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 nine 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? 
Nine races taking place March - December, 2019
What are the distances?
1 mile, 1.5 Miles, 5k, and 10k
Where are the races?
Wilmington, Kure Beach, Southport, Boiling Spring Lakes 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

2018 Results

2017 Results

2016 Results

2015 Results

2014 Results




Benefiting: Brunswick Wellness Coalition and Promoting Health and Wellness for all Brunswick County Residents! 
Saturday, March 23rd - Southport, NC
Who is the BWC? The Brunswick Wellness Coalition (BWC) is a united group of individuals and health-minded leaders with the mission to improve the health of our community, and the vision of becoming the healthiest county in North Carolina. BWC is made possible with support from Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas, an initiative of The Duke Endowment, working with county-level coalitions across the state to improve health. 
Learn More & Register for the 5k/10k/15k


Race #2: The New Balance WIlmington BEACH DASH 

Benefiting: The YMCA Youth Sports Scholarship Fund
Sunday, March 31st  - Fort Fisher State Rec Area Kure Beach, NC
Family Fun at the Beach! 
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! Discounts when you register a team/group. All dashers receive a cool tie-dyed tshirt, finisher medal and sweet pair of sunglasses! 
Learn More & Register...

Race #3: Marine Chevy Shuffle 5K 

Benefiting: Girls on the Run & STRIDE 
Saturday, May 11th - 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 18th - 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. 
Learn More & Register...

Race #5: YMCA TRi-span 5K & 10K

Benefiting: LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
Saturday, July 13th - Wilmington, NC
7am Race Start to BEAT THE HEAT! 
The oldest 3-bridge 10K course on the east coast! And now offering a point-to-point 5k starting at Battleship North Carolina and ending downtown. 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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Race #6: Go Jump in the Lake 5K & 1.5 Miles

Benefiting: Southport Rotary and New Hope Clinic
Date: Saturday, August 31st - Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 

Don’t miss the 11th running of the Go Jump in the Lake 5K and 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk in Boiling Spring Lakes, less than 20 minutes from Wilmington or Southport. The Southport Rotary’s family friendly event promotes health and wellness in our community and we are again partnering with New Hope Clinic to raise funds for their charitable healthcare programs, as well as for other Rotary funded organizations, and to help Boiling Spring Lakes get back to normal after the devastation from Hurricane Florence. Meet our sponsors and learn about supported community programs in Spring Lake Park before and after the race.

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Race #7: 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!
This way you can be back home in Wisconsin visiting family for Thanksgiving? Get your Turkey Trot run in and all you have to do is register for the virtual run OR submit a photo or a screen shot of your local race results to earn your points! 
Submit your photo to our Facebook Page.
Email your photo. 

Race #8: Axis Physical Therapy Merry Fitness 5K

Benefiting: Girls on the Run & STRIDE of New River YMCA
Saturday, December 7th  - 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 New River YMCA. Festive holiday attire encouraged!
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Race #9: William H Craig Race for Life 5K

Benefiting: The Bill Craig Memorial Fund
Saturday, December 14th  - 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.
Learn More & Register...

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