The Big Run

Wilmington, NC
June 5

When & Where

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Hugh MacRae Park – Shelter #6
314 Pine Grove Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28409


5K  –  TIMED
1 Mile  –  TIMED

Start Times

6:30 PM  –  5K Start
6:35 PM  –  1 Mile Start

2018 The Big Run Photos

2019 The Big Run Results

Be a part of something Big. For the third year, Fleet Feet and Brooks will come together on June 5 to host The Big Run. The annual nationwide 5K brings thousands of runners together on Global Running Day to do what we love most—run.

Last year, 16,000 runners logged 25,000 miles at more than 100 events in more than 20 states. Help top that number this year. Why? Because we want to bring running to our community; we want more people to set goals and meet them; we want more people to experience that feeling of accomplishment as they cross the finish line. Because running changes everything.

There will be post-race beer, water, popsicle, and food along with cold towels to cool you down!

About the Cause

The Big Run here in Wilmington, NC will benefit the Without Limits Youth Cross Country Camp scholarship fund to send kids to camp. The camp is based out of Banner Elk, NC and is a week full of adventure, friendship, and running for youth entering 5th through 12th grade.

Click Here to find out more about the WOL Youth Cross Country Camp.

5K Awards (Wilmington)
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female

• Top 3 Overall Masters (40+), Male & Female
• Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female:
9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, & 60+
• Biggest Team = $200 Gift Card to Watermans

5K Awards (National)
All results from certified, timed 5K races will funnel into a national leaderboard to determine the overall male and female winners

as well as the fastest runners in each age group. Those winners
will receive cash prizes. But it’s not just about winning—we
will also recognize other runners with unique awards, including:
Common Ground: Finish with the most common finish time for
The Big Run, and be entered into a drawing for something BIG!

Middle of the Pack: The male and female who finish in the exact
middle of all The Big Run results will be recognized.

Social Butterflies: The two people with the most-engaged social
media posts from The Big Run with receive some pretty sweet
prizes. Include #thebigrun, @brooksrunning and @fleetfeetsports
in the post to be eligible!


Race Swag

 Race Shirts will be guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59 PM on Friday, May 17th, 2019. The shirts are available in Youth S-L and Adult Unisex XS-XXL cut sizes, and are made of a Cotton/Polyester blend.

 Be sure to claim your shirt today by registering!

MEDALS: All finishers will receive a Medal!

This race starts and ends at Shelter #6 in Hugh MacRae Park. The Big Run will be a marked, open, mostly flat course, with volunteer crossing guards placed at select intersections. The course follows the walking path through Hugh MacRae Park, and will give beautiful sighting of the spring flowers in bloom and the park’s ponds.

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

Schedule & Parking Info

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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

4 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.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Hugh MacRae Park – Shelter #6
314 Pine Grove Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28409

5:30 PM  –  Registration Opens
6:15 PM  –  Registration Closes
6:30 PM  –  5K Starts
6:35 PM  –  1 Mile Starts
7:30 PM  –  Awards

Race Day Parking

Parking will be available around Hugh MacRae Park in designated lots, as well as overflow grass parking.

Want to Volunteer or Sponor?

Questions About the Event?


5K Race
Ages 19 & Up  —  $25

Ages 18 & Under  —  $15

1 Mile Race
Any Age (WITH Shirt)  —  $20

Any Age (NO Shirt)  —  $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.