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Sat September 14, 2019 Wilmington, NC 28401 US Directions


A Race to Remember 5K

9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT


1941 Amphitheatre Dr
Wilmington, NC US 28401


Online registration is now closed. You can still sign up today at Outdoor Equipped in downtown Wilmington from 4:00 - 6:30 pm. You can also sign up tomorrow at the race from 7:30 - 8:45 am.

The inaugural Race to Remember 5K starts and finishes inside the iconic Greenfield Lake amphitheater and the course travels the picturesque lakeside paved trail. Awards ceremony and party on the amphitheater stage includes prize drawings, sponsor exhibits and merchandise for sale, adult beverages available, concession stand for and good post race snacks for runners. You can truly be a rock star in this race when you get your award on the amphitheater stage!

Car show too - The annual Rotary Wheel Garden Classic and Antique Car Show takes place after the race just south side of the world's largest Rotary Wheel Garden outside the amphitheater. There will be craft sales, vendors and the concession stand with beer sales open for the show. So stay awhile after the race and check out some awesome rides and a beautiful garden - a perfect family outing.

  • Beautiful courses around Greenfield Lake
  • Awards are custom running medals in age groups and trophies for 3-deep winner awards
  • Post race party at the amphitheater with awards presentation on the stage
  • Inside bathrooms pre and postrace
  • M/F winners receive running shoes from Outdoor Equipped     
  • Craft beer (and domestic) available after the race
  • Car Show taking place after the race. No charge. Crafts and vendors at the show. 

The purpose of the race, other than to have a great 5K event, is to raise funds for the CART Fund. The CART Fund is a project of the Rotary Clubs of North America. CART has raised over 7.2 million dollars to fund cutting edge research for the search to prevent Alzheimer's disease. CART started in 1996 with Rotarians voluntarily emptying their pockets and purses of change at weekly meetings. As important as research is, of equal importance is the care in promoting and sustaining independence for seniors. That is why we are proud to promote a portion of the proceeds to Elderhaus The Race to Remember 5K offers a great reason to run for those who can no longer remember - Remember their loved ones, their lives or their dreams. Let's do what we can to defeat this terrible illness. Please donate if possible when you register. 


Packet Pickup and registration: Friday, September 13th from 4:00 - 6:30 pm

 Outdoor Equipped in downtown Wilmington . There will be special discounts for runners and lots of sale merchandise. Check out their awesome outdoor gear, apparel and running shoes! Or you can go online and see OE's vast online store and shop there at your leisure.

Parking: Park 100 meters from the start/finish inside the amphitheater area.

IMPORTANT: Visit this link for a map of the parking area (follow the red arrows), see the entire amphitheater and Rotary Wheel area and see a great map to show you how to get to the race.  

RACE DAY Packets & Registration: At the amphitheater Saturday, September 14th 7:30 am - 8:45 am 

Start: 9:00 am, September 14th. Inside the amphitheater area under majestic oaks and crepe myrtles. Finish in the same spot. After the race the amphitheater concession will be open for business selling food and adult beverages. The City is donating 20% of the proceeds to our event. After the awards you can check out the festive atmosphere of a classic car show & craft vendors outside the Rotary Wheel Garden.  



Visit this link for a parking map and view of the start area. Look for the red arrows on the map and park in the yellow cross hatched parking areas. You'll be parking 100 meters from the start line so you can change into dry clothes after the race. The amphitheater concession will be open for business selling food and adult beverages. The City of Wilmington is donating 20% of the proceeds to our event. Then after the awards you can check out the festive atmosphere of a classic car show and craft vendors outside the Rotary Wheel garden. 


RACE SHIRTS are softstyle cotton shirts, great for warm weather running. 


AWARDS 5-year age groups and Overall 3-deep M/F winner category. 


Accommodations - Hampton Inn Medical Park: This is a runner friendly hotel an easy 10 minute drive from race the race start line. Runners get a $129 discount rate for either a room with two queen beds or a room with a king bed and pullout sofa. Just call the local number (910) 796-8881 and tell them you're coming to town for A Race to Remember 5K and they will hook you up! You get a free breakfast and they have a fitness center, pool and are centrally located - A great place to stay for a Race-cation. 


TITLE SPONSOR - Thank you to Nabell Winslow Investments & Wealth Management for stepping up to be the Title Sponsor for A Race to Remember 5K. Their support is vital to the success of the race and for our fund raising efforts for the Rotary Club's CART Fund. Nabell Winslow's mission statement is below and you can visit their website from the link above. Please take your business to this fine company. 

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The race is presented by the Rotary Club of Wilmington, produced by 5 SRP Racing and timed by Brunswick Timing Services.  

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Run and Remember

The Race to Remember 5K offers a great reason to run for those who can no longer remember their loved ones, their lives or their dreams. Please donate if you can. 


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