Annual Events

Owned & Operated Events

The Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission

owns and operates various events throughout the year. 


Presented by Clean Eatz

Kick off the new year with a fitness and health expo that showcases the many options to become healthier and fit. Find what it means to be fit and healthy for you at Fit4U presented by Clean Eatz.

Giveaways, demonstrations, vendors and a Fabulous 5k!


Sledgehammer beach run

Presented by USMT

Take in the views and explore North Topsail Beach while running on the sand in either our Half Marathon, 10k or 5k.


Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission is proud to present the "Sledgehammer Beach Run" in memory of Dr. E. B. Sledge.

freedom fight

Presented by Marine Chevy

Freedom Fight is in conjunction with the All-Marine Boxing Alumni and is sanctioned by USA Boxing, Inc.

Once again boxers from outside North Carolina will be competing against local talent. It will be another exciting night that you won’t want to miss.


new river splash festival

Presented by Moore Buick GMC

Make a splash at the Moore Buick GMC New River Splash Triathlon & Festival. Start the day with either the Triathlon, Duathlon or 5k then stick around for the festival. Grab some friends for some yoga in the park, sign up for a boat tour, enjoy kayaking or paddle boarding on the New River and visit the various vendors.


Presented by Marine Federal Credit Union

The Marine Federal Credit Union Football Jamboree features Onslow’s County’s high school teams along with teams from surrounding counties as they scrimmage to kickoff the high school football season.



Presented by Coastal Bank & Trust

To honor those who have advanced sport in Onslow County, the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission created the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. From athletes to coaches to contributors, the members of the Hall of Fame have been the heart of “everything athletic” in our community over the years. Organizers and supporters believed the rich sports history of our area should be memorialized and that an annual observance of those who have enhanced our lives with their performances and commitment should be undertaken.


Presented by Marine Chevy

Can you conquer TWO bridges??

Join us for Beat the Bridge 10K/5K in beautiful downtown Jacksonville, NC. Our event will highlight the beauty of the City of Jacksonville, the commitment the military community and local community have to working together, and the determination and optimism of local athletes. Part of the proceeds benefit Semper Fi Fund.



Presented by Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Frozen Custard, sign up today to take the Freddy’s Frozen Custard Challenge or sign up for the 5k!

Challengers, run the flat course around the Commons Loop and then head into a nature trail filled with frozen custard treats and several physical challenges. 5k runners run the flat course around the Commons Loop and then enjoy some frozen custard at the finish line.

Partner Events

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This show is open to all car, bike, and truck enthusiasts. Opportunities for the whole family include food vendors and shopping for arts and crafts.

battle at the beach soccer

Presented by Marine Chevy

Jacksonville and Swansboro High Schools have taken the lead on this event since its inception. North Carolina high school soccer teams will take the field for preseason scrimmages as they gear up for the regular season. Teams come from all over the state to compete in this two-day event.

2021 Event Information

August 20 & 21

Jacksonville High School & Swansboro High School

Playing Soccer

Heroes Play Here


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