2015 MICS Bring Spring 5K

at the Gaston County Community Foundation Run for the Money

BRING SPRING 5K

Saturday, April 18th, 8am

150 S York St

Gastonia, NC

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS APRIL 10

Grab your sneakers!


Join us for a 5K competitive race, a 2K fun walk, family-friendly games, music, and informational booths from a variety of non-profit organizations at this fun-filled community event!


STEP ONE: Visit www.cfgaston.org and register online for the race.


STEP TWO: Make an online donation (designated to the MICS SOAR Foundation).


Dollars given to the Match Fund will be applied to the matching grant, which benefits all participating non-profits.


  • This event is a 5K run or a 2K walk, and the race will start at 8:00AM sharp.
  • The event will be rain or shine.
  • Packet pick-up begins on April 13th from 9-5 at the Community Foundation office located at 1201 E. Garrison Blvd. in Gastonia.
  • Run/walk routes and parking locations available, below.

Did You Know?


  • MICS will have an informational booth with free giveaways set up on the day of the Run to raise awareness about our award winning school


  • You don't have to run/walk to support the cause. Your flat donation to www.cfgaston.org (designated to the MICS SOAR Foundation) will be matched by the Community Foundation.


  • Every donation made to the CFGC will be applied to the matching grant, which benefits ALL participating non-profit organizations.


  • This is a GREAT opportunity for MICS to raise funds for the SOAR Foundation and continue building our school


  • The dynamic duo “Mighty Raptors” Corn Hole Team will be ready to BRING IT in the Corn Hole tournament taking place during the Run, for the first time in MICS history.


  • On the day of the Run, over 5,000 people will come together for one of the biggest celebrations of community spirit and support in Gaston County
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History of the Gaston County Community Foundation 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 Jackson Hole Wyoming, Linda Slade and May Barger co-chaired the event and modeled it after Jackson Hole Community Foundation’s Uncle Bill Run.


After twelve 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.


The magic of this community celebration has raised over $14 million in the last twelve years, benefitting as assortment of non-profit organizations in Gaston County.