Wrightsville Beach Valentine Run

Wrightsville Beach, NC
February 9

When & Where

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Wrightsville Beach Park
321 Causeway Drive
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480


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

Start Times

8:00 AM  –  5K Start
9:00 AM  –  10K Start

2019 Valentine Run Photos

2019 Valentine Run Results

What better way to start off your Valentine’s Day celebration than with a heart themed race, that provides distances not often offered in the area, as well as spectacular views! The 5K race utilizes the 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, meandering through business and residential areas to Causeway Dr, and then east onto Waynick Blvd. Runners will then travel south on Waynick Blvd. until they reach the halfway turn around, and reverse the route back to the park while enjoying the beautiful waterway views along the way. The Double Trouble event runs BOTH races! Wear your red, white, and pink and bring your Valentine to Wrightsville Beach!

About the Cause

Proceeds from the Valentine Run will benefit the Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation Department, which supports the various programs, activities, and events offered to the community throughout the year! Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation is continually seeking opportunities to enhance the park settings and to maximize recreational opportunities. They strive to provide services and leisure opportunities that will contribute significantly toward the physical, social and emotional well being of the community.

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 both the 5K & 10K)
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female

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

Race Swag

Beanies Hats will be guaranteed to race participants who register by 11:59 PM on Monday, January 14th, 2019.
Perfect to wear during the race!

 Be sure to claim your Beanie today by registering!

5K Race: Takes runners on a clockwise route around the Wrightsville Beach Loop. A water station is located at approximately the 2 mile mark.

10K Race: Takes runners on an out and back route that begins inside Wrightsville Beach Park exiting east onto Salisbury St, west on Pelican, under the boat ramp to Marina, Short, Keel, Seacrest, Causeway, and then Waynick where you will find the halfway turn around at the Blockade Runner. Water Stations are located at these approximate mile marks: 1, 2.5, 3.7, & 4.7.

Double Trouble: Run BOTH the 5K & 10K races!

These courses are also stroller & wheelchair friendly, but we ask that you please leave your furry friends at home or with someone not running.

Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, February 8, 2019

Fleet Feet
1125 Military Cutoff Rd. D
Wilmington, NC 28405

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, February 9, 2019

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

7:00 AM  –  Registration Opens
7:45 AM  –  Registration Closes
8:00 AM  –  5K Start
9:00 AM  –  10K Start
10:15 AM  –  Awards

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 Volunteer or Sponsor?

Questions About the Event?


5K Race
Through January 11 — $30

January 12 through Race Day  — $35

10K Race
Through January 11  — $40
January 12 through Race Day  — $45

Double Trouble (5K & 10K)
Through January 11  — $55
January 12 through Race Day  — $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.