* UPDATE Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Kiwanis 5K & 1 Miler *

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, April 11, 2020

Waterfront Park
101 West Bay
Southport, NC 28461


5K  –  TIMED
1 Mile  –  UNTIMED

Start Times

8:00 AM  –  5K Start
8:10 AM  –  1 Mile Start

Kick-off the Southport Spring Festival at the Kiwanis 5K & 1 Miler Fun Run/Walk. This event is a fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Southport-Oak Island and is held as part of the Southport Spring Festival. The Spring Festival is held annually in Franklin Square Park and features over 150 craft vendors, live entertainment, a variety of foods, and children’s activities.

Come to the Race, then stay and enjoy the Festival!

About the Cause

The Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club is a volunteer service organization that embraces the defining statement of “changing the world one child and one community at a time”.

Funds raised by the race go directly to the children of Brunswick County in support of over 30 programs including assistance to the schools and many youth based organizations. Kiwanis members volunteer over 14,000 hours each year in support of the children in these programs.

5K Awards
• 1st Overall, Male & Female
• Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female:
13 & Under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, & 70+

1 Mile Awards
• All finishers will receive a special medal!

Race Swag

Shirts will be guaranteed to 5K participants who register by 11:59 PM on TBD DATE. The shirts are available in Youth S-L & Adult S-XXL sizes, and are made of a Dri Fit/Sport Tek material.

Be sure to claim your shirt today by registering for the 5K!

PLEASE NOTE: 1 Mile participants do not receive a race shirt, but will receive a special medal at the finish line!

The 5K race starts and ends near Waterfront Park. It follows a clock-wise course through Historic Southport and along the waterfront of the Cape Fear river. The course is paved asphalt, and is mostly flat with a couple mild uphill sections. The 1 Miler Fun Run/Walk also starts and ends at the same point as the 5K. The last half mile is along the waterfront of the Cape Fear river.

This race course is also stroller and 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 10, 2020

Location TBA

3 PM – 6 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 11, 2020

Waterfront Park
101 West Bay
Southport, NC 28461

7:00 AM  –  Registration Opens
7:45 AM  –  Registration Closes
8:00 AM  –  5K Start
8:10 AM  –  1 Mile Start
9:00 AM  –  Awards
10:00 AM  –  Spring Festival Starts

Race Day Parking

Parking will be available on the streets of Southport near the race start line. Near by restaurants will also be allowing parking in their lots from 7AM – 10 AM (a list of those restaurants will be posted soon). Fixed bathroom facilities will be available near the vicinity of start line.

Want to Sponsor or Volunteer?

Questions About the Event?


5K Race
Through April 7  —  $25

April 8 through April 11  —  $30

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Ages 5 & Under  —  FREE
Ages 6 to 13  —  $10
Ages 14 & Up  —  $15



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.