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 two $1,000 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!

Meet 2020's Award Winners

 Stephanie Simmons (Topsail) and Abel Zukerman (NHHS) are 2020's award recipients! Learn more about these awesome student athletes here!



WRRC will accept applications for the 2020/21 scholarship  from January 1st 2021. Download the 2021 application here: 

Questions? email

Winners Gallery 2016-2020  

Meet some of the rockstar teams that run this region!

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
  • 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


Collected: $4,440.00
Goal: $2,000.00
The Annual Scholarship is funded by monies raised by the generosity of club members, sponsors, and the general public. Please consider making a domination to this worthy cause and help the club meet its annual goal.

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