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City of Hickory and Lenoir-Rhyne University present summer track series

The City of Hickory Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Department and Lenoir-Rhyne University (LRU) are partnering to present the Hickory Summer Track Series in June. 

Track and field events will be held Thursdays, June 1-22, from 6-9 p.m. at the Lenoir-Rhyne University outdoor track.

Participants will earn points throughout the series while competing in various events.

Track and field events throughout the series include: 1 mile, 100m, 400m, 4x100m, 800m, 200m, 2 miles, long jump, triple jump, shot put, high jump, and pole vault.

Divisions will be offered by age: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+.

Participants can register for the entire series or individual nights at The cost to participate is $10 per night or $30 for the entire series, plus online service fees.

The LRU outdoor track is located at 625 Seventh Avenue Place NE in Hickory.

For more information about the Hickory Summer Track Series, please contact Jeff Taylor at or 828-261-2252.