YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina

Races & Triathlons

The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina hosts a number of races and triathlons throughout the year. Proceeds from many of these events benefit our programs like Girls on the Run, STRIDE, Livestrong at the YMCA, Cape Fear Aquatics Club Swim Team and more. Your race entry fee will help to continue to support the kids, adults and families that benefit from these programs.    


Sunday, March 29, 2020 - Kure Beach, NC

Benefiting: YMCA Youth Sports Scholarship Fund

Now on a Sunday with two start time available! Family-friendly beach obstacle course at the beautiful Fort Fisher State Recreation Area! Dash down the beach and experience over 6 obstacles with various blast stations throughout! The Dash is approximately 1.4 miles in length with obstacles geared for all ages and fitness levels, making it a perfect event for your entire family! 
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Saturday, May 16-May 23, 2020 - Wilmington, NC

Benefiting: Girls on the Run & STRIDE of Coastal Carolina

We invite you to join us as we #EmergeStrongerTogether and be a part of the largest virtual 5K in North Carolina!  

The EmergeOrtho 5k is a celebratory ending 5k for New Hanover, Pender, Duplin, Brunswick and Sampson County Girls on the Run and STRIDE programs. All proceeds benefit the Girls on the Run and STRIDE Council of Coastal Carolina. 

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July 11 - 18, 2020 - Wilmington, NC

Benefiting: LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

This year, the oldest 3-bridge 10K course on the east coast is going virtual due to COVID-19. For more than 30 years the Tri-span has defined racing and running in the Wilmington area. All proceeds benefit LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a FREE health and wellness program for cancer survivors.
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YMCA Kids Duathlon

Saturday, August 15, 2020- Wilmington, NC

Benefiting: Scholarships for youth programming

This is the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina's first ever Kid's DUATHLON event! Due to COVID-19 we had to make some changes to our regular Kids Triathlon. We now have two options for this race to ensure that we are  keeping our kids, families, staff and volunteers as safe as possible!

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YMCA Wrightsville Beach Sprint Triathlon

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - Wrightsville Beach, NC

Benefiting: YMCA's Annual Campaign

Be a part of the longest-running sprint triathlon in the nation! Founded in 1979, as the Pepsi Triathlon, the YMCA Wrightsville Beach Sprint Triathlon has become a favorite event among locals and triathletes near and far. Today the event is comprised of the traditional sprint triathlon, a youth triathlon and a corporate relay challenge. 

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WILLIAM H. CRAIG RACE FOR LIFE 9 mile, 18 mile and 18 mile relay 

Saturday, December 12, 2020 - Wilmington, NC

Benefiting: The Bill Craig Memorial Fund

Established to honor the legacy of Dr. Bill Craig and his many contributions to the community. Funds from this event will provide financial support on an annual basis to programs that Dr. Craig supported, especially those involving children in need. 

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