Making Communities Healthier® 5K

Saturday, September 21 
Frye Regional Medical Center
8 am

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The name of the race - Making Communities Healthier®, is consistent with our mission to improve the overall health of the Greater Hickory area.

We are committed to the wellbeing of our community and will dedicate the proceeds from the Making Communities Healthier® 5K to the Backpack Program of Catawba Valley, which works with schools throughout the county to provide children with a backpack filled with food every Friday throughout the school year.

More than 10,000 children in Catawba County are food insecure.  It costs $130 to sponsor a child in need to receive a backpack every Friday throughout the school year. With your help, we will have an opportunity to feed hungry children.

For more information about the Backpack Program of Catawba County, visit

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorships levels include:

  • Partner Level $1000
  • Associate Level $500
  • Affiliate Level $200

Download the Sponsorship Form

Join Our Corporate Cup Challenge!

We encourage you and your team to join us for the Making Communities Healthier® 5K Corporate Cup challenge.

The business with the most company participation per business category will receive a trophy.

Join one of four levels of competition:
Small Business: Less than 50 employees
Medium Business: 51 – 250 employees
Large Business: 251 – 500 employees
Larger Business: 501+ employees

Take this opportunity to help your team get moving for better health!

For more information about the Corporate Cup Challenge, call Frye Regional’s Corporate Health Consultant at 828.315.5921.

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2019 Sponsors

2018 Sponsors