5 Star Race Productions brings you a variety of top quality competitive athletic events in southeastern North Carolina with over 4,000 athletes running our races in 2016! As our motto says, "Athlete focused events, novice to elite."
We're the the proud company behind such races as the 19th annual Port City Orthopaedics Battleship Half Marathon, Battleship 10K & Outdoor Equipped 5K (The Battleship Race - Nov 5, 2017), the Beethoven 15K & 5K held at Brunswuck Forest on the last weekend in January for the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, and other 15K, 10K's and 5K's on fun and unique race courses in our area.
We don't "shotgun" it with races weekend after weekend. We only put on events that are unique, challenging and fun for the participants; and each of our events benefits excellent local charities.
In 2016 we presented a one-time event at St James Plantation - Break the Silence on Ovarian Cencer 5K & 1-mile near Southport, NC. We proudly helped raise over $30,000 for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition through this race! Our other new race in 2016 was the ART MOVES Midtown 5K & Minnie's Mile at the Cameron Art Museum. This unique event had Finisher Medallions for all participants, local artisan producted award vessels and covered a beautiful course through Halyburton Park. All proceeds went to the CAM for their Art Reach program and other artistic endeavors.
Some other local non-profits our events raise funds for are the Cape Fear Literacy Council, the Battleship Restoration Fund, Boyscouts of Wilmington, the Vietnam Veterans of America,Marine Corps Toys for Tots and several UNCW organizations. Our events have raised over $300,000 for local quality non-profits!