5k Carolina Beach Wilmington NC

Course Details

The “Heart of Hope” Run/Walk for Hunger 5K will begin at the intersection of Cape Fear Blvd. and N. Third St.  You will weave your way through scenic communities on this beautiful island. The race will have a beach finish crossing the intersection of Hamlet beach access.  Pre-registration will be available at 6:30am-7:45am at the main stage gazebo area on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk!

Activities for Everyone

The “Heart of Hope” Run will be having after the run festivities!

  • 90.5 will be broadcasting live with Craig Thomas!
  • Face painting for children (and any adults!), Krispy Kreme donuts, along with after race bars, bananas, and drinks will be available.
  • Cape Fear Bird Sanctuary will be there featuring “Charlie” the one-legged artist.  His artwork is second to none and is currently selling like hotcakes which can be viewed at  http://www.capefearparrotsanctuary.org!
  • Home Depot will be there for workshops for the children.
  • “Hope” the Heart will be present for pictures with lots of kisses.
  • The Carolina Beach Fire Department is bringing ‘Big Red’ for the children to see. Raffles—did I mention those?
  • And what prizes we have!!!

There will also be a donation box for food/money for the children of Carolina Beach Elementary School and the Help Center.  Won’t you come and Run/Walk/ Relay or Roll (if it has a wheel it can be a part of this outreach!) for Hunger!  100% of what is raised benefits local children.

Host Hotel

Atlantic Towers


Atlantic Towers is proud to be the official Host Hotel for the Heart of Hope 5K. Atlantic Towers is an eleven-story high-rise condominium complex located oceanfront in beautiful Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Atlantic Towers offers unique and attractive one and two bedroom suites for every family need.

Stay at the beach before and after the race and enjoy the beauty of the sunset!