Special alert 4/7/20: COVID-19 Event Update

Keeping you and your loved ones safe is our priority and we are closely monitoring the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our hope is to keep this event as scheduled, as we know how passionate you feel about fighting for prostate cancer patients and families in your community. As we know more information, we will keep you posted of any changes. If you have questions or concerns, please direct them to races@zerocancer.org and one of our team members will get back to you. You and the ZERO Community are amazing and we thank you for your ongoing support.

We are still committed to ending prostate cancer! To learn more and stay virtually connected to the prostate cancer community at this time please click here.

Event Details

Date/Time: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Location:Greenfield Lake 1739 Burnett Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28401

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Event Information


This is a chance to have fun, run, or walk, to support a vision which is called Generation ZERO - the first generation of men free from prostate cancer. You may see some interesting wildlife, including an alligator or two if you are lucky. But, as you walk or run, imagine a future with zero prostate cancer deaths and an end to pain and suffering. Our vision is Generation ZERO the first generation of men free from prostate cancer, and you will have helped by participating in The Run for a Life.



The 2020 Run for a Life is part of the Wilmington Road Runners Club 2020 Grand Prix.

Course Information


The course will be at Greenfield Lake Park and is an all-flat course, mainly on sidewalks and paved roads. View our course map

Stroller and Pet Policy:This race course is also stroller friendly! However, dogs are not allowed on this course, please leave them at home or with a non-running spectator

Race Swag


Due to COVID-19 issues, we are unable to guarantee medals or race shirts at this time. We apologize for this, and hope you will join us at our reduced price. We are working on a solution to this so please be sure to enter your shirt size when you register.

Event Fees


4.2 Mile Race Early Registration (Through September 23): $30

4.2 Mile Race Prostate Cancer Survivors/Patients (Through Race Day): $25 

4.2 Mile Race Military, Veterans, First Responders (Through Race Day): $25 

1 Mile Race Early Registration (Through September 23): $20 

Kids Dash (Through Race Day): Free

4.2 Mile Race Late Registration (September 24 - Race Day): $40 

1 Mile Race Early Registration (September 24 - Race Day): $25 

Age Group Awards


Fleet Feet Wilmington will be providing gift cards for Award Winners!

4.2 Miles Awards - Top 3 Overall, Male & Female - Top 3 Overall Masters (40+) - Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
1 Mile Awards - Top 1 Overall, Male & Female

About the Cause: Where the Money Goes


All event proceeds benefit ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer. ZERO is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action. We’re building Generation ZERO, the first generation of men free from prostate cancer, through our national run/walk series, education and patient support programs, and grassroots advocacy. ZERO is a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization recognized with four out of four stars by Charity Navigator, accredited by the Better Business Bureau, with regional chapters across the country. We dedicate 86 cents of every dollar to research and programs. For more information, visit zerocancer.org.

Become a Sponsor


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Contact Information


Please email Lyle at lleuck@bellsouth.net or Shawn at shawn@zerocancer.org for any event, volunteer, or sponsorship questions.

Please email races@zerocancer.org for any registration or donating questions.

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