William H. Craig Race for Life 5k

Legion Stadium
Wilmington, NC 28412

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Event Description

Established to honor the legacy of Dr. Bill Craig and his many contributions to the community. Funds from this event will provide financial support for Girls on the Run, STRIDE, Victory Junction Gang Camp, the Bill Craig Memorial Scholarship and others.


The William H. Craig 5K is the end of the season celebration 5k race for Girls on the Run, Heart & Sole, and STRIDE participants. Come join over 600 boys and girls, grades 3rd-8th, as they celebrate their accomplishments of the season! The 5K starts and ends at Legion Stadium. A fun and festive atmosphere, William H. Craig Race for Life 5K celebrates friends, family and wellness! Public runners are welcome as this race provides much needed scholarships for Girls on the Run, STRIDE, and other youth development programs supported by the Bill Craig Memorial Fund. Professional race production by the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina and timing by Brunswick Timing ensures a fun, safe, and accurate 5k race experience!


Girls on the Run and STRIDE participants do not need to register for 5k. Participants are already registered with program registration.

GOTR/STRIDE contact name: Lindsay Peiffer, 910-251-9622 ext. 266, Lindsay.Peiffer@ymcasenc.org

Please visit www.ymcasenc.org/gotrstride for more information on our GOTR / STRIDE programs or other GOTR/STRIDE 5k races.



8am Race Start

All Girls on the Run and STRIDE participants need to arrive by 7:00AM

This event is rain or shine! In the event of inclement weather, race directors will be in contact with race participants via email.

Sorry No Refunds, Transfers, or Deferrals!



Packet Pick up is Friday, December 13th from 3:30pm-6pm at New Balance Wilmington located at 6801 Parker Farm Dr. #135, Wilmington, NC 28405. 

Race Day packet pick up is Saturday, December 14th from 6:30am-7:30am at Legion Stadium at 2149 Carolina Beach Rd. In-person registration is available at packet pickup and on race day.



Race shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 pre-registered participants who attend packet pickup! As with all races, William H Craig Race for Life 5K organizers will try to the best of their ability to provide runners the size they have requested, however availability of specific sizes cannot be guaranteed. 


YMCA Coastal Carolina Run Series!


William H. Craig Race for Life 5k is the last race in the YMCA's Coastal Carolina Run Series!

This yearlong series consists of 10 races across Coastal Carolina including a family-friendly beach obstacle course, 10k road runs, 1 mile fun runs, the traditional 5K distance and a trail runs. Participation is the key! The more races you run, the more the muscles burn, the faster the legs turn, the more points you earn! Runners are automatically entered into the series after their 3rd race. Click here for more info: YCC Run Series

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