Wrightsville Beach Valentine 10K set for Saturday


The Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Department has more than 200 runners signed up for Saturday’s Wrightsville Beach Valentine 10K, the second annual running of the race that serves as a fundraiser for the town’s park activities.

The 6.2-mile race has a 9 a.m. start time on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Wrightsville Beach Park for runners who will be clad in Valentine’s Day red, white and pink. Runners can sign up online through Feb. 8, at packet pickup on Friday, Feb. 18 from 4-7 p.m. at 101 Mobility at 5221 Oleander Dr., or before the race.

Proceeds earned from the event are devoted to fund community events hosted by Wrightsville’s Parks and Recreation Department. Events include movies in the park, Bark in the Park Canine disc championships, the sand wheelchair program, and the town’s WECT Sounds of Summer Concert Series.

From its start at Wrightsville Beach Park, the 10 kilometer course continues on to circle underneath the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge and over the causeway along Banks Channel, on Waynick Boulevard. Runners will be able to enjoy waterway views throughout the course.

Runners will receive a beanie that matches the color scheme, with Valentine’s Day themed prizes being awarded to winning runners, and to the participants with the best Valentine’s Day race attire.

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