Scholarship Program

The Wilmington Roadrunners provide annual scholarship awards to qualified high-school seniors in the Cape Fear Region.

Every year, The Wilmington Road Runners Club (WRRC) award scholarships to high school seniors in the Cape Fear region. 

Seniors, if you are a member of your XC or track team, and have positively impacted, led and inspired your team, we want to hear from you! If you are active in your community, and are committed to serving others, we want to hear from you!



WRRC are now accepting applications for the 2022/23 scholarship 

***We are thrilled to announce a total of $9000 of scholarships will be awarded in 2023.***

2 x $2500 first place awards ( Boys and girls)

4x $1000 runner up awards

 Application deadline is March 3rd 2023 

Winners will be announced in early April 2023 

Applications form here!

Questions? email Scholarship chair Rob Ward at

Winners Gallery 2016-2022  

Eligibility criteria

  • Senior or graduation eligible status at a high school located in Brunswick, Pender, or New Hanover Counties, North Carolina.
  • Member of cross country and/or track team.
  • Planning to continue running at any level, including recreational, after high school.
  • Athlete has not accepted, and/or plans to not accept, a full athletic or academic scholarship at a college or university.
  • A supporting letter of reference from the applicant’s track and field or XC coach.

Selection Criteria

  • Participation in any high school cross country or track and field event.
  • Involvement in extracurricular school activities
  • Has demonstrated leadership within their running program
  • Plans to continue running in the future
  • Coach’s letter of reference
(Note: The athlete's GPA or financial need is not part of the selection

Meet 2022's Award Winners

First place:  ($1500 award) 

Nicole Coursey (Topsail) 

Kieran Barclay (Cape fear Academy)

Runners Up: ($750 award) 

Chelsea Echols (North Brunswick)

Audrey Monahan (Laney)

Tanner MacPherson (Cape Fear Academy)

Michael Cooke ( Coastal Christian)

Learn more about these inspiring student athletes here!

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