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.


The William H. Craig 5K is the end of the season celebration 5k race for Girls on the Run, Heart & Sole, and STRIDE participants. Come join over 500 boys and girls, grades 3rd-8th, as they celebrate their accomplishments of the season! The 5K starts and ends at Legion Stadium. A fun and festive atmosphere, William H. Craig Race for Life 5K celebrates friends, family and wellness! Public 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 Brunswick Timing ensures a fun, safe, and accurate 5k race experience!


Girls on the Run and STRIDE participants do not need to register for 5k. Participants are already registered with program registration.

Race/Girls on the Run/STRIDE contact name: Lindsay Peiffer, 910-251-9622 ext. 266, [email protected]

Please visit for more information on our GOTR / STRIDE programs or other GOTR/STRIDE 5k races.



8am Race Start

All Girls on the Run and STRIDE participants need to arrive by 7:00AM

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 is Friday, December 11th from 3:30pm-6pm at New Balance Wilmington located at 6801 Parker Farm Dr. #135, Wilmington, NC 28405. 

Race Day packet pick up is Saturday, December 12th from 6:30am-7:30am at Legion Stadium at 2149 Carolina Beach Rd. In-person registration is available at packet pickup and on race day.



Race shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 pre-registered participants who attend packet pickup! As with all races, William H Craig Race for Life 5K organizers will try to the best of their ability to provide runners the size they have requested, however availability of specific sizes cannot be guaranteed.

December 12, 2020 The event has been postponed to a later date


5K Race
December 12, 2020 (Saturday) - 08:00
5 kilometers
Road Solo Charity/Fund raising


Dec 12 2020 : Partly cloudy throughout the day.
7.3°C - 20.6°C (45.1°F - 69.1°F)

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The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2020-12-08


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