Steps for Sturgeon City

Sturgeon City is a non-profit Environmental Education center located in downtown Jacksonville, NC. Our mission is to become the model for inspiring youth leadership, civic involvement, habitat restoration, environmental education and stewardship of the New River and coastal wetlands. We achieve our mission through providing hands-on environmental education programs for all ages that take place at the site of the former wastewater treatment plant for the City of Jacksonville.

We greatly appreciate your interest in participating in the Steps for Sturgeon City fundraiser. All proceeds from this will go towards creating and providing supplies for our many science programs. To see the various programs we offer please click here

Race Information

Run wherever you want! The course is yours! You can select to participate in a 1 mile, 5k or 10k virtual run. 

Virtual Race Dates

March 17-28, 2021

Complete your run on any day of your choosing during the dates listed above. You will not be required to submit your results but if you would like to, please email a picture of them to

As a participant in the race you will receive a race shirt with your registration. You can choose to have your shirt mailed to you or come down to Sturgeon City on one of the shirt pick-up days. You must register by February 15th, 2021 in order to guarantee receiving a shirt. Adult shirts are unisex and we will not be able to switch out sizes. 

Race Price 

Adult (13 and older): $30

Child (12 and younger): $20

Shirt pick-up

Come to Sturgeon City to pick up your race shirt on the days  and location below.

March 8-9, 2021 from 10am-2pm

March 15-16, 2021 from 3pm-7pm

Physical Address

50 Court Street

Jacksonville, NC 28540


Considering sponsoring the Steps for Sturgeon City virtual run? Find information below on what you or your organization will receive for your sponsorship. We couldn't do this without you! 

$100 Sponsorship

You will get your name listed on our website and back of the race shirt. 

$250 Sponsorship

You will get your name listed on our website, the back of the race shirt and a Sturgeon City water bottle. 

$500 Sponsorship

You will get your name listed on our website, the back of the race shirt, Sturgeon City water bottle and embroidered shirt.

You can choose to submit payment for a sponsorship by:

 - receiving an email invoice online via square

 - paying over the phone via credit card

 - pay in person at Sturgeon City via credit card, check, or cash

 - Mailing a check. Make check out to Sturgeon City and mail to:

       Sturgeon City

       PO Box 1056

       Jacksonville, NC 28541

Want to sponsor the race? Please fill out this online sponsorship form and submit. A Sturgeon City staff member will be in contact with you once it is received. 

Sponsorships must be purchased no later than February 15th, 2021 to ensure your logo is included on the race shirt. 

Ready to register?

Click the link below to be taken to the ticket purchase page. 

You will be asked some registration questions. The final question is referring to the statement below. Please read carefully.

In consideration of your accepting this entry, I, the below signed, intending to be legally bound, for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators, waive and release and any all rights and claims for damages I may have against the race, and sponsors and their representatives, successors and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by me in said event. I attest that I will participate in this event as a footrace, that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained for the completion of this event. Furthermore, I hereby grant full permission to use my name and likeliness, as well as any photographs and any record of this event in which I may appear for any legitimate purpose, including advertising and promotion. *

Race Sponsors

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