* UPDATE Regarding the Greek Festival 5K Run/Walk *

We regret to inform you that this event has been cancelled for 2020.

We thank you & our sponsors for your continued support & understanding during this time.

Currently registered participants will receive an email with full details.

When & Where

Saturday, October 10, 2020

UNCW (Near Tennis Courts)
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403


5K  –  TIMED
1 Mile  –  UNTIMED

Start Times

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

This year will be the inaugural 5K and 1 Mile at the Wilmington Greek Festival! The festival, put on by St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, is one of the largest culture events in southeast North Carolina and features authentic Greek cuisine, entertainment, art, church tours and much more. The festival welcomes thousands of people to celebrate, and all race participants are invited to enjoy the festival with FREE admission on race day!

About the Cause

The Wilmington Greek Festival, put on by St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, sponsors many different local charities each year. This year’s charities include The Good Shepard House and First Fruits Ministries.

The mission of the Good Shepherd Center is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and foster transition to housing. Established in 1983 as a modest Soup Kitchen, Good Shepherd has grown to become the largest provider of homeless services in the region. 

First Fruit Ministries focuses on supportive housing for women and families and street outreaches including street feeding programs, food pantry service, outreach to home-bound widows, and a day shelter which provides medical care, emergency services, and housing referrals.

5K Awards
• 1st Overall, Male & Female
• Top 3 Overall in Age Groups, Male & Female:
14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Race Swag

Shirts are guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59 PM on Thursday, September 17, 2020. The shirts are available in Youth S-L and Adult Unisex S-XXL cut sizes. Be sure to claim your shirt today by registering!

SWAG BAG: The first 150 participants to pickup their race bib will also receive a Greek Festival drawstring bag!

FESTIVAL ADMISSION: Race participants receive FREE admission to the Greek Festival with their registration. $3 entry for non-race participants.

The race course begins at the Sports Medicine Complex and will take participants through the beautiful UNCW campus across the street from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, home of the Greek Festival. All race participants are invited to enjoy the festivities FREE of charge.

This race course is also stroller friendly!
However, dogs are not allowed on this course (or on the Greek Festival grounds) so please leave them at home or with a non-running spectator.

Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, October 9, 2020

Location TBA

TIMES TBA – 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, October 10, 2020

UNCW (Near Tennis Courts)
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403

8:00 AM  –  Registration Opens
9:00 AM  –  1 Mile Start
9:15 AM  –  Registration Closes
9:30 AM  –  5K Start
10:30 AM  –  Awards
11:00 AM  –  Festival Opens

Race Day Parking

Parking will be available at UNCW next to the Sports Medicine Complex, and at the festival parking lot which is located behind Taco Bell on S. College Rd.

Want to Sponsor or Volunteer?

Questions About the Event?


5K Race
Through August 28  —  $30

August 29 through September 24  —  $35
September 25 through October 8  —  $40
October 8 & October 9  —  $45

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Through September 24  —  $20
September 25 through October 10  —  $25


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.