Come join over 500 boys and girls, grades 3rd-8th, as they celebrate their accomplishments of the season! The course is a Jacksonville favorite that starts and ends at Jacksonville Commons Elementary. Public runners are welcome as this race provides scholarships to children who need assistance to participate in the Girls on the Run and STRIDE programs. Professional race production by the Wilmington Family YMCA and timing by Atlantic Coast Timing ensures a fun, safe, and accurate 5k race experience!
PLEASE READ: Girls on the Run and STRIDE participants do not need to register for 5k. Participants are already registered with program registration.
Please visit www.nckidsrun.org for more information on our GOTR / STRIDE programs or other GOTR/STRIDE 5k races.
9am/ Girls on the Run and STRIDE participants need to arrive at 8:00AM
This event is rain or shine! In the event of inclement weather, race directors will be in contact with race participants via email.
Sorry No Refunds, Transfers, or Deferrals!
PACKET PICKUP and RACE DAY REGISTRATION:
Packet Pick up is Friday, November 30th, 4:00pm-6:00pm at Axis Physical Therapy 26 Office Park Dr- Jacksonville Race Day packet pick up is Saturday, December 1st from 7:30am-8:30am at Jacksonville Commons Elementary. Registration is available at packet pickup and on race day.
Shirts are guaranteed to the first 450 registrants who attend packet pickup. As with all races, Mery Fitness 5k organizers will try to the best of their ability to provide runners the size they have requested, however availability of specific sizes cannot be guaranteed.
Coastal Carolina Run Series!
The Axis Physical Therapy Merry Fitness 5K is the 11th race in the year-long YMCA Coastal Carolina Run Series! This yearlong series consists of 12 races across Coastal Carolina including a family-friendly beach obstacle course, 10k road runs, 1 mile fun runs, the traditional 5K distance and a trail runs. Participation is the key! The more races you run, the more the muscles burn, the faster the legs turn, the more points you earn! Runners are automatically entered into the series after their 3rd race. Click here for more info: YCC Run Series