Get Ready for Spring 2016 Races in Wilmington, NC

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Get Ready for Spring 2016 Races in Wilmington, NC

Start stretching and limber up—it’s time to start training for spring races in Wilmington, NC!

Running and walking are great exercise that improve your health and strengthen your body. King Chiropractic recommends you start training for one or more of these upcoming races in Wilmington. Not only will you feel better, you’ll help out some worthy causes around town.

Special Olympics Polar Plunge

1:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 2016

Carolina Beach, NC

Support the Special Olympics while you swim in the Atlantic Ocean in winter. Brrrr!

Wrightsville Beach Valentine 10K

9 a.m. Feb. 13, 2016

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Choose a 10k course or walk the Loop at Wrightville Beach. Runners wear red, white, and pink for the Valentine’s Day fun.

Without Limits Citywide Track Meet

5:45 p.m. Feb. 18, 2016

Hoggard High School, Wilmington, NC

This regional meet includes everyone and it’s dirt cheap. Choose from a variety of races, including relays.

FREE Color Run

9 a.m. Feb. 27, 2016

Leland, NC

Lincoln Elementary School physical education teacher, Nicolas Westfall, is serious about fighting childhood obesity. Since 2011 he has coordinated 16 FREE 5K runs that have motivated staff and students throughout Brunswick County Schools to get moving. Over 1,000 individuals participated in the last race at Holden Beach. Runners, walkers, strollers…anyone can participate! IT’S FREE AND FUN!

Miracles In Motion 5K and Accessible Base Race

1 p.m. Feb. 27, 2016

Wilmington, NC

Race with people with special needs and friends at the fully-accessible BRAX Stadium at Olsen Park. The Miracle League of Wilmington is a sport league for children and adults with special needs.

Run for Ray Trail Run 2016

8:30 a.m. Feb. 20, 2016
Brunswick Nature Park, Winnabow, NC

Run or walk this timed 3, 9, and 18 mile trail course, coastal North Carolina’s premiere trail running event. Located on the packed pine straw trails on the low bluffs near Town Creek.

Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Day Lo Tide Run

March 12, 2016

Carolina Beach, NC

The 5k and 10k Lo Tide Run raises money for New Hanover County residents who are battling cancer.

Quintile Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness Races

It’s the weekend for races large and small. All races are at Mayfaire Town Center, Wilmington NC.

Eli’s 1 Mile Fun Run

4 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016

Eli’s Family Fun Run is a Saturday afternoon event that kicks off Marathon Madness Weekend.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K

5 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016

The race benefits breast cancer research. The new 5K course starts and finishes at the Mayfaire Town Center Event Field.

Wrightsville Beach Marathon 26.2

6:15 a.m. March 20, 2016

A flat and fast full marathon.

Marathon Relay 26.2 – Up to 4 relay members

6:15 a.m. March 20, 2016

Grab up to four friends and run the Marathon Relay.

Lifepoint Uganda 5K

6:30 p.m. April 1, 2016
Wilmington, NC 28412

The 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk support Lagutu Village in Northern Uganda.

5th Annual Blue Ribbon Run, April 2, 2016

4 p.m. April 2, 2016
Wilmington, NC, 28403

Participants may run or walk this timed 5K course or the untimed 1 mile.

Azalea Festival Parade Mile Race

8:55 a.m. April 9, 2016
Downtown Wilmington
Run the parade route ahead of the 2016 Azalea Festival Parade in front of 50,000 spectators! Many men wear seersucker suits and women Azalea Bell dresses.

Oak Island Lighthouse Half Marathon/10K/5K, April 16, 2016

8 a.m. April 16, 2016
Oak Island, NC

Run a half marathon, 10K, 5K, or 1 mile on a scenic tour of the island and the beach.

2016 Paws4people 8th Annual 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk

3 p.m. April 17, 2016
Wilmington, NC

Participants may run or walk this timed 5K course at Empie Park. The 1 Mile Run Walk is untimed.
Well-behaved leashed dogs are invited too.

Holland Hustle, April 24, 2016

1 p.m. April 24, 2016
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Run the 5K and do the Adventure Run too.

New Hanover County Schools Teacher Trot

8 a.m. May 7, 2016
Ashley High School, Wilmington, NC

The NHCS Teacher Trot 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run encourages wellness for students, staff, and everyone.

WILMA Dash May 26, 2016

6:30 p.m. May 26, 2016
Downtown Wilmington
Wilmington’s only all-female 5K benefits the Pretty in Pink Foundation.

NC Blueberry Festival 5K

7 a.m. June 18, 2016
Burgaw, NC 28425

Support the North Carolina Blueberry Festival in the 5K Blueberry Run and Walk. The Festival provides post high school academic scholarships to North Carolina students.


If you encounter any training mishaps, or just need a boost to improve your performance, call King Chiropractic at (910) 777-7228. We can help with gait issues, muscle soreness, and pain, and help get you in optimal form for upcoming races. Spring is just around the corner!

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