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Color Me SALLY Run

Sat August 8, 2020 Hickory, NC 28601 US Directions


Color Run

9:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

Phantom Runner

9:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT


7:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

COVID-19 - Event Cancellation

Dear RunTimeRaces Community,

After much consideration and consultation with multiple disciplines within our community, our team has made the decision to cancel all 2020 RunTimeRaces events. We have concluded that hosting these events poses an undeniable risk to the public and we’re not willing to take that risk.​ We also took into consideration the associated liability, economic impact, and our civic responsibility to do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 during this pandemic. We will be communicating with our affiliates during the following weeks regarding this difficult decision.​

The RunTimeRaces Team

Here Are Your Options:

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


602 7th Ave NE
Hickory, NC US 28601


On Saturday, August 8th at 9 am, RunTimeRaces in partnership with University Christian High School is hosting the 3rd Annual Color Me SALLY Run. This is a 5K color run that will be timed and will start and finish at the University Christian High School, with Color Stations positioned along the course!!! A post-color run celebration be held immediately following the run, so make plans to enjoy the music, food, fun, and more. As a RunTimeRaces produced event, be assured this color run will be well organized and leave you with an Awesome Race Experience. 

*The 2020 net proceeds will be distributed as follows: 50% Sally Sowers Scholarship, 25% University Christian High School, 25% The Corner Table Soup Kitchen

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, July 28th includes a FREE RACE TEE to use during the color run. Race Day Registration opens from 7:45 am - 8:45 am (NO Race Tee guarantee with Late or Race Day Registration). 

Pre-Race Day Packet Pick Up for Friday, August 9th from 10 am-6:30 pm @ 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 between 7:45 am - 8:45 am

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Co-Title Sponsor - Color Me SALLY Run

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Sally's Story

Sally Marie Sowers was born on June 23rd, 2000 to a loving mother and father.  She was an extremely happy baby and immediately became her parent’s world. Sally was blessed with a younger brother, Jay, in September of 2002.  They were instantly the best of friends. She could often be found at one of Jay’s baseball or basketball games cheering on him and his teammates.  Sally always had an extremely sunny disposition. She had an infectious smile and giggle and she shared both with everyone she met.   Her carefree attitude and her goofy sense of humor could brighten up any room. This made Sally extremely popular with her peers and cherished by her family.   Sally had a unique way of making everyone feel important and happy to be around her.

Sally attended high school at University Christian High School in Hickory, NC.  Sally was an A student and a member of the National Honor Society.  She participated in numerous activities such as Model United Nations, Envirothon, and the Spanish Club. Sally excelled in all of her academics but had a passion for math, science, and computer science.  Athletically, Sally was a two-year starter and co-captain of the ladies tennis team.  Sally and her classmates started the team her freshman year.  They developed from not winning matches to qualifying for the state playoffs her sophomore year.  This past year the team used Sally as their inspiration and finished second in the state.

In Sally’s spare time, she enjoyed being with her friends, her family, and two French Bulldogs, Gigi and Rosie. Sally was an avid tennis player and was so excited about her junior season. She was fun loving and found joy in simple things, such as blowing bubbles to her dogs and working on her Chaco tan.  Sally was a fierce friend and had a wonderful group of peers she enjoyed spending time with. They enjoyed going to the movies together and eating cheese dip at Mexican restaurants. Sally loved to bake cupcakes with her Grandmother, Mema. And she famously bought each of her grandparents and her closest friends matching t-shirts saying, “SALLY IS MY FAVORITE”. One month before this tragedy, Sally had gotten her driver’s license. She took great pride in her new car as she decorated it in Harry Potter stickers and loaded Taylor Swift CDs in the stereo. Her brother’s last positive memory of Sally is of the two of them riding alone together in her car and dancing to a song at a stoplight before she got sick.  Sally suffered from a brief illness that cut her life tragically short in July of 2016. Her passing has left a huge void in the lives of everyone who knew her.

Shortly after Sally’s passing, her family established the Sally Marie Sowers Scholarship Fund.  Currently the fund is valued at over $170,000 through money raised by family and friends. UCHS has also remembered Sally by dedicating a classroom and the student athlete of the year award in her memory. Affectionately the UCHS Class of 2018 dedicated a bench and tree in loving memory of Sally and made her an honorary graduate. Money raised by the “Color Me Sally” Run will go to the University Christian High School building fund in loving memory of Sally Marie Sowers. Sally is a luminary to many and her family hopes to honor her memory and the impact she had on her community and everyone who knew her. Her family is forever grateful for the continued and unwavering support of their friends and community.

Sponsorship Opportunities (Click on PDF Sponsor Form)

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Course Map

This race course is the same route as the LRU 5K. All color stations will be on 4th Street Drive NE.

Race Contact Info

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Refund Policy

No refunds for this event due to all net proceeds go to charity. RunTimeRaces reserves the right to modify, change, reschedule, or cancel this event for any reason, to include, but not limited to COVID-19 community gathering restrictions.



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