Flunk Cancer 5K

Wilmington, NC & VIRTUAL RACE
August 29

When & Where

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Wilmington Rotary Garden
1940 Amphitheater Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28401
– or –
Race virtually August 28th – 30th!


1 Mile  –  TIMED or VIRTUAL


Start Times

8:00 AM  –  Sub 20 Minute 5K
8:02 AM  –  20-24 Minute 5K
8:04 AM  –  20-29 Minute 5K
8:06 AM  –  30-34 Minute 5K
8:10 AM  –  35-39 Minute 5K
8:12 AM  –  40+ Minute 5K
8:14 AM  –  Extra Wave for 5K

9:00 AM  –  1 Mile Start


2020 Flunk Cancer 5K Photos

2020 Flunk Cancer 5K Results

The Inaugural Flunk Cancer 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Run will benefit the Flunk Cancer Foundation – a non-profit that supports local teachers and their families with the emotional, physical and psychological effects of cancer. The run is also in memory of Shannon McHone, a teacher whose valiant battle with Glioblastoma ended April 2019. The Flunk Cancer Foundation continues her legacy by benefiting teachers battling this disease.

About the Cause

The Flunk Cancer Foundation was created by the family and friends of Shannon McHone, a 2007 graduate of UNCW. Two years after earning her degree in Elementary Education, she was diagnosed with brain cancer, and after a valiant, nine year battle, she passed away in April 2019. Flunk Cancer’s purpose is to address, educate and provide aid and relief to teachers and school administrators, their families and caregivers suffering from newly diagnosed cancer and/or ongoing treatment.

The Flunk Cancer mission is “Just Living”, which reflects the desire to allow teachers and their families affected by cancer to “Just Live” their lives. This is accomplished by providing assistance and support to teachers with cancer and their families and help guide them through the difficult avenues of cancer diagnosis, treatment and care.

5K Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female
• 1st Overall in Age Groups, Male & Female:
12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

1 Mile Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female

PLEASE NOTE: Awards are for In-Person Race Participants ONLY

Race Swag

Shirts are guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59 PM on Saturday, August 8, 2020. The shirts are available in Youth S-L and Adult Unisex S-XXL cut sizes, and are made of Cotton.

Participating virtually?
Race packets will start being mailed on August 20th.

This will start and finish at the Wilmington Rotary Garden, taking participants through scenic Greenfield Lake Park. This is an all-flat course, mainly on sidewalks and paved roads through the park.

This race course is also stroller, wheelchair and dog friendly!

Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, August 28, 2020

Omega Sports
3501 Oleander Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28403

4 PM – 6 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.

Virtual Participants: Packets will be mailed to you starting on August 22nd.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Wilmington Rotary Garden
1940 Amphitheater Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28401

7:00 AM  –  Packet Pickup Opens *
8:00 AM  –  Sub 20 Minute 5K
8:02 AM  –  20-24 Minute 5K
8:04 AM  –  20-29 Minute 5K
8:06 AM  –  30-34 Minute 5K
8:10 AM  –  35-39 Minute 5K
8:12 AM  –  40+ Minute 5K
8:14 AM  –  Extra Wave for 5K

8:45 AM  –  Packet Pickup Closes
9:00 AM  –  1 Mile Start

* Please Note: There is NO Day of Registration *

Race Day Parking

Parking is available around Greenfield Lake.

Want to Sponsor or Volunteer?

Questions About the Event?


5K Race
Through June 13  —  $25

June 14 through July 18  —  $30
July 19 through August 27  —  $35
August 28 & August 29   —  $40

1 Mile Race
Through August 27  —  $20
August 28 & August 29   —  $25

Virtual Race
5K: Through August 27  —  $35 + Shipping
1 Mile: Through August 27  —  $20 + Shipping

PLEASE NOTE: On-Site Registration 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.


Gold Sponsors


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.