Wrightsville Beach Valentine Run

Wrightsville Beach, NC
February 13, 2021

When & Where

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Wrightsville Beach Park
321 Causeway Drive
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480


5K  –  TIMED
10K  –  TIMED
15K (Both Races)  –  TIMED

Start Times

8:00 AM  –  5K Wave 1
9:15 AM  –  10K Wave 1

2020 Valentine Run Results

You are going to be in LOVE with this race!

Treat yourself this Valentine’s season to a heart-themed race with spectacular views of Wrightsville Beach. Distances include a 5K or 10K, or make your heart beat a little faster and run both the 5K AND 10K in the Double Trouble event. This is a great race for beginners with a flat and fast course. The Double Trouble event is the perfect race for people training for a full or half marathon.

Get into the spirit by wearing your red, white, and pink and bring your Valentine to Wrightsville Beach!

About the Cause

Proceeds from the Valentine Run benefit the Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation Department, which supports various programs, activities, and events offered to the community throughout the year! 

5K & 10K Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female
• Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female:
15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, & 70+

Double Trouble Awards (Run the 5K & 10K)
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female

Valentine’s Themed Costume Awards
• Best Couple
• Best Female
• Best Male

Due to COVID guidelines, we will not be holding an Awards Ceremony for 2021.  Awards pickup location will be announced soon.

Race Swag

Beanies will be guaranteed to race participants who register by 11:59 PM on Friday, January 8, 2021. Perfect to wear during the race! Any extra beanies will be available to those who were not guaranteed one on a first come, first serve basis at the conclusion of the race.
Be sure to claim your Beanie today by registering!

At packet pickup, each participant also gets to choose a bib that best displays their relationship status. Are you single?  Then let everyone know you’re AVAILABLE with a bright green bib proudly pinned to your back. Already in a relationship? You’ll select the red UNAVAILABLE bib. Not really certain where things stand? Then the blue bib is for you – IT’S COMPLICATED!

The 5K race utilizes the popular Wrightsville Beach Loop, N Channel & Coral Drive. The 10K heads east on Salisbury St. to the most eastern Pelican Dr. cross-over, where athletes run west on Pelican Dr toward the drawbridge. The 10K route then continues underneath the drawbridge, east on Old Causeway Drive to Causeway Drive and then to Waynick Blvd. Runners will then travel south on Waynick Blvd. until they reach the halfway turn around at Taylor Street just south of the Blockade Runner Resort, and reverse the route back to the park while enjoying the beautiful waterway views along the way.

This race course is also stroller 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, February 12, 2021


Location TBA

4 PM – 6 PM

If you cannot make it, packets can also be picked up 15 minutes before you wave start time.

Saturday, February 13, 2021


Wrightsville Beach Park
321 Causeway Dr.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

8:00 AM  –  5K Wave 1
9:15 AM  –  10K Wave 1

This event will use wave start times.
Wave times TBA.

Race Day Parking

Participants may park in Wrightsville Beach Park and on the municipal grounds as well as designated parking spaces along Old Causeway Drive.

Want to Sponsor or Volunteer?

Questions About the Event?


5K Race
Through January 14  —  $30

January 15 through February 13  —  $35

10K Race
Through January 14  —  $40
January 15 through February 13  —  $45

Double Trouble (5K & 10K)
Through January 14  —  $55
January 15 through February 13  —  $60



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.