Wilmington Symphony Beethoven 15K & 5K presented by Josh London, State Farm Insurance

2701 Brunswick Forest Pkwy
Leland, NC 28451

Running > 10k, 5k

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Event Description

The 7th annual Beethoven 15K & 5K race courses travel through picturesque areas on paved running trails, over small wooden bridges and through a nature area on a 1/3 mile long elevated boardwalk. Race shirts are long sleeved soft cotton shirts great for cool weather running. All participants get a shirt: 15K, 5K and Doggy Dashers. The 15K finisher medal  features the mean Beethoven logo and looks great! There are inside bathrooms pre and post race. The after party and awards ceremony takes place inside the fitness center and features good snacks, adult beverages, sports drinks and water for recovery, prize drawings and Oktoberfest themed awards presentation. 


Test yourself on January 12th and run with mean Beethoven in the 15K, the perfect middle distance race, or try the fun and fast 5K. Beethoven's Doggy Dash 1-mile is a fun run or walk that your best 4-legged friend will love. The Dash is an un-timed event that starts 25 minutes before the 15K & 5K so everyone gets to see the Dash start and finish. 


The post race party takes place inside the Brunswick Forest Fitness Center with adult beverages and good recovery food. During the awards we'll have prize drawings for gift certificates from our awesome sponsors and free race entries to some of our other 2019 races. 



Form a 15K team with your running buddies and go for the 1st or 2nd place team trophy. Team times are based on the fastest four members and team members are also eligible for individual awards.

Teams must have at least 4 members to qualify for awards. Max team size is 8 runners. 


Jog strollers, walkers and racing chairs are welcome!



The Doggy Dash starts 25 minutes before the 15K & 5K start so dashers can get back before the timed races start. The dash will finish at the 15K & 5K start so everyone can enjoy seeing the owner's and their best furry friends come in looking strong and having a blast. The 1-mile is un-timed and all dashers get a nice long sleeved t-shirt and all kids get a prize. 




Omega Sports Saturday, January 11th 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Again Saturday 3:00 - 4:00 pm at Brunswick Forest in the Fitness Center.


RACE DAY PACKETS: in the Fitness Center 7:30 - 8:40. Race start at 9:00 am. Doggy Dash start at 8:35 am



15K goes 3-deep M/F in open, masters and age groups through 65+

5K goes 3-deep in M/F winner category, 2-deep in age groups through 70+


SHIRTS: Guaranteed if you sign up by January 6th. We'll order extra but shirts are not guaranteed after the 6th.

15K, 5K and Doggy Dash: Long sleeved soft cotton shirts. They are unisex and run toward men's sizes. Very nice, durable cool weather shirts with the famous Mean Beethoven race logo on them. 



TITLE SPONSORS are Josh London, State Farm Insurance located in the Villages at Brunswick Forest.

Other great sponsors: Omega Sports, Caitlin Engineers and Scientists, Rex Road Loweth - Wealth Manager, New Balance of Wilmington, Stricks LP Gas


RACE BENEFICIARY - All proceeds after expenses go to the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra: The WSO’s 49 year tradition of service enhances the quality of life in the Cape Fear Region starting with great music-making showcasing the considerable talents of our area’s own musicians, and extending through a host of vibrant and vital educational programs for all ages. The musicians are local instrumentalists, and gifted students and faculty, selected each year by audition. 

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