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Strut for Childhood Cancer Run

 (formerly called the Cardinal Strut)

Saturday, March 9, 2024
Long Leaf Park  |  Wilmington, NC


Walk, Run, or STRUT your way on an easy 1 Mile or 5K course at Long Leaf Park in Wilmington, NC. Celebrate your finish with a FOAM PARTY at the finish line!







Thanks to your support, no child fights cancer alone. 

Schedule of Events



Participants who register by February 9, 2024 will receive a Strut For Childhood Cancer Run Shirt in their requested size.  Those who register after February 9th can choose from remaining sizes. 
*Please note that shirts are only guaranteed for the first 400 registrants and medals available for the first 400 finishers.*


Long Leaf Park - Shelters 4, 5, 6
314 Pine Grove Drive
Wilmington, NC 28409

The Strut for Childhood Cancer Race takes place on the loop at Long Leaf Park in Wilmington, NC. The race will start and finish near Picnic Shelter #5/6.

This race course is stroller and wheelchair friendly. We love furry friends but dogs are not allowed on this course.
Course Map


First, second, third place Male & Female
First, second, third place for Kids ( 12 & Under)
First Place Males & Females in Age Groups:
9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

1 Mile Awards
Prize for first 15 Kiddo Finishers!
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Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas (CCP)

All proceeds benefit Cape Fear Children supported by Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas (CCP), a nonprofit focused on serving children battling cancer across North Carolina and South Carolina.
For 14 years the race was known as The Cardinal Strut benefitting Strut for Kids, a nonprofit serving Wilmington area children and youth on their cancer journey. CCP and Strut for Kids merged in 2023.
Children Cancer Partner's of the Carolinas will in the coming year support more than 2,200 children battling cancer with help that is IMMEDIATE, COMPREHENSIVE, and CONTINUOUS. CCP helps families overcome distance and cost disparities so their child’s care is timely and complete. There is NO CANCER TREATMENT IN CAPE FEAR so families must travel great distances for pediatric oncology care. CCP is committed to supporting these kids and their families. 

CCP Outlook Report

Children’s Cancer Partners provides comprehensive support and loving compassion to families whose children are battling cancer to improve their overall quality of life.

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