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Wilmington Race Information

Wilmington Race for the Cure | March 1, 2014

The Race for the Cure is our major fundraising event of the year that celebrates survivorship; honors those who have lost their battle, and most importantly, raise funds and awareness for the fight against this life threatening disease.

NOTE: Online Registration has closed
You can register onsite: Race City (Downtown Wilmington - 15 S. Second Street) on Friday, February 28th from 12-4 pm or Saturday, March 1st from 7-8 am. If you have problems registering, please email us at or call 1-877-506-7501.

Race Basics
The 2nd Annual Wilmington Race for the Cure® will be held Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Downtown Wilmington North Carolina. Race City is in a parking lot on the corner of 2nd and Market Streets.

All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, even in the event of inclement weather. The Race is a 5K (3.1 miles). 90% of our registrants choose to walk rather than run the 5K. We also offer a one mile walk.

Race Results
Race results can be found on the Go Time site.

Important Deadlines

  • January 13th (11:59 p.m.) – Early Bird registration ends
  • Mid-January – Volunteer registration opens
  • February 17th (11:59 p.m.)  – Team registration closes to be included in the team box
  • February 27th (11:59 p.m.)  – Online Race registration closes
  • March 1st –  Race Day
  • March 31st – Fundraising ends

Team Box Pickup 

  • February 24th – 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Independence Mall – Belk wing

T-Shirt Pick-up / Individual Packet Pickup

  • February 24th – 4-8:00  p.m. – Independence Mall – Belk Wing
  • February 27th – 4-8:00  p.m. – Mayfaire – Inside Belk Store
  • February 28th – 12 noon – 4 p.m. – Race site Downtown Wilmington (15 S. Second Street)
  • March 1st – 7 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Race site Downtown Wilmington (15 S. Second Street)

Fundraising Drop-off
Cash, checks (made payable to Wilmington Race for the Cure), Visa and MasterCard accepted. Donations can also be made online, mailed to 133 Fayetteville St., Suite 300 Raleigh, NC 27601 (please include a Fundraising Form), or dropped off at team box pickup, individual packet pickup, or on Race day at the pledges tent.

Preliminary Race Day Schedule (subject to changes, please check for updates)

7:00 a.m. – Registration/Packet Pickup Opens

7:45 a.m. – Survivor Breakfast Begins

8:00 a.m. – Zumba Warm-up

8:15 a.m. – Survivor Photo

8:30 a.m. – Competitive Open 5K (co-ed), Recreational Open 5K and One Mile

9:30 a.m. – Kids Dash (ages 3-5)

10:00 a.m. – Survivor Tribute

Make it a Family Day Out!

  • The Race is a great place for families. We have a great KidZone this year with crafts, Kids Dash, bounce houses from the Carolina Hurricanes, and more!

Crystal Springs Water Refilling Stations
Our water sponsor, Crystal Springs, will be providing water refilling stations instead of individual bottles of water. Please bring your own refillable bottle. There will be plenty of refilling stations and cups available.

Shop Komen on Race Day!

  • Bring cash, check or credit cards to buy your Komen gear.

Route Safety

  • Rain or shine - please dress accordingly.
  • Due to insurance restrictions pets, bicycles, skates, skateboards and scooters are not allowed on the Race course.
  • We encourage participants with strollers or joggers to line up at the back of the crowd of people.