The Runner Film 5K

Please come and join us for The Runner Film 5K! Not only will you get to run a 5K but you'll get to be an extra in our indie short film!

The race will begin at 9:30am on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at Long Leaf Park in Wilmington. The race will be timed but no awards will be given at this race. All participants will be credited in the "Special Thanks" portion of the film credits at the end of the movie.

The Runner is a short film centering around Justin, a young gay man who, like many, is looking for love. After many unsuccessful attempts to make a connection with someone, he realizes that he needs to try something different. In an effort to find new ways at meeting people, he tries his hand at running and eventually grows to love it and as a result, finds himself and unlocks a passion for something bigger than he ever thought possible. The Runner will take our viewers on a journey of one man's self-discovery and the impact he has on himself and those closest to him. And through our lens, we aim to show a story of love and how those who are different can still be just as ordinary as anyone else.

The film builds up to a 5K that Justin trains for. The Runner Film 5K is a genuine 5K but the only difference between this 5K and others is that this will be filmed for the purposes of being used in our movie. 

By signing up for our race, you'll be agreeing to be an extra in our short film. There will be no guarantees of how much/little screen time each participant will have. The majority of this scene will be aerial shots and group shots. In order to be in our short film, participants under 18 will need to have a parent/guardian present.

If you register for the 5K, it's very important that you show up on-time. Our scenes require numerous participants in order to get the feel of the film's theme. Thank you!

We plan on shooting additional race scenes prior to and after the 5K. Participants are welcome to take part in those scenes, too. We will need at least 10-15 people for each additional scene. To take part in scenes prior to the 5K, please arrive at 8am. 

Please follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19. If you are sick, feel sick, or have/may have been exposed, please don't take part in this race. 

Please consider donating to our sponsor! All proceeds will be donated to the LGBTQ Center of the Cape Fear Coast. You can visit their website at

We look forward to seeing you on the big day!


June 26, 2022


The Runner Film 5K
June 26, 2022 (Sunday) - 09:30
5 kilometers
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road


Jun 26 2022 : Clear throughout the day.
20.1°C - 29.2°C (68.2°F - 84.5°F)

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Last checked on 2022-08-19


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