Dash Header 1 Copy


& Health Fest

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2023 WILMA Dash & Health Fest!

The 2023 WILMA Dash took place on Thursday, May 11 at the Wilmington Convention Center for Wilmington’s ONLY all-female 5K. This is a great event for first-time runners, walkers, and for seasoned runners looking for a personal best.

After the race, stay for the WILMA Dash Health Fest, taking place at the start and finish line, which is inside the Convention Center’s 30,000 square foot Expo Hall. The Health Fest includes dozens of local health & wellness exhibitors, food, drinks, awards and more!

Check out a few of the Health Fest vendors below, listed under our WILMA Dash sponsors.


May 2024 date announcement coming soon!

Click here to see photos from the 2023 WILMA Dash & Health Fest!


Dash Apparel

TANK TOPS: A WILMA Dash Tank Top is included with registration while supplies last.

Sizes: Women’s S-XXL

DASH SWAG: WILMA Dash socks and t-shirts are available for purchase with registration while supplies last.

Tank Top: Included with registration
T-Shirt: $20

Socks: $14.95


245762638 10158572920794952 3781358810392434758 N

THE VENUE: The WILMA Dash will start and finish inside the the Wilmington Convention Center’s 30,000 square foot Expo Hall. The Health Fest will take place in the Expo Hall as well, with doors open from 4-9pm. The race kicks off at 6:30pm.

THE COURSE: The race course is a flat and fast course through historic downtown Wilmington, giving you the views of the Downtown area which includes the Battleship, Bridge, and the award winning Riverfront. Course map coming soon!

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


Dash 225


Top 3 Overall Females

Top 3 Overall Female Masters (40+)

Top 3 Females in Age Groups:
16 & Under, 17-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,
40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

Group Prizes:

Most Spirited Team
Largest Team Participation


Nourishnc Logo Feeding Children 2018


NourishNC’s goal is to enhance children’s health and well-being by preventing the devastating consequences of child hunger.

NourishNC is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to “Provide healthy food to hungry children, empowering them to succeed in the classroom and in their community.”

Click here to learn more


Celebrate completing the Dash at the Health Fest After Party.

Local vendors will be set up in the Convention Center Expo Hall along with food, drinks, awards, and more!

Not participating in the Dash, but still want to be a part of this year’s event? The Health Fest After Party is open to everyone.

A full list of vendors participating in the 2023 Health Fest included below.

Not participating in the Dash, but still want to be a part of the action?

Here are a few ways to get involved…

Participate Virtually! There is a virtual option available for those that are unable to attend the event in-person.

Volunteer! We’re always looking for volunteers to help out at the event! For more information on volunteering, contact Elizabeth Stelzenmuller at estelz@wilmingtonbiz.com.

Join us at the Health Fest! The Health Fest is open to everyone and all ticket proceeds will benefit NourishNC. The Expo Hall will be open from 4-9pm and a suggested $10 donation for those that are 21 and up is encouraged at the door, which includes entry into the Health Fest, two drink tickets and food. Under 21? No problem! A suggested donation of $5 at the door includes food and Health Fest entry.

Registration & Pricing:

5K Race (Ages 16 & Over):
* Through February 28 — $35
* March 1 through April 18 — $45
* April 19 through May 11 — $50

5K Race (Ages 15 & Under)
* Through February 28 — $25
* March 1 through April 18 — $35
* April 19 through May 11 — $40

Teams of 10 or more: Email moesaxton@its-go-time.com for a discount code

2023 WILMA Dash Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors:

Clean Eatz Logo Copy
Ilm Logo

Packet Pickup Sponsor:

Fleet Feet Ilm 300x168

Corporate Sponsors:

Axis Logo 300x300
Screen Shot 2022 12 16 At 121043 Pm
Screen Shot 2022 12 16 At 121601 Pm
Renewal By Andersen
Tropical Smoothie
Nothing Bundt Cakes Logo 8921101556
Awaken Your Essence
Carolina Girl Cookie Logo
Figgy Co 300x300
Food Lion
Excite Credit Union
Womens Wellness
Tootsie Wootsie
Pedego New
Infinity Logo 1
Stillpoint Counseling
Girls Rugby
Ilm Yoga
Poujee Pets
Kultural Pole Arts
Rsvp Cape Fear
Whitejohnsonlogo 2
Renoja New
Pt For Women
Optimal Bio
9round 300x300
Inspire Brunswick
Pender Pelvic 300x300
Moss Construction
Blueberry Festival
Bib Logo Green Pantone
Self Help Cu 300x300
Plantation Village
Cambridge Village 1
Coastal Vascular
Planet Fitness 300x300
Progress Medical
Fulford Heating Cooling
Battleship Marathon 300x300
Stretch Lab