Costumes, Candy, & Running!

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When & Where

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Greenfield Lake Park
302 Willard St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(Shelters behind the Skate Park & Tennis Courts)



1 Mile Candy Dash  –  UNTIMED

The 1 Mile Candy Dash will have Trick or Treat stops for children!


Start Times

8:30 AM  –  5K Start

9:00 AM  – 1 Mile Candy Dash 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  if registered, however we ask that athletes walking the 5K  line up at the back of the starting area.

About the Race


Super heroes, princesses, ghost, ghouls, goblins and more will invade Greenfield Lake Park for a FUN family 5k run and Mile walk in support of the County wide third grade initiative Tar Heels Go Walking and historic preservation throughout the Lower Cape Fear Region!

Run the 5k in preparation for Halloween goodies to come or get an early start on those goodies with our 1 Mile Candy Dash that will have trick or treat stops along the way!


About the Cause

Historic Wilmington Foundation is celebrating its 50th year as a leader in historic preservation throughout Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region. It has been directly responsible for saving over 100 buildings such as the de Rosset House (now the City Club), and the Coastline Conference and Events Center building, and its influence has impacted the preservation and restoration of many more. We educate the community on historic preservation and advocate for tools which make preservation possible such as the state tax credits and National Register designations.

In addition to the Foundation, money raised from this event will go to our partnership with New Hanover County Schools: Tar Heels Go Walking. Since 2009, through this walking tour, Tar Heels guides have educated 17,500 children, 1,200 parent volunteers and 300 teachers about historic preservation, Wilmington history, public art, and city development. For many children it is their first look at their home town in a new way.


> Top 3 Overall Male & Female

> Top 3 Finishers in Age Groups Male & Female: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

> Best Costume

> Most Original Costume

> Best Halloween-Themed Costume

> Best Non-Halloween-Themed Costume

> Best Group Costume


Race Swag

Participants who register by Sunday, October 9, 2016 are guaranteed a race shirt. Sizes include Adult Unisex S – XL and Youth S – L, and are made of Cotton/Polyester Blend. Shirts are while supplies last. Be sure to claim your shirt today!

About the Course


Race course is located in Greenfield Lake Park that is located only a few miles from Historic Downtown Wilmington, NC. The park is flat with paths around the lake, offering a beautiful scenic adventure.


Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 27, 2016

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Port City Java
5709 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC

Saturday, October 29, 2016

7:30 AM  – On-site Registration Opens
8:20 AM  –  On-site Registration Closes
8:30 AM  –  5K Race Starts
9:00 AM  –  1 Mile Candy Dash Starts
10:00 AM  –  Awards Start (Time Approximate)


Participants can park at Greenfield Lake Park.


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 requested by participant are as follows (minus credit card processing fee):
More than 60 days from event: Full Refund
Less than 60 days, but more than 30 days from event: 50% Refund
Less than 30 days, but more than two weeks from event: 25% Refund
Less than two weeks from event: No Refund
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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