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The Krispy Kreme Challenge 5K - Benefiting Carcinoid Cancer Awareness in Memory of Sister Mary Norman

Sat June 8, 2019 Hickory, NC 28601 US Directions


5K (Run or Walk)

8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT

Phantom Runner

8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT


6:15AM EDT - 10:15AM EDT
Open to ages 18 - 99.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


526 7th Ave NE
Hickory, NC US 28601


On Saturday, June 8th, 2019, RunTimeRaces in partnership with Krispy Kreme Hickory is hosting the 3rd Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge 5K Run OR Walk to help raise money and awareness for the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation. This course will start and finish at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and lead you out and back on the streets adjacent the University. As a RunTimeRaces produced event, be assured this 5K will be well organized and leave you with an AWESOME RACE EXPERIENCE!

Doughnut eating is NOT part of this race, but you will have an opportunity to enjoy Krispy Kreme Doughnuts as part of your post-race refreshments. 

What is the Challenge??? (See below for details)

Team Challenge: The teams with the most registered participants will be awarded as follows:

1st Place = $1000, 2nd Place = $700, 3rd Place = $300

*All teams must register by using the "Team" registration option prior to the online registration deadline to be eligible for the cash prize (no race day or paper registrations will be accepted for the team challenge). Team participants may NOT transfer, sell, or switch their bibs/registrations with any other person(s). In the event of a tie by Teams, a drawing will be held to determine the *winner.

(*THE $1000 WINNER FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE FOR 3 YEARS.) This will allow other competing teams a chance to win the $$$!!!



Phantom Runner

Can't participate and would still like to support our event and get a cool race shirt? Consider being a PHANTOM RUNNER (No participation required, shirts may be picked up at Packet Pick up or on-site Race Day.)

Early Registration through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, May 28th includes a FREE RACE TEE. Race Day Registration opens from 6:45 am - 7:45 am (NO Race Tee with Late or Race Day Registration)

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, 70-74, 75-79, 80 PLUS

Packet Pick Up for Friday, June 7th 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 & RACE DAY REGISTRATION at race between 6:45 am - 7:45 am

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Benefiting Charity: The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation-In Memory of Sister Mary Norman

Monies raised from the Krispy Kreme Challenge Race will go to the *Carcinoid Cancer Foundation in memory of Sister Mary Norman. Sister Mary Norman was a Maryvale Sister who worked in the Lincolnton and Hickory areas for over 30 years. Although she was a Catholic, Sister was open to all faiths and led special ecumenical book studies and offered her assistance with youth ministries in numerous churches to help bring youths belonging to different churches together. Sister also offered no cost spiritual direction and counseling to many people of all faiths and was available day or night to help in a crisis. Her gentleness, genuine smile, and helpfulness filled everyone whose lives she touched with happiness and hope, and she brought joy to countless people throughout western North Carolina. Sister passed away on August 21, 2016 from carcinoid tumors, and she has left a huge void in the lives of all those who knew her.

*The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation is the oldest nonprofit carcinoid/and related neuroendocrine tumor organization in the United States, founded in 1968. The mission of this foundation is to increase awareness and educate the general public and healthcare professionals regarding carcinoid and related neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), to support NET cancer patients and their families, and to serve as patient advocates. The carcinoid tumor, its syndromes and several even rarer neuroendocrine tumor syndromes are the areas of focus for this foundation. The outreach and educational activities of the foundation have grown exponentially since this website was first established in 1996.
In summary, the Foundation, which was founded in 1968:

  • Encourages research
  • Provides information and educational materials for medical professionals, patients, and caregivers
  • Provides e-mail and toll-free telephone support
  • Continually works to improve access to accurate and up-to-date information
  • Serves as advocates for the carcinoid/NET community
  • Participates as one of the founding members in the International Neuroendocrine Cancer Alliance (INCA)
  • Created a carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor database of approximately 2000 entries

Course Map

This race will start on the campus of Lenoir Rhyne University adjacent to the Cloninger House located at 526 7th Ave NE, Hickory, NC US 28601.


Participants may park in all availble parking areas on the Lenoir Rhyne University Campus near or adjacent this event. Please do NOT park in restricted or reserved spaces.

Refund Policy

All sales are final. No refunds for this event.
RunTimeRaces reserves the right to modify, change, reschedule, or cancel this event.



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