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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 our Marine Chevy Beat the Bridge

10k & 5k!


Sledgehammer beach run
Presented by Marine Federal Credit Union

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 
Presented by Moore Buick GMC

Make a splash at the Moore Buick GMC New River Splash. Start the day with either the Triathlon, Duathlon or 5k.

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invitational team camp


The ECI Team Camp is one of the premier high school boys basketball team camps in the southeastern United States.



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 Fuzzy Peach

 Run the 5k trail course around Hines Farm & Stables and then enjoy a yummy treat from Fuzzy Peach at the finish line

Frogman 3D Bowhunters Challenge & 5K

Frogman was created by The Campbell Family in 2012 to honor the wish of their beloved SOC (SEAL) Christopher Campbell. Chris lost his life during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, in which he and 30 others Americans were riding, was shot down on August 6, 2011.  The event honors his final wish to support combat wounded veterans, his love for hunting, especially bow hunting, and the outdoors. 

By supporting Frogman, you ensure that Chris’ wish carries on and that he and his teammates are never forgotten! 

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Presented by Bob Mills Mitsubishi

When you hear the word mullet, do you think of the fish or the rockin’ hairstyle? With our race, we hope your future answer will be both. 

We hope that you will use this opportunity to show off your fun clothing and awesome mullet hairstyles. Whether it is the North Carolina Neck Warmer, the Kentucky Waterfall, the Camero Crash Helmet, the Tennessee Top Hat, the Beaver Paddle, the El Camino Headrest, or even the Mississippi Mudflap, all mullets are welcomed…and actually encouraged.

Partner Events

battle at the beach soccer

Presented by Marine Chevy

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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.


March 2023

Jacksonville High School & Swansboro High School



August 2023

Jacksonville High School & Swansboro High School

Playing Soccer

Heroes Play Here


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