Rotary Black Friday Dash

Wilmington, NC
November 23

To support victims of Hurricane Florence.

When & Where

Friday, November 23, 2018

Waterline Brewing Co.
721 Surrey Street
Wilmington, NC 28401


5K  –  TIMED
1 Mile  –  TIMED

Start Times

11:00 AM  –  1 Mile Start
12:00 PM  –  5K Start

2018 Rotary Black Friday Dash Results

Wouldn’t a race on the day after Thanksgiving be a great idea?  We thought so too!  Avoid the shopping crowds, sleep in, and then dash in to join us for the Annual Black Friday Dash! This is a Family Fun event that provides something for all ages! There will be entertainment from various organizations, beer coupons for participants, music and an awards ceremony.

Starting at Waterline Brewery and then winding along the Cape Fear River, through downtown Wilmington, turning at the new Pier 33 and then ending back at Waterline Brewery, this professionally managed and timed 5K is a new local tradition.

About the Cause

The Black Friday Dash is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wilmington West, a 501(c)4 organization. The main objective of Rotary is service – in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. The mission of the Rotary Club of Wilmington West is “Service Above Self”. This race supports the local Rotary International Club and the many non-profits and causes to whom they provide donations and manpower throughout the year.

Due to the impact of Hurricane Florence on so many Wilmington businesses and individuals, we have shifted the focus of our fundraising efforts to those in need.  Please come out and support your neighbors through participation in this fun event as a runner or sponsor!

5K Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female
• Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female:
10 & Under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, & 60+
• Fastest Rotarian (Male or Female)

1 Mile Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female
• Top 3 Masters, Male & Female
• Top 3 in Age Group, Male & Female:
7 & Under, 8-13, & 14-18
• Top 3 1 mile finishers under 5 mins. = CASH PRIZE!
1st Place $250 ~  2nd Place $150 ~ 3rd Place $100

Combined 5K & 1 Mile Award
 • Top Male & Female finishers for best combined time for both races

Race Swag

 Race Shirts will be guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59PM on Sunday, October 28th. The shirts are available in Youth S-M and Adult Unisex XS-XXL sizes. They are a Cotton/Polyester blend, long sleeve t-shirt from Without Limits.

 Be sure to claim your shirt today by registering!

Both races will start at Waterline Brewing Co. on Surrey St and work their way through public streets to the Cape Fear River Walk. The 1 mile measured run will return back to the start, with cash prizes for the top finishers under 5 minutes. The 5K will continue along the River and turn around at Cape Fear Community College for the return trip along the river.  Both of these races are also stroller & wheelchair friendly!

Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, November 23, 2018

Waterline Brewing Co.
721 Surrey Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

10:00 AM  –  Registration Opens
11:00 AM  –  1 Mile Start
11:45 AM  –  Registration Closes
12:00 PM  –  5K Start
1:00 PM  –  Awards

Race Day Parking

Parking is available first come first serve and can be found in a large lot next to Waterline Brewing Co. for both Packet Pickup & Race Day.

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5K Race
Through October 18   $30

October 19 through November 22   $35
Race Day: November 23   $40

1 Mile Race
Through October 18  — $15
October 19 through November 22  — $20
Race Day: November 23 — $25

10% discount for entering both races
10% discount for children


Waiver: The Registration Agreement & Liability Waiver is linked to the Online Registration. This must be selected and approved during registration.

Packet Pick-Up: Family or Friends may pick-up your Race Packet at Packet Pick-Up.

On-Site Registration: Registration is available starting one hour prior to race start. It closes 20 minutes prior to start.

Timing: Jaguar Bib Chip Timing will be used to time this race

Weather: This race is rain or shine. It will be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled if a severe weather warning is in effect.

Refunds: There are no refunds, registration will be accepted as a donation.

Entries are not transferable to other races Timed by Go Time as each race is organized by a different group.
We must stick to this policy as race items have been purchased based on current registrations and it is not fair to choose who receives a refund and who does not.