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The Liam Strong Charity Beach Run was created to honor of, Liam Fredric Batten, who we lost at 6 months of age to childhood cancer. In the short time he was here, Liam inspired every person he touched in more ways than we we can put into words. We want to honor Liam and give back to the all of the doctors and nurses at North Carolina Children’s Hospital that are so special to our family.
The race takes place on the beach strand at Wrightsville Beach. A fun family event with both a timed 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Saturday September 18th
Johnnie Mercers Pier
**Parking is available through metered parking (can be paid with CC).
SCHEDULE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
9:00am: 5K Start
9:10am - 1 mile start
Participants must pick up their race packet at packet pickup. There will be limited packet pick-up at the race.
"Beer on the Pier" Packet Pick-up
Friday, September 17th
Johnnie Mercer's Pier
5pm - 7pm
Join us for a beer on the pier during Saturday's packet pick-up. Sponsors will receive drink ticket(s) with their packet and all registrants can purchase beer inside the pier from 5pm - 7pm.
There will be 1 water stop for runners at the turn around
Awards will be provided for the following divisions:
Kids 1 Mile Fun Run
Top 3 boys and girls - 8 and under, top 3 boys and girls, 9-16
Top 2 Overall Finishers - Male & Female
Top 1 Finishers in Age Groups - Male & Female: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+