When & Where

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Shelter #5 at Hugh MacRae Park
314 Pine Grove Drive
Wilmington, NC 28409

Start Times

10:30 AM  –  1 Mile Kids Run Starts

11:00 AM  –  5K Run Start

Please plan to be at the starting line 10 minutes prior to the start of the race wearing your race number on the front of your shirt. You may walk in all races if registered, however we ask that athletes walking in these races line up at the back of the starting area.


1 Mile Kids Fun Run  – TIMED
5K  –  TIMED

2017 Black Man Running Results

About the Race


Black Man Running is a 5K (3.1mile) run and walk helping to build a culture of health and racial justice in Wilmington. It will be held March 11th. There will be a series of events leading up to the start of the 5K, including a 1-mile kids fun run and a New-Orleans-style justice parade. BMR is inclusive and open to people of all backgrounds.

The BMR event takes place at Hugh MacRae Park from 10am-2:30pm. Start time for the 5K is 10:30am. To learn more visit www.freemovementproject.org.

About the Cause

Free Movement is building a culture of health and racial justice in Wilmington. Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting art projects about racial justice.




5K Awards

•Largest & Fastest Team (average time of fastest 4 per team)
•Top Finisher in Age Groups Male & Female: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-74, 75+


Race Swag

Participants who register by Saturday, February 18, 2017 are guaranteed a race shirt. Sizes include Youth XS-L and Adult Unisex  XS – XXL.

Be sure to claim your custom race swag today!

About the Course

Starting at Shelter #5 in Hugh MacRae Park, the BMR 5K will be a marked, open, mostly flat course, with volunteer crossings guards placed at select intersections. There should be ample free parking.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Shelter #5 at Hugh MacRae Park
314 Pine Grove Drive
Wilmington, NC 28409

9:00 AM  – On-site Registration Opens
10:15 AM  –  On-site Registration Closes
10:30 AM  –  1 Mile Kids Fun Run Start
11:00 AM  –  5K Run Starts
12:00 PM  –  Awards Start (Time Approximate)


Parking will be inside Hugh MacRae Park and there will be plenty of spaces. Parking is also free throughout the park.

Parade & After Party Schedule

In addition to the 5k run you can join the Free Movement justice parade as we march from Hugh MacRae Park in a procession that will include musicians, puppets, and drummers—and kick off the BMR 5K. Following the run, stick around as dozens of local poets, singers, and artists perform on our community stage. We’ll also have several food trucks and community groups present.

8:00 AM –  Parade participants gather
9:00 AM –  Parade starts
10:30 AM –  Kids fun run starts
11:00 AM –  Black Man Running 5K
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM –  Community stage, food trucks, music, and schmoozing

Get Constant Updates About the Event


Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 8, 2017

Use codes VETERAN or STUDENT to receive $5 off  *Verification at Packet Pickup*

Event Pricing

Early Bird Through February 18 – $20
February 19 – Day of Race – $25

5K Team Rate
Early Bird Through February 18 – $12
February 19 – Day of Race – $15

1 Mile Kids Fun Run
Through March 5 – $5
*Must register to get a t-shirt*

Veteran and Students
5K – $15
*With code & showing valid I.D. at Packet Pickup*


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.