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Run The Rail 5K

2017-04-29, 9am
DATE:    Saturday, April 29th  
LOCATION:...  Betty Ross Park, Lincolnton  
   7:30 - 8:30am  Registration (day of event) & check-in
   9am  5K Run / Baby Jogger
   9:05am  5K Memorial Walk
   10am  Awards Celebration


 The entire Run the Rail 5K will take place on the Rail Trail!

Join us for the 8th annual Run the Rail 5K.  This family-friendly event begins and ends at the Betty Ross Park on Saturday, April 29th, with the race taking place on the historic Marcia H. Cloninger Rail-Trail (named in memory of the late Mayor Pro Tem Marcia Clonginger). Marcia was instrumental in securing funds to build the rail-trail and was its true champion.  We hope you will join us as we Run the Rail – and remember.

Your participation in Run the Rail 5K supports the services and programs offered by Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County. If you have ever needed hospice care for a loved one or know anyone who has, you understand why our services are so extraordinary. Our goal is to care for those facing serious or terminal illness, helping them make the most of every day.

Register online until 10am on Friday, April 28th, or in person at the HPCLC office located at 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton.  $35 registrations fees will be accepted on race day between 7:30am-8:30am. T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by March 31st.


 Registration Fees          February 1 - March 31        April 6 - 28   On Day of Run      
 Run the Rail 5K  $25  $30  $35
 5K Memorial Walk  $25  $30  $35
 Kids Dash - - - -  Free, or $10 with purchase of t-shirt - - - -


In addition to featuring the Run/Walk, there is a “Phantom Runner” option for those who can not participate, but still want to support the mission of Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County.  Phantom Runners provide all of the love and none of the labor, and receive a T-shirt and a race number after registering. 

Payment options online:
Payment options in person:  Cash, check, or charge
Payment options by mail:  Check or charge

Entry fees are non-refundable. 

The Run the Rail 5K brochure is also available online for your convenience to print, complete, and mail in!  

For more information, please contact Nancy Cole at 704.335.4312. 


Water Stop Sponsor

Finish Line Sponsor
Dr. John Cloninger III

First Federal Savings Bank

Sherrill, Blake & Harrison, CPA PA

Aaron Tallent

Cathey and Jim Wilkinson


Curbside Sponsor
Lincolnton Rehabilitation Center

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

The Families of
Gene, Nancy, and Betty Ross

Standard Distributors, Inc.

Watson Insurance Agency 

G&W NC Laboratories, LLC


Gift In Kind Sponsors

Cardinal Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

US Foods

























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