The Blue Ribbon Run

Wilmington, NC
March 28

When & Where

Saturday, March 28, 2020

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 an annual event that raises money and awareness for a cure for colorectal cancer, as well as helping families locally affected by this disease.

The Blue Ribbon Run is unique in its afternoon start time with a reception following at Dockside. Transportation is provided to and from the race site. The band Lunar Tide creates an atmosphere for celebration of life and hope to find a cure.

The t-shirt designs are a local favorite and blue hydrangeas are sold with all profits benefiting the goal of saving lives.

About the Cause

The Blue Ribbon Run is a nonprofit for the Julie M. Brown and Christina Gianoplus Colon Cancer Foundation, which has an endowment established at UNC Lineberger. Partnering with Wilmington Gastroenterology, our goal is to raise awareness for early detection and prevention of colon cancer. We are proud to have made an invaluable impact on this community and are grateful for the sponsors and participants who help us continue in our fight against 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

(2019 Shirt Design)

Race Swag

 Race Shirts will be guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59 PM on Saturday, March 14, 2020. 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!

Visors, sweatshirts 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.

This race course is also stroller & dog friendly!

Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, March 27, 2020

Mad Mole Brewing
6309 Boathouse Rd, Unit C
Wilmington, NC 28403

4 PM – 6 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 28, 2020

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 Sponsor the Event?

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 26  —  $35
March 27 & March 28  —  $40

Students  —  $25
Family/Group of 4  —  $100
Family/Group of 5  —  $125
Family/Group of 6  —  $150

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Through February 28  —  $20
March 1 through March 26  —  $25
March 27 & March 28  —  $30


Presenting Sponsor

Packet Pickup Sponsor


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.