Dashing Thru The Glow

Saturday December 16th, 2023

Wilmington, NC

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Dashing Thru The Glow

RiverLights™ and It's Go Time, welcome you to the Dashing Thru The Glow 5K. Join us as we bring together the Christmas spirit, family fun, and entertainment. Experience the beautiful views of the Cape Fear River and the RiverLights community. Take pictures next to the Christmas Tree and meet Santa himself! The elves will be at the finish line passing out Finisher Medals to all the good little boys and girls who finish the 5K and 1 Mile. To make this event even better, everyone receives a light up holiday beanie.

*Parts of the course are a little dark, we encourage you to bring a headlamp.

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Marina Village at RiverLights™
109 Pier Master Point
Wilmington, NC 28412

5K - this event is timed
1 Mile - this event is NOT timed
*You can walk or run either race.
*Parts of the course are a little dark, we encourage you to bring a headlamp.

CHECK OUT THE SWAG  (while supplies last)
- Dashing Thru The Glow Shirt 
- Finisher Medal
- Holiday Beanie 
- Free Pictures with Santa

Register Before the Race: Click on the SIGN UP button in the upper right corner
Register At Pre-Race Packet Pickup or On Race Day:  To register at packet pickup or at the race, we will provide a QR code for you to register on your phone.  You can also register online from your phone or device up until the race starts. 


Parking is limited. We recommend carpooling or arriving early.
Parking Locations Include:
- At Marina Village (spaces here are limited)
- Along Sandlewood Way
- Along Watercraft Ferry Ave between Sandlewood Way and Old Towne St.

Click HERE for Parking Map

Click HERE for the full schedule of events

Dashing Thru The Glow is raising funds for the Coastal Horizons Open House Youth Shelter and Toys for Tots.

The Open House Youth Shelter is committed to improving the safety and well-being of displaced abused, neglected and vulnerable youth.  Children and adolescents ages 6-18 who are in need of a safe place to stay can receive shelter in the 24-hour, 9-bed facility. Open House does more than just meet youths' basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. Personal growth is encouraged through counseling services, vocational/educational opportunities, life skill building, and recreational activities. All confidential services are provided at no cost to youth and their families, and continue for a period of three months after discharge, to maximize the success of the family reunification plan.


Race Distances

Price Register
1 Mile $25.00 until Register »
5K $40.00 until Register »
5K Click to Find Out Register »
1 Mile Click to Find Out Register »

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Start Location

Marina Village at RiverLights, Wilmington, NC

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