Wilmington, NC & VIRTUAL RACE
September 2

When & Where

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Pier 33
10 Harnett St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
– or –
Race virtually September 2nd – 9th



Start Times

6:30 PM – 5K Start (First Wave)

Participants will begin in Waves.
Wave Start Times will be posted by August 26th.

See suggested Course Maps below.

2019 WILMA Dash Photos

2019 WILMA Dash Results

Like most things this year, we’ve made some adjustments to the annual WILMA Dash.

The WILMA Dash will offer runners and walkers several safe, socially distant options, including a September 2 course downtown with traditional timing, as well as other courses around our region that can be completed individually or in small groups anytime during a one-week period in early September. All participants will receive a tank top, finisher medal, and race bib.

WILMA Dash’s sponsors are making prizes available to the entire community. Click HERE to enter!
(You don’t need to enter the Dash to win!)


While we are excited to celebrate the annual WILMA Dash, we want to be sure we’re celebrating safely.

For participants running the race in person, here is our social distancing and sanitization plan approved by the City of Wilmington.


  • Start Line
    1. There will be 2 start lines and 1 finish line.
    2. Ground markings will be at the start line for participants to start 6 feet apart.
    3. Groups will start in staggered waves. Number of participants per wave will be determined on gathering numbers.
    4. Waves times will be listed near the top and bottom of this page in the schedule sections by August 26th.
    5. Participants are asked to not come to the Start Line until 5 minutes before their Wave Start Time.
    6. Single use face masks will be available at the start line. Per the NC Governor’s Executive Order: Participants are to wear a mask, including at the Start Line, when social distancing is not possible.  Masks can be removed once the race starts. Do not wear while running.
  • Finish Line
    1. Participants will be asked to exit the finish line area immediately following their race.
    2. Single use face masks will be available at the finish line.
    3. Family, friends, and participants watching the race are not permitted at the Start and Finish Lines to stay within the mass gathering number.  To watch runners, please find a spot anywhere along the course.
    4. Water bottles will be available at the finish line for runners to grab on their own.
    5. No medals or awards will be given at the finish line.
  • Water Stop
    1. Small water bottles will be available at the water stop for runners to grab on their own.
  • Face Coverings
    1. It’s Go Time staff and volunteers are required to wear face coverings. 
    2. Single use face masks will be available at the start line. Per the NC Governor’s Executive Order: Participants are to wear a mask, including at the Start Line, when social distancing is not possible.  Masks can be removed once the race starts. Do not wear while running.
    3. Single use face coverings will be available at the finish line.
  • Cleaning & Hygiene 
    1. Staff will perform routine cleaning of any frequently touched areas.
    2. Hand sanitizer will be readily available at the Finish Line.
  • Monitoring for Symptoms
    1. Participants are being reminded if they display any of the COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, to remain home.
  • Protecting the Vulnerable Populations
    1. We are asking all participants who fall into the vulnerable population class to stay home and run the event virtually.
  • Registration / Packet Pickup / Awards
    1. Onsite Registration: NO day of registration will be available at the race. 
    2. Packet Pickup:  Tue. August 1 from 4pm – 7pm at Fleet Feet Wilmington (for In-Person AND Virtual participants)
    3. Awards:  Overall and Age Group awards will be available for pick up at Fleet Feet Wilmington.



– Download the App called “IYR VIRTUAL” on your phone.  IYR has several apps, so be sure to download the one called IYR VIRTUAL. The App is not required, but makes uploading your results automatic.

– Once you open the App, you will be asked for your name and email address to find your registration record.  You will need to use the email address associated with your registration profile. If someone else’s email address was used for your registration profile, you will need to use that email.


– Run or walk the distance you registered for at any time and anywhere between September 2 and September 9.

3. SUBMIT YOUR TIME (read before you run)

Option 1: Run with the IYR Virtual App, and let it record your finish time. The App will track your run, tell you when you finish the race, and automatically upload your finish time to the race results.

1) When you’re ready to run, open the IYR Virtual App using the email address associated with your registration record.

2) Search for the name of the race.

