Merry Go Run 4 mile, 2 mile & 1 mile

Sat September 19, 2020 Leland, NC 28451 US Directions

Merry Go Run 4 miler

8:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

Merry Go Run 2 Mile

8:35AM EDT - 11:00PM EDT

Merry Go Run 1 mile

8:40AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
COVID19 - Merry Go Run

We have decided that it would be best to go ahead and cancel the 2020 Merry Go Run. We are disappointed that we will not be able to raise funds for The Carousel Center, but feel this is the right thing to do.  We hope that Covid19 will soon be a thing of the past and we look forward to hosting the event in 2021.

Thank you for your understanding.

Here Are Your Options:

100% of any funds kept will go to The Carousel Center

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.


Gather your family and friends for this unique 4, 2, or 1 mile race option experience in the scenic Brunswick Forest Community.  Race proceeds benefit The Carousel Center, a local non-profit helping sexually & physically abused children in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and surrounding counties.  Stay for the post run family friendly activities and vendor booths.   

Brunswick Forest Community- Blue Wave Dentistry
1300 S. Dickinson Drive
Leland, NC US 28451
About the Cause

The Carousel Center is a non-profit organization located in Wilmington, NC with a second location in Brunswick County that helps child victims of domestic and sexual abuse throughout Southeastern North Carolina. They provide medical exams, child-friendly forensic interviews as well as therapy. The mission of the Carousel Center is two-fold: To meet the physical, emotional and psychological needs of children who have suffered physical or sexual abuse and to improve the community through child abuse education and prevention.


  • 7:15 am - Onsite registration/Packet Pick Up Opens 
  • 8:00 am - On-site Registration Closes
  • 8:15 am Packet Pick Up Closes 
  • 8:30 am - 5k Race starts 
  • 8:35 am - 2 Mile Run starts
  • 8:40 am - 1 Mile Run/Walk starts 
  • 9:30 am- Awards/Recognition



2020 Race T-Shirt

Finisher Medals

Every finisher will receive one of these unique medals

Race Awards

4 Mile Awards:

  • Overall Top 3 Males & Top 3 Females 
  • Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female:  18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

2 Mile Awards

  • Top 3 Males and Top 3 Females

1 Mile Awards:  

  • Overall Top 3 Males & Top 3 Females (kids only 12 & under) 

Team Awards:

  • Largest Team
  • Fastest Team 



If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please use our contact form to share your interest.

Diamond: $1,000 includes company announced at event, logo on shirt & website, race day event table display (4 FREE registrations)

Gold: $750 includes company announced at event, logo on shirt & website and race day event table display (3 FREE registrations)

Silver: $550 includes company announced at event, logo on shirt & website (2 FREE registrations)

Bronze: $350 includes company announced at event and company name on shirt (1 Free registration)

Other Opportunities to show your support:   Host a water stop, donate race snacks and/or drinks, volunteer or make a donation of any amount 


Event put on by Port City Design Group

Parking Instructions

Park in any of the areas designated for parking on the map. If you want a parking spot near the start line, plan to arrive early. Otherwise you may have to park near Lowes Foods or Port City Java and walk to the start line at BlueWave Dentristy. Please give yourself enough time.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Race Participant Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.

Did you participate in the race?

Would you recommend this race to a friend?

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy. If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.