The 8th Annual New Bern Run For The Warriors race is just around the corner and there are so many great additions to this year’s race! There will be a selfie and bubble station by Rankin & Fiume Orthodontics in New Bern & Eastern NC, snow cones by Snowie Time, face painting with Events by P3, free dog toys thanks to Princess for Paws, and MORE!
Here is everything you need to know to be prepared for race day on June 29th at Union Point Park, downtown New Bern:
Where is packet pick up?
Friday, June 28, from 1000 to 1300
Academy Sports & Outdoors, 3555 Doctor M.L.K. Jr Blvd, New Bern, NC
Saturday, June 29 (race day) from 0600 to 0730
Union Point Park, 210 E. Front St. New Bern NC, 6am to 7:30am
Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes, please bring their confirmation email.
Can I pick up packets for my whole team?
Yes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org the Monday of race week with the full names of your team members and distance they are doing.
I am not registered but would like to run, can I still register?
Registration is open online through race day morning at www.runforthewarriors.org.
You may also register at the packet pickup locations and on race day! We accept check, cash and credit card payments.
How much is it to register?
5K and 1st Mile – $25 or $35 on race day
Furry 5K & Mile Mutt Strut – $5 Dogs Only
What type of shirts will we receive?
This year’s shirts are a soft style performance tripoly cotton blend (you will LOVE them)!
Furry 5K & Mile Mutt Strut participants receive a Run For The Warriors bandana.
I have my packet, what time should I get to the start?
Opening ceremonies will begin at 7:30AM. Please arrive at 7:00AM to ensure you find a parking spot.
Can I push a stroller?
Yes, you can push a children’s stroller, we ask that at the start you line up in the back to ensure the safety of other runners.
Can I run with my dog?
Yes, all dogs must be well behaved and on a leash at all times. Sign them up for the Furry 5K and Mile Mutt Strut online www.runforthewarriors.org.
Where should I park?
Parking will be available in surrounding locations outside of Union Point Park. Look for signage and parking volunteers. Parking in the Union Point Park is only available to adaptive athletes, Opening Ceremony VIPs and race staff.
What awards will be given out?
Our 1st Mile & Mile Mutt Strut is a noncompetitive event, there will not be awards for that distance just chip times.
5K & Furry 5K:
Top 3 overall men, women, male dogs, female dogs – over all winners are not eligible to double medal in their age division.
Top 3 men and women in 10 year brackets (500+ participants we do 5 year age groups, <500 we do 10 year age groups).
We are excited to share that S.W.E.A.T. Camp of New Bern is donating memberships to medalists!
1st place Men/Women will win a 6 month membership.
2nd Place Men/Women will win a 1 month membership.
3rd place Men/Women will win a 1 week class.
12. Will we receive a finisher token?
You will have to register & cross the finish line to find out! ?