3) Click on “Tracker” and then on “Ready for My Race”

4) You will be prompted to enable Background Location in your Settings.  Make sure this background setting is set to ALWAYS, and NOT Only When Using.  The ALWAYS setting ensures that if the phone goes to sleep, or you play music, the App will still track your run.  Following your race, simply go to Settings, find IYR Virtual, and turn off Background Location.

Option 2: Use the IYR  Virtual App to Manually Upload your results from your Garmin, GPS, or Strava to the IYR Virtual App after your race.  After your race, open the App, find the race, click on Tracker, then Upload Results.

Option 3: Upload a picture of your results through a Google From. Use the following link to send us a picture of your results.  Your results will not post automatically online like those using the IYR Virtual App, as we have to upload these results manually. SUBMIT RESULTS HERE


– Be sure to take pictures of your run/walk and share them with us.  We will be creating a Facebook album.  SUMBIT PICTURES HERE

The WILMA Dash is Wilmington, North Carolina’s ONLY All-Female 5K! The race is presented by WILMA Magazine. It is a great event for first-time runners, walkers, and for seasoned runners looking for a personal best. This year, participants can come run in-person in downtown Wilmington, OR run virtually in the comfort of their own neighborhood or favorite trail!

Race Swag

Tank Tops are guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59 PM on Sunday, August 16, 2020Participants who register after this date can choose from any remaining sizes. The tank tops are available in Youth M and Women’s S-XXL cut sizes.

Limited quantities of Socks & Visors are also still available for purchase with your registration!

5K Awards
• Top 3 Overall Females
• Top 3 Overall Female Masters (40+)
• Top 3 Females in Age Groups:
16 & Under, 17-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,
40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

Awards will be available for pickup Fleet Feet Wilmington.


About the Cause

Going Beyond the Pink is a breast health and education initiative dedicated to offering educational programs and resources before, during, and after a breast cancer diagnosis. Their educational and wellness programs are built around the needs of the breast cancer community, but open to everyone seeking to improve their wellness and become their own best health advocate. In addition to educational programs, they offer post-diagnosis support resources like wigs, bras, breast prostheses, hats, scarves, and care bags.

Going Beyond the Pink is a non-profit organization, operating for educational and charitable purposes under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The race course is through historic downtown Wilmington, giving you the views of the Downtown area which includes the Battleship, Bridge, and the award winning Riverfront. It is also a very flat and fast course – perfect for any level of runner!

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.

Long Leaf Park – Wilmington, NC
The Loop – Wrightsville Beach, NC
Brunswick Forest – Leland, NC

Surf City Bridge – Surf City, NC
Or just run in your neighborhood or favorite trail!

Schedule & Parking Info

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Fleet Feet Sports
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. Please allow enough extra time before the race starts to pickup your packet. There will be NO Sign Ups at Packet Pickup. You can still register online using your own device.

Teams: ONE person can pick up for a team.
Please e-mail michelle@its-go-time.com in advance.

Virtual Participants: Packets will NOT be mailed and must be picked up at packet pickup.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Pier 33
10 Harnett St.
Wilmington, NC 28401

3:30 PM
 –  Packet Pickup Opens *
6:15 PM  –  Packet Pickup Closes
6:30 PM  –  First 5K Wave Start
(Wave Start Times will be posted by August 26th)

* Please Note: There is NO Day of Sign Ups *

Race Day Parking

Parking is available at the Wilmington Convention Center Garage. The rate is $3 for first hour, then $2 for each additional hour (max of $13). An attendant will be on site. Parking is also available at any open parking lot or open street parking spot.

Want to Sponsor the Event?

Want to be a Volunteer?


5K Race
Ages 16 & Over  —  $45
Ages 15 & Under  —  $35

Virtual Race
Through September 1  —  $45

Teams of 10 or More: Please email thomas@its-go-time.com for a discount code

Whether you are participating in this year’s WILMA Dash or not, you’ll be able to benefit from sponsors’ special offers and prizes. Click HERE to view the offers/prizes and enter to win!

PLEASE NOTE: Day of Sign Up will NOT be available at packet pickup or on race day.
You can still register the day of the race online on your own personal device.


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.