Seaside Shuffle 5K 

November 13th-15th, 2020


Saturday 11/14 -

Join the Wilmington Road Runners Group Run and incorporate your 5K with friends.

7:00 AM - Panera Bread - Mayfaire location

Run to the beach, run the 5K course, run back to Panera or add some extra miles.

7:30 AM - 5K run at WB Loop.

This is not a race, this will be a group run and will not be timed.  Please bring your own device to time your run or download the Racejoy app. See the map.

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Pick up your shirt at Fleet Feet - Mayfaire

Full Send Racing will be onsite from 10AM - 12PM if you need help submitting your results.

Sunday - 11/15

7:00 AM - Wilmington Road Runners Sunday Run starting - Whole Foods.

This run is typically about 10 miles, but all distances and paces are welcome.

12:00 PM - 5:00PM - 2nd Chance Shirt Pick Up. Fleet Feet - Mayfaire

6:00PM - 7:00 PM - Last chance shirt pick up and wind up the weekend with friends on the deck at Waterman's Brewing.

Submitting your Results: 

There are three options for submitting your results. 

  1. Manual Entry:  Click and manually submit your time. 

  2. Upload your GPX file from your device.  Click and upload your results file. 

  3. Download the RaceJoy App (  Follow the instructions in the app to automatically submit your results.  

For step-by-step instructions on submitting your results,

39th Annual


Wilmington Road Runners Club

Virtual 5K Run/Walk
Virtual Cross-Country Meet

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 Roadrunners Scholarship Fund that awards college scholarships to local high school seniors from the local area; Pender, Brunswick and New Hanover County.

Virtual 5K Seaside Shuffle Scholarship Fund Run

Date:  Friday, November 13, 2020 – Sunday, November 15, 2020

The first 100 registered runners for the Virtual Scholarship Run will receive a custom Seaside Shuffle neck gaiter!

Special race awards will be presented by the race committee to qualifying participants after all results submitted before the deadline have been reviewed.

To compete, any Scholarship Run participant must complete a minimum of a 5K distance (3.1 miles) sometime between Friday 13th November and  and 6PM Sunday 15th.  You can run on any route, any location, or even as part of another distance or race event you might be participating in. All results (proof of completion) are submitted electronically and this includes a photo of your tracking device, or app screen, or other suitable documentation showing your time and distance on a given date.

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

Please note carefully, that the special awards and recognition are not necessarily just for the fastest times submitted. So, plan your run accordingly and think creatively!

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. To participate, an area high or middle school must first be supported by a generous sponsor who will donate $200 on behalf of that school to the Wilmington Roadrunners Scholarship Fund. All male and female students from the sponsored cross-country team may participate for free in the virtual track meet. This is a TEAM competition with separate male and female divisions.

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 to be submitted will consist of names and times to complete the 5K course as submitted by a coach of the team to the race committee. There is no limit on the number of participants for an area school team, but the committee will determine the fastest male and female teams based on the five fastest times submitted. There are separate divisions for high school and middle school teams. There is also a recognition award for the school team that submits results with the most participants.

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!


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 Friday, November 13, 2020, and 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.
  • All results (proof of completion) are submitted electronically, proof of completion and time can be:
    • A photo of your tracking device
    • A snapshot of a tracking app screen
    • Other reasonable documentation showing your time and distance on a given date.
  • All results must be submitted by 6PM ET on Sunday November 15 to qualify for the official results and special awards.
  • 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 the following:
    • 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.
    • 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.

Any questions may be directed to the Seaside Shuffle race committee via the WRRC Facebook group page or by contacting one of the board members.


Online registration is open now.  As with any race for runners put on by runners, this is a cheap event with the following options for registration:

Standard registration:  

  • $15.00
  • The first 100 runners will receive a custom Seaside Shuffle neck gaiter

New Member Registration:

  • $30.00
  • You get to race in the Seaside Shuffle AND join the club at a $5 discount

High School or Middle School Sponsor Registration:

  • $200.00
  • You get to race the 2020 seaside shuffle
  • You open the door for an entire school cross-country team to compete
  • You get bragging rights for sponsoring that high school until next year

As the race event is virtual, there will be no registration or packet pick up. All communications will be via email and though the club’s website and Facebook page.


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.

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. 

For questions on this event or

to become a sponsor of the

2020 Seaside Shuffle 

please contact


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Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Without Limits     Fleet Feet Wilmington     Omega Sports
Blockade Runner Resort     Waterman's Brewing
Dry Eye Institute, Dr Crystal Brimer     New Balance

Alford & Alford Dentistry     Ampco Inc     Hardy Hunt & Williams     Stricks LP
Bunch & Associates     Intracoastal Realty     
Victress Coaching     Wilmington Motor Works

ATP Fitness     Cape Fear Sports Enhancement     Kids Run The Nation

Brooks Running     Wilmington Yoga     Portland Grille     Tama Tea     Orange Theory Fitness     Keg & Egg

Sarah Starling, Priority Title Insurance Agency, Inc.     D&B Phillips Co.    Claudia Thompson    T&L Truck Repair    Tri County Transmission
Club Pilates     Brooklyn Pizza     BEU Yoga     Drift Coffee     Sour Barn

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