10th Annual Knights 5K Run

5kEach year HCA kicks off the school year with our annual Knights 5k run. Over 400 participants gather on our campus for one of the area’s fastest and flattest races on a certified 5k course. Participants enjoy a huge spread of post-race refreshments, including fresh fruit and homemade goodies, not to mention loads of Icee Pops and Gatorade.

Registration Options

  • Click here to register online
  • Register at HCA through Friday, August 26, located at 3260 6th St. Dr. NW in Hickory. Summer office hours are M-TH, 9 am-2pm, or from 5-7 on August 26
  • Register on site on race day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Registration will CLOSE at 7:30 a.m.
    • Be sure to arrive early. You may not be allowed to register if you arrive late, due to organizational requirements.

Event Schedule for Race Day

Registration:       6:30-7:15 a.m.
5K Start:                 8:00 a.m.

Packet Pickup

Race packets will be available at Hickory Christian Academy on Friday, August 26 from 5-7 p.m.  You may also pick up your packet the morning of the race at HCA.

Course Description
This 3.1 mile race will start at HCA (3260 6th Street Dr. NW)

  1. .6 mile west on 6th St. Dr. and turn around
  2. 1.5 miles east on 6th St. Dr., almost to Hwy 127 and turn around
  3. 1 mile west, return to HCA

An aid station will be available on the course.

Tech Shirts!
Tech Shirts will be guaranteed to the first 400 registrants.  Please be sure to indicate size on the registration form.  Sizes are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be guaranteed.

The awards ceremony will be held once the results are tabulated.

Unique awards will be given in the following age groups:

  1. Top three overall male and female runners
  2. 1st place Masters finishers male and female
  3. Top three male and female finishers in the following age groups:
  • 10 and 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 and 80+

Walkers are welcome, but no specific awards will be given.

Must complete the race within 60 minutes

 Questions? Contact Carol Johncock

Phone: (828) 234-5457

Email: cjohncock@charter.net

Directions to Hickory Christian Academy

From Hickory:  Hwy 127 N, turn left at light onto 29th Ave. Dr. NW (one block north of McDonalds).  Drive one mile (29th Ave. Dr. turns into 6th St. Dr.).  Hickory Christian Academy is on the right, next to Neill Clark Recreation Center.

Want to be a Knights 5K Run Sponsor?!

In an effort to keep tuition affordable, the annual Knights 5k helps supplement the 10% of our operating costs not covered by tuition.  Our generous sponsors, help make that possible, while marketing their businesses to our 400+ participants & nearly 300 HCA families.  Would you be willing to help out?

Click here to download the form to become a sponsor.