Beat the Clock Race

The Hope in Christ Beat the Clock Race is a unique race for competitive and social runners of all ages in Gastonia and surrounding areas.

You can either complete a 5K run or walk, or challenge yourself to your best distance over a 60 minute time limit on our modified off road school and cross-country 1 loop course.

Winners will be awarded in the 5K and 60 minute race for males and females in the following groups: 1-12; 13-18; 19-29; 30-40; 41-50; 51-60; 61+

(60 minute judged by distance and finishing point)

You may also sign up as a "Ghost," help Gaston Hope in Christ, get a shirt and gift bag and not run!

Proceeds from the Race will go to support Gaston Hope in Christ, a free tutoring and enrichment program for public school students in the community. Gaston Hope in Christ has helped over 1,000 students and families from 12 schools and 3 counties with tutoring, seminars, training, trips and other activities. For more information go to

By registering, you agree to the following:

I know that running a race is potentially hazardous activity, which could cause injury or death. I will not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, and am in good health, and I am properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any aspect of my participation in this event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I have read the rules of the race and agree to abide by them. I assume all risks associated with running in this event, including but no limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I understand that bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers, roller skates or roller blades are not allowed in the race and I will abide by all race rules. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and inconsideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Gaston Hope in Christ, and Gaston County Schools, all event sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. I understand that this event does not provide for refunds in the event of a cancellation, and by signing this waiver, I consent that I am not entitled to a refund if the event is cancelled before or during the event.