Merry Go Run 5k & 1mile

Sat September 19, 2020 Leland, NC US 28451 Directions

Merry Go Run 5k

$35 8:30AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after July 24, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Merry Go Run 1 mile

$20 8:35AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration ends September 19, 2020 at 8:05am EDT

Merry Go Run Virtual Option

$20 Registration ends September 19, 2020 at 8:30am EDT

Gather your family and friends for this unique 5k 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- 1 Mile Run/Walk starts 
  • 9:30 am- Awards/Recognition



Race Awards

5k 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+

1 Mile Awards:  

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

Team Awards:

  • Largest Team
  • Fastest Team 


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.


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


Race Contact Info

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