20th Annual Son Run 5K

Wrightsville Beach, NC
October 20

An Outreach Project of Wrightsville United Methodist Church

When & Where

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Wrightsville Beach Park
1 Bob Sawyer Dr. 
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480


5K  –  TIMED
1 Mile Kids  –  UNTIMED

Start Times

8:00 AM  –  1 Mile Kids Fun Start
8:30 AM  –  5K Start

2018 Son Run 5K Results

We’re racing for pies and charity again this year at the 20th Annual Son Run in Wrightsville Beach, NC! All awards winners will receive a coveted Apple Annie’s pie PLUS various gift certificates. This year’s three child focused charities are: Methodist Home for Children, A Safe Place, Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear, and Congregations for Children and will receive all proceeds from the race. This is an outreach project of Wrightsville United Methodist Church.

About the Causes

All proceeds are equally apportioned to: Methodist Home for Children, A Safe Place,  Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear, and Congregations for Children.

Methodist Home for Children – Works to build strong families, protect children who’ve been through revolving short-term placements, who were born addicted to drugs, who’ve suffered abuse and neglect. The Methodist Home for Children helps stabilize their families and open kids’ futures to new opportunities through higher education grants and vocational training.

A Safe Place – Focuses on prevention, advocacy, and restoration to assist victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking.

Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear – Provides case management and transitional housing for families who are victims of domesic violence and provides emergency shelter to homeless families with children; while supplying them with resources and skills vital to regaining and maintaining financial independence.

Congregations for children (C4C) – Partners churches with public schools in the community with a focus on:

1) Improving K-3 literacy
2) Providing for basic needs  (food, clothing, etc.)
3) Helping schools increase parent/adult role model involvement
4) Increasing awareness of child poverty

5K Awards
• Top Overall, Male & Female
• Top Overall Masters , Male & Female
• Top Overall in Age Groups, Male & Female:
10 & Under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, & 60-69

All award winners win a coveted pie from
Apple Annie’s Bakery! Various Gift Certificates will also be
awarded to winners.

(Previous Shirt Design)

Race Swag

 Race Shirts will be guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59PM on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018. The shirts are available in Adult Unisex S-XL cut sizes, and are made of Cotton.

 Be sure to claim your shirt today by registering!

This race course begins in front of Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation and is a flat surface, scenic loop around Wrightsville Beach. Automobile traffic will not be excluded – intersections will be manned for participant’s safety.

This course also wheelchair and stroller friendly!

Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, October 19, 2018

Wine & Design (Landfall Shopping Center)
1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Suite JJ
Wilmington, NC 28405

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Packet Pickup

If you cannot make it, packets can also be picked up at the Race when Registration Opens. Please allow enough extra time before the race starts to pickup your packet.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Wrightsville Beach Park
1 Bob Sawyer Dr.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

7:00 AM  –  Registration Opens
7:45 AM  –  Registration Closes
8:00 AM  –  1 Mile Kids Start
8:30 AM  –  5K Start
9:30 AM  –  Awards

Race Day Parking

Parking will be available at the Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation Area.

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5K Race
Through October 10   $25

October 11 through Race Day  $30

1 Mile Kids Fun Run
Through Race Day  — $5


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.