Liam Strong Charity Beach Run

Wrightsville Beach, NC
March 18

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When & Where

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Surf Club
1 Mallard Street
Wrightsville Beach, NC  28480

Start Times

2:00 PM  –  5K Start

2:10 PM  –  1 Mile Fun Run Start



1 Mile Fun Run  –  UNTIMED

2017 Liam Strong Charity Beach Run Results

2017 Liam Strong Charity Beach Run Photos

About the Race

The Liam Strong Charity Beach Run was created to honor our son, Liam Fredric Batten, who we lost at 6 months to childhood cancer. In the short time he was here, Liam inspired every person he touched in more ways than we we can put into words. We want to honor Liam and give back to the all of the doctors and nurses at N.C. Children’s Hospital that are so special to our family.

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About the Cause

This 5K run is to benefit the pediatric ICU and childhood cancer sections of the N.C. Children’s Hospital.

Watch WECT’s news story on Liam and how his family is continuing to help others in the community below!


5K Awards
•Top 3 Overall Finishers

1 Mile Family Fun Run Awards
•Top 3 Overall Finishers

Race Swag

Participants who register by Monday, February 27, 2017 are guaranteed a race shirt. Sizes include youth S – L and adult unisex S-XXL, and are cotton. Be sure to claim your shirt today!

About the Course

The course starts at The Surf Club then heads toward Shell Island Resort and returns back to the finish line. Both the 5K and the 1 Mile Fun Run are going to take place on the beach itself. Semi-stroller friendly, most likely not wheelchair friendly.

Start and Finish Line Map

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 17, 2017

4:30 – 6:30 PM  –  Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration

Fleet Feet Sports Wilmington
1125 Military Cutoff Rd D
Wilmington, NC 28405

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Surf Club
1 Mallard Street
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

1:00 PM  – On-site Registration Opens
1:45 PM  –  On-site Registration Closes
2:00 PM  –  5K Race Starts
2:05 PM – 1 Mile Fun Run Starts
3:00 PM  –  Awards Start (Time Approximate)


Race will take place on the beach but parking will be at The Surf Club.

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Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2017

Event Pricing

Through January 15 – $30
January 16 – Day of Race – $35

1 Mile Family Fun Run
Through Day of Race – $15
*includes race t-shirt*

Presenting Sponsor

Contributing Sponsors


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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.