8th Annual Blue Ribbon Run

Wilmington, NC
March 30

When & Where

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Autumn Hall
1202 Eastwood Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403


5K  –  TIMED
1 Mile  –  UNTIMED

Start Times

4:00 PM  –  5K Start
4:05 PM  –  1 Mile Start

2019 Blue Ribbon Run Results

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 cancer’s butt.  All proceeds from this incredible event benefit raising awareness and finding a cure for colon cancer.

About the Cause

This year’s race is dedicated to the memory of Bland Gillikin, a Wilmington local and loving father, husband and friend to many who lost his very short battle with colon cancer in August 2018.

All proceeds, donations, and sponsorships benefit colon cancer research, raising awareness for the prevention of colon cancer, as well as helping local families affected by colon cancer.

5K Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female
• Top 3 Overall Masters (Ages 40+), Male & Female
• Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female:
14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

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

Race Swag

 Race Shirts will be guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59pm on Monday, March 19th, 2019. The shirts are available in Women’s XS-XXL and Men’s S-XXL cut sizes, and are a Cotton/Polyester blend.

 Be sure to claim your shirt today by registering!

Blue Ribbon Run hats, hoodies and long-sleeve shirts will also be available for sale at packet pickup and at the race.

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!

Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, March 29, 2019

Omega Sports
3501 Oleander Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28403

4 PM – 7 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, March 30, 2019

Autumn Hall
1202 Eastwood Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403

3:00 PM  –  Registration Opens
3:45 PM  –  Registration Closes
4:00 PM  –  5K Start
4:05 PM  –  1 Mile Start
5:00 PM  –  Awards
5:30 PM  –  Reception at Dockside

Race Day Parking

Parking is available ONLY on the north side of Old Garden Road (without blocking driveways). Dungannon Village & the NHRMC on Eastwood Road is also available for overflow parking.

Want to Volunteer or Sponsor?

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.

Questions About the Event?


5K Race
Through February 28 – $30
March 1 through March 29 – $35
Race Day: March 30 – $40

Student: Through Race Day – $25
Family/Group of 4 or More: Through Race Day – $25

1 Mile Fun Run
Through February 28 – $20
March 1 through March 29 – $25
Race Day: March 30 – $30


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.