Journey to Heal Ministries Hope Run

Wilmington, NC & VIRTUAL RACE
April 17, 2021

When & Where

In Person Race
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Long Leaf Park – Shelter #6
314 Pine Grove Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28409

Virtual Race
Anywhere! April 16 – 18, 2021


In Person Race
5K  –  TIMED
1.5 Mile  –  UNTIMED

Virtual Race
1.5 Mile

Start Times

In Person Race
8:30 AM  –  5K Start
8:35 AM  –  1.5 Mile Start

If we are under mass gathering restrictions at the time of the race, we will utilize wave start times.

Virtual Race
Anytime! April 16 – 18, 2021

2020 JTHM Hope Run Photos

2020 JTHM Hope Run Results

Spring into hope and help kick off the 3rd Annual Journey to Heal Ministries 5K & 1.5 Mile Hope Run in support of survivors of sexual abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month (#SAAM). Prizes, awards, food trucks, and a community resource fair to follow after the race. Bring your family for a fun opportunity to support a local charity doing a needed work in our community!

According to RAINN (Rape and Incest National Network) and the CDC (Center for Disease Control), every 73 seconds someone in America has been sexually assaulted and every 9 minutes that someone is a child. What is more, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. You can help raise awareness and support survivors of sexual abuse as you run the scenic course at Long Leaf Park!

About the Cause

All proceeds from the race benefit the work of Journey to Heal Ministries (JTHM), a local, 100% volunteer run, 501(c)3 nonprofit that endeavors to help women heal from past sexual trauma by leading them to the hope and healing found in Jesus Christ through providing education, support, and life-giving community. Programs include free one to one mentoring, support groups for both survivors and supporters, education and awareness events, helpful resources for survivors and supporters, and an annual women’s conference providing a safe place for survivors to be encouraged and inspired while finding community with others on the same journey to heal. Learn more at their website or connect with them directly at

5K Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female
• Top 3 Overall in Age Groups, Male & Female:
19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

1 Mile Awards (for Kids)
• Top 3 Overall

Team Awards (Includes Virtual Participants)
• Largest Team – wins a Dominos pizza party!

PLEASE NOTE: Placement awards are for in-person race participants ONLY, but virtual participants will also have a chance to get in on some awesome prizes and giveaways leading up to race day!

Race Swag

Shirts are guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59 PM on Monday, March 1, 2021. The shirts are available in Youth S-L, Women’s S-XXL, and Men’s S-XXL cut sizes, and are from Without Limits.

Be sure to claim your shirt today by registering!

The 5K and 1.5 Mile courses will start and finish and at scenic Long Leaf Park next to Shelter #6!

This race course is also stroller and wheelchair friendly!
However, dogs are not allowed on this course so please leave them at home or with a non-running spectator.

Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, April 16, 2021


Fleet Feet Sports
1125 Military Cutoff Rd. D
Wilmington, NC 28405

4 PM – 6 PM

In Person Participants: If we’re under mass gathering limits at the time of the event, packets not picked up at packet pickup can be picked up 10 minutes before your start time.

Virtual Participants: Race packets must be picked up at the packet pickup above, or your packet can be mailed for an additional fee.

Saturday, April 17, 2021


Long Leaf Park – Shelter #6
314 Pine Grove Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28409

8:30 AM  –  5K Start
8:35 AM  –  1.5 Mile Start

If we are under mass gathering restrictions at the time of the race, we will utilize wave start times. Packets will be available 10 minutes prior to your start time.

Race Day Parking

Parking will be available around Long Leaf Park for race participants and spectators.

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Questions About the Event?


5K Race
Through January 31  —  $25
February 1 through March 1  —  $35
March 2 through April 17  —  $40

1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Through March 1  —  $20
March 2 through April 17  —  $25

Virtual Race
Through January 31  —  $25
February 1 through April 17  —  $30

Virtual Participants: If you live out of town or would prefer to not attend the designated packet pickup,
you can have your packet mailed directly to you for an additional shipping fee of $5.
Your packet will be mailed out the week before the race. 


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.