Cardinal Strut 5K

Long Leaf Park
Wilmington, NC 28409

Running > 1 mile, 5k

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Event Description


Support Wilmington-area families on the childhood cancer journey by strutting through your own 5K course! The Cardinal Strut Race is back for its 12th year to benefit Strut For Kids, a local nonprofit dedicated to making sure no cancer kids in our community fight alone. Participants can sign up to run or walk either a 5K or 1 mile. The Cardinal Strut has always been family friendly, and we hope family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers will get struttin' for an awesome cause!

  • Race Teams. We are encouraging participants to create teams through our race website! Create a race team for the people you recruit to join. (They can run with you either in-person or virtually.) There will be a prize for the largest team.
  • Photo Competition. During your run, take a photo and tag Strut For Kids on instagram or facebook! Best photo gets a prize!
  • Fundraising. Be a hero! Sign up to be a fundraiser for our worthy cause. 

           NEW! Top fundraisers can earn FREE Strut Swag as you fundraise!
           $100 - Unlock access to redeem a free Strut For Kids Freaker 
           $250 - Unlock access to redeem a free Cancer Sucks t-shirt or tank top 
           $500 - Unlock access to redeem a free Cancer Sucks trucker hat 
           $750 - Unlock access to redeem a free Cancer Sucks hoodie
           $1,000 - Unlock access to redeem a $50 amazon gift card 
            *Fundraising Level determined by individual fundraisers only (Sorry, groups are not eligible for prizes)


1 Mile Timed
5K Timed

Sweating is optional. Having fun is not!


Saturday, June 12, 2021
1 Mile:  7:45am
5K: 8:00am
*If we are under mass gathering limits at the time of the race, we will utilize start time windows.  We will send updates as we near the event.


Long Leaf Park

314 Pine Grove Dr

Wilmington, NC 28409

Click on the Sign Up button in the upper right corner. Race T-shirts will be guaranteed for every participant who registers by Wednesday May 12th, 2021.





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