When & Where

Friday, September 11, 2020

Olsen Park
5510 Olsen Park Lane
Wilmington, NC 28405

Distances

3K  –  Elementary School
3K  –  Middle School
5K  –  High School JV & Varsity

Start Times

Full Schedule is listed at bottom of page.

2020 Beach Blast XC Meet Photos

2020 Beach Blast XC Meet Results

Changes Due to COVID-19
As with many events, due to the pandemic, the Wilmington Beach Blast will look different this year. Our goal is simple, to offer athletes an opportunity to run and compete.To meet this goal, many of the “normal” race logistics will not take place. We need everyone’s help and cooperation in following the NC Governor’s Executive Order and guidelines so we can continue to offer this event. We thank you for your understanding.

START/FINISH LINE
-The start area is located behind the Miracle Field at Olsen Park.
-Masks are required at the Start Line – no exceptions. There will be a location for athletes to discard their mask as the race starts.
-The finish line chute will be closed except to athletes crossing the finish line.

REGISTRATION
-Registration is located at the Miracle Field 3rd Base picnic tables.
-Only coaches are to check in athletes.

TEMPERATURE CHECKS
-The City of Wilmington is requiring temperature checks of all athletes.
-Temperature Check at the Miracle Field 3rd Base Picnic Tables.
-A schedule of temperatures checks times is listed below.

SPECTATORS & PARENTS
-We are sorry, but the City of Wilmington has mandated that spectators are not allowed. Parents must remain at their vehicles.
-Tents and Team Gatherings are not permitted. We ask that you stay near your vehicle or bus except during warm up and competition.

ATHLETES & COACHES
-The plan is to arrive, get your temperature checked, warm up, run, then leave.
-Athletes may arrive no earlier than 45 minutes prior to their event start time.
-Coaches only are to check in athletes.
-Masks are required except while competing. Masks are required at the start line, no exceptions.
-Athletes are to leave the park, or return to their vehicle/bus, immediately following their race.

OTHER INFORMATION
-Hand sanitizer will be available at Registration.
-Public park restrooms will be open.
-No food or concessions will be available.
-Water will not be available. Athletes need to bring their own water bottles.
-Wilmington Beach Blast XC shirts will be for sale.  Athletes may purchase during their temperature check.

About the Area

From Wilmington’s vibrant riverfront and scenic Riverwalk, to three colorful island beaches (Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach & Kure Beach), there’s something about the water here that excites and fascinates visitors. One destination with four unique settings creates a unique visitor experience. Come explore North Carolina’s most accessible coastal destination!

Elementary & Middle School 3K
• 1st Place Boys Team (Plaque)

• 1st Place Girls Team (Plaque)

High School Championship 5K
• 1st Place Boys Team (Plaque & Medals)
• 1st Place Girls Team (Plaque & Medals)

Race Swag

 Race Shirts will be sold at the meet starting at 4 PM  at Registration/Temperature Checks.  If athletes would like to purchase a shirt, they must do so during their temperature check.

Olsen Park, Home to the Mideastern Conference Championships and New Hanover County Championships, is Wilmington’s newest racing venue. With zero elevation change the course is fast, however rain can make some sections wet, and fun!

Entrance to the park is off of Corporate Drive.
There is NO entry to the park from Murrayville Road.

Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, September 11, 2020

Olsen Park
5510 Olsen Park Lane
Wilmington, NC 28405

— UPDATED SEPTEMBER 10th at 11 AM —

4:30 PM – Registration Opens. 1 Coach Per Team to Registration Please.

ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
4:35 PM – 5:00 PM – Temperature Check at the Miracle Field 3rd Base picnic tables
5:20 PM – Elementary & Middle School Girls 3K

ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS
5:15 PM – 5:30 PM – Temperature Check at the Miracle Field 3rd Base picnic tables
5:50 PM – Elementary & Middle School Boys 3K

HIGH SCHOOL JV GIRLS
5:35 PM – 6:00 PM – Temperature Check at the Miracle Field 3rd Base picnic tables
6:20 PM – High School Girls JV 5K

HIGH SCHOOL JV BOYS WAVE 1
SCHOOLS IN WAVE 1: Arendell Parrott Academy, Fayetteville Academy, Gaston Christian School, Metrolina Christian Academy, Southeastern Homeschool, Stonebridge, Wilson
6:15 PM – 6:40 PM – Temperature Check at the Miracle Field 3rd Base picnic tables

7:00 PM – High School JV Boys 5K Wave 1

HIGH SCHOOL JV BOYS WAVE 2
SCHOOLS IN WAVE 2: Cape Fear Academy, Cary Christian School,  Coastal Christian HS, Fayetteville Christian School
6:55 PM – 7:20 PM – Temperature Check at the Miracle Field 3rd Base picnic tables

7:40 PM – High School JV Boys Wave 2

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY & OPEN GIRLS 5K
7:35 PM – 8:00 PM – Temperature Check at the Miracle Field 3rd Base picnic tables
8:20 PM – High School Varsity Girls & Open 5K 

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY & OPEN BOYS 5K
8:15 PM – 8:40 PM – Temperature Check at the Miracle Field 3rd Base picnic tables
9:00 PM – High School Varsity Boys 5K 

9:30 PM – Close of Meet

Race Day Parking

Parking is available throughout Olsen Park in designated parking spots. Overflow parking will also be available in grass lots.

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Questions About the Meet?

REGISTRATION & PRICING

Boys & Girls Team*  —  $150
Single Gender Team*  —  $75

Individual Entry  —  $20

* Price includes unlimited meet entries.
All events are unlimited entries, except for Championship races (7 entries max).

Payment Methods:
1) Pay at the meet at check-in
2) Mail a check payable to:
It’s Go Time
463 Vallie Lane
Wilmington, NC 28412

FAQ & GUIDELINES

Waiver: The Registration Agreement & Liability Waiver is linked to the Online Registration. This must be selected and approved during registration.

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.