This series has been put in place to inspire community health and involvement. The YMCA’s first goal is to encourage participants from the Girls on the Run and STRIDE programs, as well as their families, to continue a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living by completing additional 5k races outside of their program season. Our second goal is to encourage community members from all over our 5k service area to compete in our 5ks along the coast. Our final and LARGEST goal is to increase family involvement in a healthy way, by participating in our variety of 5ks in a fun, family competition! In order to qualify, you must participate in three or more of the ten races that are included in the series. You are automatically entered into the series after your second race.
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!
Run one of the most unique races in the world, a one-of-a-kind 1 mile run along the Azalea Festival Parade route. The race takes place ahead of the 2016 Azalea Festival Parade in front of an anticipated 50,000 spectators! Proceeds benefit the Cape Fear Literacy Council.
This event highlights the beauty of the City of Jacksonville, the commitment the military community and local community have to working together, and the determination and optimism of local athletes. Proceeds benefit the Semper Fi Fund.
The Marine Chevy Shuffle 5k is a celebratory ending 5k for Onslow and Carteret County’s Girls on the Run and STRIDE programs. All proceeds benefit the Girls on the Run and STRIDE Council of Coastal Carolina.
The OrthoWilmington 5k is a celebratory ending 5k for New Hanover, Pender, Duplin, and Sampson County Girls on the Run and STRIDE programs. All proceeds benefit the Girls on the Run and STRIDE Council of Coastal Carolina.
The only 3-bridge 10K course on the east coast! 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.
A unique trail run at beautiful Carolina Beach State Park, the Monster Dash benefits the Cape Fear Flyers. Prizes for best costumes!
The 5K Turkey Trot is a celebratory ending 5k for Brunswick & Columbus County’s Girls on the Run and STRIDE programs. All proceeds benefit the Girls on the Run and STRIDE Council of Coastal Carolina. This 5K is a fantastic event for the whole family! Come join in on the fun! Wear your best turkey gear!
The Axis Physical Therapy Merry Fitness 5K is a celebratory ending 5k for Onslow and Carteret County’s Girls on the Run and STRIDE programs. All proceeds benefit the Girls on the Run and STRIDE Council of Coastal Carolina. Festive holiday attire encouraged!
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. This 5K starts and ends at Legion Stadium in Wilmington, NC.