The Blue Ribbon Run

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Long Leaf Park | Wilmington, NC

THE RACE

The Blue Ribbon Run is an annual event raising money and awareness for a cure for colorectal cancer, while helping North Carolina families affected by this disease.

The Blue Ribbon Run is unique in its afternoon start time with a reception after at Dockside. The band Lunar Tide creates an atmosphere for celebration of life and hope to find a cure.

The t-shirt designs are a local favorite and blue hydrangeas are sold with all profits benefiting the goal of saving lives.

COUNTDOWN TO RACE DAY

RACE SWAG

SHIRTS: Guaranteed to all participants who register by 11:59pm on Monday, March 8, 2021.

Youth S-L & Adult Unisex S-XXL (Cotton/Polyester)

 

THE COURSE

Long Leaf Park
314 Pine Grove Drive
Wilmington, NC 28409

The Blue Ribbon Run will take place on the loop at Long Leaf Park in Wilmington, NC. The race will start and finish near Shelter #6.

This race course is also stroller and wheelchair friendly. However, dogs are not allowed on this course so please leave them at home or with a non-running spectator.

AWARDS

5K AWARDS
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female
• Top 3 Overall Masters (Ages 40+), Male & Female
• Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female:
14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

TEAM AWARDS
• Fastest Team
• Biggest Team
• Most Spirited Team

Awards are for in-person race participants only.

THE CAUSE

HOW YOUR REGISTRATION MAKES A DIFFERANCE

The Blue Ribbon Run is a nonprofit for the Julie M. Brown and Christina Gianoplus Colon Cancer Foundation, which has an endowment established at UNC Lineberger. Partnering with Wilmington Gastroenterology, our goal is to raise awareness for early detection and prevention of colon cancer. We are proud to have made an invaluable impact on this community and are grateful for the sponsors and participants who help us continue in our fight against colon cancer.

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PRICE INCREASES

5K IN PERSON

Next price increase is Friday, March 26, 2021 Register Now! $35

1 MILE IN PERSON

Next price increase is Register Now! $25

5K VIRTUAL

Next price increase is Register Now! $35

1 MILE VIRTUAL

Next price increase is Register Now! $25

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