteed to all racers registered by Feb 12**

Special Promos:
  • FREE supervised kids activities during the race (ages 3-10)!
  • Early Registration Rate - Register by Feb 12, 2018, to receive our $25 discounted rate!
  • FREE T-shirt - Register by Feb 12, 2018, and receive a FREE race t-shirt!
Schedule: All of the following takes place on-site at Hickory Cove Bible Camp on Saturday, Feb 24, 2018
  • 7:30AM - Packet pick-up & day-of registration
  • 9:00AM - Race start
  • 10:00AM - Awards ceremony (at the lake)
  • 11:00AM - 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 finishers, top two overall 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: youngest finisher, 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, two water stations, and volunteers along the 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.

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

By Feb 12 (race t-shirt included) $25
Feb 13-21 $30
Day of Race (Feb 24) $30 (Cash or Check Only)
T-Shirts: A race t‐shirt, in the size requested, is guaranteed to all entries received by 2/12.


By partnering with Hickory Cove Bible Camp as a sponsor for this race, you not only receive extensive exposure for your business/organization, but also 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
  • Have your business/organization promoted via web, email, and social media to an extensive list of Hickory Cove's established contacts (based on your sponsorship level)
  • Receive exposure for your business/organization on race signage
  • Receive complimentary race entries and t-shirts (based on your sponsorship level)
  • Receive free admission to fun-filled post-race activities like zip line (6th grade and up), archery, and hot dogs & s'mores over the campfire
  • Help make a difference in children’s lives
Click here to learn about the various sponsorship opportunities and find out how they can benefit your business or organization.

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

**An official 2018 Race to the Cove t-shirt is guaranteed to all volunteers registered by Feb 12**

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

Want to support Hickory Cove Bible Camp and participate in the race without leaving the comfort of your own home? Then sign up today to be a "Virtual Runner"!
  • Virtual Runner WITH official Race to the Cove t-shirt - $25 (must be registered by 2/12 to receive t-shirt)
  • Virtual Runner (race t-shirt NOT included) - $20
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