YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina

YCC Run Series

Can you go the distance?

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 runs/walks 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.

How many races are in the Coastal Carolina Run Series? 
Ten races taking place March - December, 2018
What are the distances?
1 mile, 5k, 10k, and 15k
Where are the races?
Wilmington, Kure Beach, Hampstead and Jacksonville
How do I get involved?
Just show up! Runners are automatically entered after their 2nd race! 
What are the prizes?
Cash prize for top points overall 1st - 3rd male & female divisions as well as AWESOME age group prizes. Plus participant awards for folks who run in 3 or more races in the series! 


Rules & Age Divisions

Coming Soon: 2017 Results

2016 Results

2015 Results

2014 Results



RACE #1: Run with your heart 5k/10k/15k

Benefiting: Ainsley's Angels Eastern North Carolina
Saturday, March, 3, 2018 - Jacksonville, NC
2017 Coastal Carolina Run Series Award Ceremony & Kick Off Event! 
 In addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley's Angels of America aims to build awareness about America's special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. Serving as advocates to providing education and participating as active members in local communities, we believe everyone deserves to be included.
View our Y-Story about Girls on the Run, STRIDE, and Ainsley's Angels at Delalio Elementary at Camp Lejeune! 
Learn More & Register for the 5k/10k/15k


Race #2: The New Balance BEACH DASH 

Benefiting: The YMCA Youth Sports Scholarship Fund
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - Kure Beach, NC
Family Fun at the Beach! 
Now on a Sunday! 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! Discounts when you register a team/group. All dashers recevie a cool tie-dyed tshirt, finisher medal and sweet pair of sunglasses! 
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RACE #2.5: Healthy kids day fun run

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Wilmington, NC

Information and registration coming soon...


Race #3: Marine Chevy Shuffle 5K 

Benefiting: Girls on the Run & STRIDE 
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - Jacksonville, NC
The Marine Chevy Shuffle 5k is a celebratory ending 5k for Onslow, Carteret and Jones Counties Girls on the Run and STRIDE programs. Come join over 1500 runners and walkers of all ages around Jacksonville Commons Loop. 
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RACE #4: EMergeortho 5k

Benefiting: Girls on the Run & STRIDE of Coastal Carolina
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Wilmington, NC
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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Race #6: YMCA TRi-span 5K & 10K

Benefiting: LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - Wilmington, NC
7am Race Start to BEAT THE HEAT! 
The oldest 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.
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Benefiting: Dixon Elementary
Date: TBA
Run the "Haunted Trail" in the Stones Creek Game Lands in Sneads Ferry. After this Halloween themed trail run, head over to Dixon Elementary for their Fall Festival.
Registration details are coming soon...

Race #8: You Call It! CYOTT

What is CYOTT? Chose your own Turkey Trot!

Run any Turkey Trot in the month of November and earn 5 participation points! Back home in Wisconsin visiting family for Thanksgiving? Get your Turkey Trot run in and all you have to do is submit a photo or a screen shot of your results to earn your point! 


Submit your photo to our Facebook Page.

Email your photo. 

Race #9: Axis Physical Therapy Merry Fitness 5K

Benefiting: Girls on the Run & STRIDE of Coastal Carolina
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - Jacksonville, NC
Festive Holiday Attire Encouraged! 
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!
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Race #10: William H Craig Race for Life 5K

Benefiting: The Bill Craig Memorial Fund
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - Wilmington, NC
Run Next to Scenic Greenfield Lake! 
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.
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