William H. Craig Race for Life 9 mile/18 mile

Sat December 12, 2020 Wilmington, NC 28412 US Directions

9 Mile Race

$45 8:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST
13 spots left. Registration ends December 10, 2020 at 12:00pm EST

18 Mile Race

$75 8:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST
13 spots left. Registration ends December 10, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

18 Mile Race Relay

$90 8:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST
13 spots left. Registration ends December 10, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.ymcasenc.org/race/races-triathlons/.

Amphitheater Dr.
Wilmington, NC US 28412

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.

This year we have the opportunity to do some new and exciting things with this years William H. Craig Race for Life.  


This year we are changing up our course distances and bringing to you a 9 mile race and an 18 mile race! Both starting and ending at Amphitheater Dr., these races will loop the whole way around Greenfield Lake and give you a challenge like you haven't seen yet this year!! 


In order to be in compliance with Governor Cooper's executive order to limit mass gatherings we will be offering flexible start times so you can select the start time which best fits your schedule.  We have 50 spots at each start time.  During the registration process you will be able to select your wave.  Results and awards will be based on all 9 mile runners regardless of wave.  


Wave 1- 8:00AM - 18 Mile and 9 Mile Distances

Wave 2 - 10:00AM - 9 Mile Distance

The 18 mile race can also be ran as a relay with 2 participants each running a 9 mile leg!


With a fun and festive atmosphere, William H. Craig Race for Life celebrates friends, family and wellness! All 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 Set Up Events ensures a fun, safe, and accurate race experience!



8am Race Start for both races

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 will be CURBSIDE on Friday, December 11th from 3:30pm-6pm at Nir Family YMCA located at 2710 Market St. Wilmington, NC 28403. 

There will be no packet pickup or race registrations on race morning.



Race shirts are guaranteed to runners who register before November 28th. Past that date, as with any race, William H. Craig Race for Life will try to accommodate all runners with a shirt of their preferred size but can not guarantee.



All athletes will be required to wear a mask at ALL TIMES, with the exception of the race itself. Masks will be required.

You are to provide your own disposable mask in the morning when you arrive.  You will wear this mask to the start and then dispose of it before starting the race.  At the finish, you will be given a food bag and there will be a mask in it.  Please put the mask on IMMEDIATELY after you get some fluids.

System screenings will be conducted on all YMCA race staff, volunteers and participants to include symptom related questions and temperature taking on race morning.

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