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2019 Community Foundation Run

When: Saturday, April 13th, at 9:00 am

Where: Rotary Pavilion, Downtown Gastonia 

What: Certified 5K Run, 2K Fun Walk, non-profit booth exhibits, cornhole tournament, and Healthy Kids Zone

Who: Walkers and runners of all ages, participating non-profits, community spectators

Organizations interested in participating in the 2019 Run must attend one of the mandatory informational meetings:

  • Wednesday, October 10—8 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, October 10– 12 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, October 17– 8 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, October 17– 12 p.m. 
  • Thursday, October 18– 12 p.m.

 

On the day of the Run, over 5,000 people come together for one of the biggest celebrations of community spirit and support in the county. The day is filled with a 5k Run and 2k Fun Walk, entertainment, games, food and informational booths. The magic of a community celebration, combined with ease of giving has increased awareness about the work of local organizations and has enabled them to raise over $18 million in the last fifteen years. 

2018 Race results

 

Dollars given to the Match Fund will be applied to the matching grant, which benefits ALL participating nonprofits. Dollars earmarked for certain nonprofits will go to the specific organization(s) named.  For qualifying agencies, up to $10,000 of  total dollars raised will be matched by a percentage based on a ratio of the total amount of dollars collected in the match pot compared to the amount of eligible donor contributions. Gaston County schools share a $15,000 cap.

Download 2018 Award Designations [PDF]

Download 5K Course Map [JPEG]

Download Walk Course Map [PDF]

Download Parking Map [PDF]

History of the Run

As a way to celebrate the Community Foundation’s 25th anniversary, the first “Run for the Money” event was held March 29, 2003. Building on an idea from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Linda Slade and May Barger co-chaired the event and modeled it after the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole's Old Bill's Fun Run for Charities.

After fourteen consecutive years, the success of the event has been proclaimed by participating non profits, community leaders, runners, walkers, donors, sponsors and all participants. To celebrate the success of the Run, the Board voted in 2014 to change the name to the Community Foundation Run.

CLICK HERE FOR 2017 RACE RESULTS

CLICK HERE FOR 2016 RACE RESULTS

 

2016 Community Foundation Run Video

 

The Community Foundation Run is a qualifying race for the Gaston County Senior Games.


$18,450,634 has been raised over the past 15 years, let's make 2018 a record year for dollars donated!

Photo Policy

By registering for the Community Foundation Run, participants agree to be photographed. The Community Foundation retains the rights to use photographs for promotional purposes for future events.

The most wonderful part of the Run might be the powerful spirit of community collaboration it creates....Nonprofit leaders, business pacesetters, law enforcement and others link arms to make all this happen so others will be served."

Dwayne Burks, Gaston Family YMCA 

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P.O. Box 123 Gastonia, NC 28053

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1201 E. Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054

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