When & Where

Sunday, March 8, 2020

UNCW (Near McNeill Hall)
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403


5K  –  TIMED
1 Mile  –  TIMED

Start Times

8:30 AM  –  1 Mile Start
9:00 AM  –  5K Start

2020 Willie Stargell 5K Road Race Photos

2020 Willie Stargell 5K Road Race Results

This spring, come run/walk around the beautiful UNCW campus in support of the Willie Stargell Foundation, which supports kidney disease research and helping those fighting the disease. Baseball Hall of Fame Member Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates, passed away in 2001 after a battle with renal failure. This race will not only honor Willie’s life, but also help raise funds in his honor.

Runners also have the opportunity to fundraise towards the cause, and a chance to win a trip to Mexico or an Apple TV if they are one of the top fundraisers!

About the Cause

Willie always helped people in need, and it was his widow, Margaret Weller-Stargell’s hope to continue his legacy by helping others in need. Especially those people living with the disease that claimed his life in 2001.

The Willie Stargell Foundation, based in Wilmington, supports kidney disease research and patient care. By raising funds from generous public and private donations and hosting a yearly celebrity invitational, the Foundation seeks to ease the financial burden of ever-increasing medical costs patients suffering from kidney disease face.

5K Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female

• Top 1 Masters (40+), Male & Female
• Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female:
10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

1 Mile Awards (for Kids)
• Top 3 Overall, Boys & Girls

• Top 3 in Age Groups, Boys & Girls:
6 & Under, 7-9, 10-12

Fundraising Awards
• $500 = Entered in drawing for a trip to Mexico
• $100 = Entered in drawing for an Apple TV


Race Swag

Baseball Hats are guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59 PM on Friday, February 21, 2020. Any extra hats will be available to those who were not guaranteed one on a first come, first serve basis at packet pickup the evening before the race.

Be sure to claim your baseball hat today by registering!

MEDALS: All race participants will receive one at the finish line!

The course is a fast and flat route around the perimeter of UNCW. It passes through both new and historical areas of UNCW, and provides a great opportunity to see how much the university has grown in recent years.

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

Saturday, March 7, 2020

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

10 AM – 12 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.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

UNCW (Near McNeill Hall)
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403

7:30 AM  –  Registration Opens
8:30 AM  –  1 Mile Start
8:45 AM  –  Registration Closes
8:50 AM  –  1 Mile Awards
9:00 AM  –  5K Start
10:00 AM  –  5K Awards

Race Day Parking

Enter UNCW from Randall Dr. entrance off of College Rd. Drive until reaching the dead end at Reynolds Dr. (hairpin right turn onto Reynolds). Parking Deck will be on the left. Enter through the Visitor Entrance and park in any available spot. Race participants to DO NOT need to pay for parking when leaving. Overflow parking is available in lot FF at the corner of Cahill / Walton Drives.

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5K Race
Through January 29  —  $29

January 30 through March 6  —  $34
March 7 & March 8  —  $39

Students  —  $20

1 Mile Race
Through January 29  —  $24

January 30 through March 6  —  $29
March 7 & March 8  —  $34

Students  —  $20


Presenting Sponsor


MVP Sponsor

Single Play Sponsor

Packet Pickup Sponsor

Bib Sponsor

Water Station 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.