When & Where

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Jacksonville Commons
100 Recreation Lane
Jacksonville, NC 28546


5K  –  TIMED
Kids 1 Mile  –  UNTIMED

Start Times

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

2019 Wingman Foundation Photos

2019 Wingman Foundation Results

The inaugural Wingman Foundation Coastal Carolina Memorial 5K & Kids 1 Mile is the first event in the Carolinas hosted by The Wingman Foundation to raise awareness of our mission to support Gold Star Families that have lost loved ones in Navy and Marine Aviation mishaps. This year we will remember SSgt T.J. Dudley who was lost during combat operations in Helmand Province Afghanistan on July 7, 2011. We are honored to have his widow, Mary Dudley, and other family members here to remember TJ and to raise awareness for The Wingman Foundation through this 5K and Kids 1 Mile.

About the Cause

The Wingman Foundation is an all-volunteer, veteran-founded non-profit organization dedicated to providing immediate post-mishap support for the Navy and Marine Corps Aviation community and their families. In addition to providing immediate support, the foundation is also proud to ensure that our nation’s fallen heroes are never forgotten and the loved ones they leave behind are always supported.

The foundation is able to honor our fallen heroes and provide for those they leave behind through your generous donations, volunteering, and business relationships.

5K Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female

Kids 1 Mile Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female (12 & Under)

Award Winners will receive a medal & small basket from Mission BBQ!
Mission BBQ will also open early (10AM) after the race for participants!


Race Swag

 Race Shirts are still available with limited sizing options. The shirts are available in Youth S-M and Adult Unisex XS-XXL cut sizes, and are made of a cotton/polyester blend.

 Be sure to claim your shirt today by registering!

MEDALS: The first 200 registrants will receive a Medal!

This course is a mostly flat, one loop route through the Jacksonville Commons neighborhood. The total elevation change is 45 feet throughout the course and will be mainly on a concrete path with a couple small sections on the road.

This race course is also stroller & wheelchair 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, April 12, 2019

Carolina Ale House
1649 Western Blvd.
Jacksonville, NC 28546

6 PM – 8 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, April 13, 2019

Jacksonville Commons
100 Recreation Lane
Jacksonville, NC 28546

7:30 AM  –  Registration Opens
8:15 AM  –  Registration Closes
8:30 AM  –  5K Start
9:00 AM  –  Kids 1 Mile Start
9:30 AM  –  Awards
10:00 AM  –  After Party at Mission BBQ

Race Day Parking

Parking is available in several parking lots near the Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center. Please park in marked spots only.

Want to Volunteer or Sponsor?

Questions About the Event?


5K Race or Kids 1 Mile Fun Run

Registration for this race is FREE for everyone!

The purpose of this race is to raise awareness, instead of fundraise.

However, you MUST still register to be able to participate in this event.



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.