Seaside Shuffle

Fri November 6 - Sun November 15 Wilmington, NC 28409 US Directions RaceJoy Ready

Seaside Shuffle 5K

A Wilmington Classic: Re-Imagined

Seaside Shuffle Cross Country Meet

Free for all local cross country teams.
Wilmington, NC US 28409

One of the Wilmington area's oldest races is back on and will be VIRTUAL for the 39th running of this classic road race put on for runners by runners! In support of best practices for social distancing during these pandemic times, this year’s event is virtual, but with some interesting twists.

As always, the goal of this event is to raise funds for the Wilmington Road Runners Club Scholarship Fund that awards college scholarships to local high school seniors from Pender, Brunswick and New Hanover County.


FREE GAITER for first 100 registered participants


Pick your swag from one of these high quality, tri-blend, super soft and comfy shirts.   4 options to pick from during registration:   Classic Tee,  Long Sleeve Tee, Beach Hoodie OR No Shirt. 



Virtual 5K Seaside Shuffle Scholarship Fund Run
5K Scholarship run participants must complete a minimum of a 5K distance (3.1 miles).
The run or walk must be completed anytime between 5 PM Friday, November 13, 2020, and 6PM Sunday, November 15, 2020.
Participants can run on any route, any location, or even as part of another distance or race event you might be participating in.

The rules DO NOT prohibit the following:
*Running or walking any course that you choose – road, trail, beach, swamp land or sea.
*Combining your timed effort as part of another event, even a longer event such as a 10K all the way to a marathon.
*Running with a group, running in costume, walking on you hands, or running backwards.
*Traveling to a far-off destination to complete your 2020 Seaside Shuffle.

The rules DO require: 
*You complete your run within the allotted period.
*You use some reasonable means to know accurately the distance and time taken to complete your Seaside Shuffle. (See Submitting your Results Section)
*You start your timing device at the start of your run/walk and do not stop the timing device until you have completed your run/walk.
*You accurately and fairly submit your results to be considered for the official tally and special awards.
*You have fun and feel good that you are helping the club keep its tradition of providing scholarships to local college-bound seniors.



Virtual Area School Cross-Country Meet
Date:  Friday, November 6, 2020 – Sunday, November 15, 2020

Local area high and middle school teams can participate in The Seaside Shuffle Virtual Area School Cross-Country Meet. 

Participating school teams may run their virtual 5K (3.1 miles) at any time from Friday, November 6, through Sunday, November 15. The team run may be part of a routine practice or a conducted as a special run as their team coaches deem acceptable.

Results may be submitted by the team coach or by the athlete.  Refer to the Results Submission Section for details on how to submit your results. 

The names of the 2020 winning school teams will be engraved onto the Seaside Shuffle Championship plaque to ensure long term bragging rights for those teams.

All results must be submitted by 6PM ET on Sunday November 15, 2020, to qualify for the official results.

If you would like to sponsor an area high school or middle school team, our online registration has an option for you to do just that OR send us an email.


You will have 2 options for submitting your results. 

Option 1 - Use the RaceJoy app and your time will be automatically submitted - No verification required

Option 2 - Manually submit your time - If you are an award winner, you will be asked to verify your time with a screenshot of your tracking data

To manually enter your time follow the steps below.

At the top of this page, select RESULTS

Click Submit Virtual Results

Follow the prompts


Finisher Awards: 

While the first 100 registered runners receive the custom Seaside Shuffle neck gaiter, the committee will issue both traditional and special awards recognition.

This year, the committee will issue Special Recognition awards to the most inspiring and creative runners who complete the 2020 Seaside Shuffle.  Post your pictures and stories on our Facebook Page to get noticed for Special Recognition. 

Traditional award recognition will be made to the first, second, and third place in the men's and women's open Amateur Championship, Masters Division, and Grand Masters, as well as first place in boys and girls student amateur division (must be a high school senior or younger). An age group award will be made for the first-place finisher in the 15 and under, 16-19 and then 20-29, 30-29, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+ year age groups. 

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