When & Where

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Autumn Hall
1202 Eastwood Road
Wilmington, NC, 28403


5K  –  TIMED
1 Mile Fun Run  –  UNTIMED

Start Times

4:00 PM  –  5K Race Start
4:05 PM  –  1 Mile Fun Run Race Start

Please plan to be at the starting line 10 minutes prior to the start of the race wearing your race number on the front of your shirt. You may walk the 5K race if registered, however we ask that athletes walking the 5K race line up at the back of the starting area.

About the Race

The Blue Ribbon Run is a truly unique event! Much much more than just a race!

This afternoon event has finishers transported to enjoy a reception provided by Dockside. That’s where food, drink and the Lunar Tide band will be ready to reward you for your effort in kicking cancers ass.  All proceeds from this incredible event benefit raising awareness and finding a cure for colon cancer.

About the Cause

The Blue Ribbon Run raises money and awareness to help in our fight against colon cancer.

The Blue Ribbon Run, in combined efforts with Susie’s Cause, a national colorectal cancer foundation, is honored to provide the only race in the Wilmington, North Carolina area that raises money and awareness in the fight against colorectal cancer.


5K Awards
• Top 3 Overall Male and Female Finishers in the 5K

• Top 3 Overall Masters (40 years and older) Male and Female Finishers in the 5K

• Top 3 5K Finishers in Male and Female Age Groups:
14 & under, 15 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Team Awards
• Fastest Team
• Biggest Team
• Most Spirited Team

Race Swag

Participants who register by Monday, March 19, 2018 are guaranteed a race shirt. Sizes include Youth (Cotton), Female S – XXL and Male M – XXL, and are a Cotton/Polyester blend.

There is white long sleeve tees, white hooded sweatshirts, and snap back hats for sale that can be purchased when registering. They can be picked up in advance if local. Otherwise, they will be available at packet pick up.

 Be sure to claim your shirt today!

The First 300 Participants to Register Receive this Sweet Gift!

blue ribbon

About the Course

The course begins at Autumn Hall and follows the beautiful City Trail through the Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach areas. Participants will start in the Autumn Hall housing community and the goes through trails and wooded areas following the City Trail. The course itself is a sight to see!

Course Map Coming Soon!

Schedule & Packet Pickup Info

Friday, March 30, 2018

4  –  7 PM  –  Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration

Omega Sports
3501 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC 28403

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Autumn Hall
1202 Eastwood Road
Wilmington, NC, 28403

3:00 PM – On-site Registration/Packet Pickup opens
3:45 PM – On-site Registration/Packet Pickup closes
4:00 PM – 5K Starts
4:05 PM – 1 Mile Starts
5:00 PM – Awards (this time is approximate)
5:30 PM – Reception at Dockside

Parking Info

Parking is available in Autumn Hall to the right just as you enter the complex.

Get Constant Updates About the Event

Join The Event On Facebook!

After Party & Celebration!

Don’t forget to join us for the after party at the water front Dockside Restaurant! The live local band, Lunar Tide, will provide a musical atmosphere while you enjoy amazing food and fellowship with fellow Blue Ribbon Run participants. Transportation from the race site will be provided by Wilmington Trolley directly to Dockside.

Become A Sponsor

Join the Cause!


Event Pricing

Now Through February 28  – $30
March 1 Through March 30 – $35
Day of Race Registration – $40

1 Mile Fun Run
Now Through February 28  – $20
March 1 Through March 30 – $25
Day of Registration – $30

Group Rate of 4 or More
Through Day of Race  – $25

Student Rate
Through Day of Race  – $25

Other Swag Items
White Long Sleeve Shirt  – $15
White Hooded Sweatshirt  – $25
Snap Back Hats  –  TBA

2016 Overall Results

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2016 Age Group Results

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2016 Race Photos

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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.

There are no refunds, registration will be accepted as a donation to paws4people.

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.


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