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2016 CVCC Cru Run of the Mill

* 5K Charity Run/Walk *

Historic Murray's Mill
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Catawba, NC

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Catawba Valley Community College's Christ-centered organization, Cru.@CVCC, will hold its 8th Annual Run of the Mill 5K Charity Walk/Run at historic Murrays Mill.  The 2016 race proceeds recipient is Classroom Connections located in Hickory, NC.  Classroom Connections' mission is to have a continuous impact on meeting the teachers’ needs for classroom materials for every student in our community.

Classroom Connections provides classroom supplies such as pencils, paper, glue, pens, poster board, notebooks, workbooks, rulers, calculators, graph paper, copy paper, etc. to local teachers at no-charge - yes FREE!

Race director Amanda Crouse heads up the event again this year in April and invites the community to come out and support Connections Clubhouse while enjoying a wonderful Catawba County historical site.

Visit Classroom Connections website:


Romans 12:4-5 (NLT)

  4 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, 5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.


In 2015, CRU@CVCC's Run of the Mill benefitted Connections Clubhouse of Newton, NC.  Past recipients include Housing Visions of Catawba, the Council On Adolescents of Catawba County, Safe Harbour Rescue Mission, the Rape Crisis Center of Catawba County and ACTION kivu, an international organization that helps women in the Congo.  Last year's event was our largest ever and attracted over 200 participants!  An impressive sum was raised for Connections Clubhouse of Newton, NC!  We hope this year's Run of the Mill will be even bigger!  Hope to see you there!

Date & Time:
The race will be held April 9th on the trails rain or shine Starting time for the 5K run/walk is 9:00am. On-site registration and packet pickup will be available from 8:00 - 8:45am.  The race promoter reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event due to severe weather.  We're sorry, but refunds cannot be issued for any reason. (Back to Top)

Day of Race Schedule:
5:00pm-7:00pm (Friday night before race day) - Early packet pickup is available on the 1st Floor of the Cuyler A. Dunbar Bldg on the CVCC Campus.
8:00-8:45am - Onsite registration available.
9:00am - Race start!
10:30am - Presentation of awards (Back to Top)

Entry Fees:
Registration through April 1st - $25 ($10 runners aged 14 & under)
Registration after April 1st - $30 ($15 runners aged 14 & under)


All proceeds benefit Classroom Connections. (Back to Top)

Course Description:                  
The race is run on mowed fields and trails around the beautiful and historic Murray's Mill. The course rolls gently and the footing is good; no part of the course can be considered technical or difficult. The course is well-marked and volunteers will be there to see to it no one gets off-course. Whether running or walking, this is a must-see course. USATF certified (NC11070PH).  Click COURSE MAP to view the course.

Awards will be given to the top male and female competing in the timed 5K run. Age group awards will be given in the following categories: 10 & under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 & over.

   Sign Up   A small convenience fee will be added at the time of registration. A paper entry may be downloaded HERE.  Send paper registrations to Cru.@CVCC, 2550 Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602. T-shirts will be guaranteed to all pre-registered runners.  (Back to Top)

Timing & Results:
The Run of the Mill 5K will be bib timed.

Directions to the race are available by clicking HERE and entering your starting location in the space provided. If you prefer to rely on your own GPS, enter the following address:

1489 Murray's Mill Rd, Catawba, North Carolina

Additional information about Historic Murray's Mill may be found through this link. (Back to Top)


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Additional race sponsorships are needed for this race. Please express your interest in sponsoring our event by sending us an email ( or calling Amanda Crouse at (828) 327-7000, extension 4365 and requesting additional information. (Back to Top)
2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 06.20.2016: Content Editor