Stretch your legs for a good cause this fall with these Wilmington-area half-marathon and 5k races. You’ll get a breath of fresh fall air, strengthen your heart and muscles, and do a little bit of good in the world.
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Nov. 11, 2017
Shelter #6 at Hugh MacRae Park
9 a.m. – 5K Starts
The Hunger Run will collect food items for the Wilmington Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Please bring 10 food items as part of your admission to the race. This race is also an Eagle Scout project and will honor Veterans on their day.
Nov. 18, 2017
Hampstead Kiwanis Park
9 a.m. – 8K
9:05 a.m. – 2 Mile
10 a.m. – 1/2 Mile Kids Sprint Starts
The 8K Road Race winds through tree-lined neighborhoods along the Intracoastal Waterway, or choose a timed 2 mile Fun-Run. For the younger athlete, try the 1/2 Mile Kids Sprint (all kids receive a medal)! Proceeds go to improve Hampstead Kiwanis Park.
Nov. 19, 2017
7:30 a.m. – Half Marathon Starts
7:50 a.m. – 5K Starts
Southeastern North Carolina’s only all-woman half-marathon. Proceeds help The Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. assist victims of sexual assault.
Nov. 23, 2017
8:30 a.m. 5k Race
8:45 a.m. 1 Mile Walk
Wrightsville Beach Town Hall
Burn off those pre-Thanksgiving calories with the Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot for The Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. This race is fun for the whole family with a 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. You can run or walk either race distance along The Loop.
Nov. 24, 2017
Waterline Brewing Co.
11 a.m. – 1 Mile Run/Walk
12 p.m. – 5K Run
The folks who brought you the Gallop for the Gravy have moved the race to Black Friday, and to a new route along the Cape Fear River. Avoid the shopping crowds and help the Wilmington West Rotary benefit the YMCA, DREAMS, Kids Making It, and Blue Ribbon Commission.
Dec. 2, 2017
Riverlights Community, River Road
5:30 p.m. – 5K Run Starts
5:35 p.m. – 1 Mile Starts
5:45 p.m. – Free pictures with Santa, Hot Chocolate, Cookies
Benefit Toys for Tots as you run through the Riverlights community.
Dec. 9, 2017
Wrightsville Beach Museum of History
9 a.m. – 5K Run Starts
The Jingle Bell 5K Run through the Wrightsville Beach area will benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History.
Dec. 30, 2017
Carolina Beach State Park
8 a.m. – Half Marathon Starts
8:30 a.m. – 5k Starts
With 13.1 and 3.1 mile courses, Carolina Beach State Park Half Marathon & 5K takes runners through interesting terrain and supports Carolina Beach State Park and Fort Fisher State Recreation Area.