Run For Mums 5K to Benefit Coastal Women’s Shelter

Coastal Women's Shelter

Coastal Women’s Shelter and New Bern Parks & Recreation are hosting the Run For Mums 5K & 1 mile walk, Sunday, October 11th, at Union Point Park in downtown New Bern. The cost is $30 for 5K runners and $25 for 1 milers; both include a race t-shirt.

The race will begin and end at Union Point Park and goes through New Bern’s historic downtown district. Early registration and packet pick-up will be at the Coastal Women’s Shelter table at Mumfest on Saturday, October 10th. Day of registration and packet pick-up will begin at 6:00  am and the race will begin at 7:30 AM. Online registration can be done via

Awards will be given to the 5K overall male and female winners, as well as to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place males and females in each age of the 9 age groups.

Proceeds for the run/walk will benefit Coastal Women’s Shelter. The money raised will be used to help individuals and families live free from abuse in Craven, Jones, and Pamlico counties.

Sponsors include New Bern Parks & Recreation, Coastal Women’s Shelter, Craven County Independent Insurance Agents Association, Pinecone Home And Garden, The Plant Stand at Garner Farms, and White’s Farm.

For more information call Carey Ashcroft at (252) 638-4509 or call Trevor Freitas with New Bern Parks & Recreation at (252) 639-2907. Visit for more information.

Submitted by: Carey Ashcroft, CWS Fund Development Coordinator