Local Events

Healthy Happenings Around Town

Check out all of the healthy events, classes, and run/walks going on in your community. Step it up and try a new exercise class, attend an event and learn more about your health, or set a goal to walk a 5K race. There are so many wonderful ways to get healthy, and have fun doing it. You might even find that you enjoy doing something that you never would have imagined doing before.  Check back often because we will keep adding new things to do around town.


Check out all of the events below that are happening around town. If you’d like to submit an event, send it here moreinfo@lightenuponslow.org and we will post it.


Healthy Kids Running Series
The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five week running program in the spring and fall for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. Read More...


Zing Zumm Runn
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017
Jacksonville, NC


Earth and Surf Fest 5K
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017
North Topsail Beach, NC


Sand-Sational Run the Beach 8k
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017
Camp Lejeune, NC


Church Basketball League
Location: Onslow Pines Park, Jacksonville, NC

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Fitness Activities for Senior Citizens
Location: Onslow Pines Park, Jacksonville, NC

                         Ongoing Check for Times



Only in Onslow
Enjoy a stroll through downtown Richlands on their historic walking trail.

Onslow County Parks and Recreation
Beach Access Sites, crosswalks and New River Waterfront Park

Bicycle Routes

    Jacksonville City to the Sea (map) 
    Richlands Loop (map)
    Maps available Administration Office Onslow Pines Road

Paddle Trails

    New River Paddle Trail (map)
    White Oak River Paddle Trail (map)
    Maps available at Administration Office on Onslow Pines Road


   New River Waterfront Park
   Hubert By-Pass Park 
   Onslow Pines Park
   Stump Sound Park
   Deppe Park in Hofmann Forest
   Richlands Steed Park
   Oakhurst Nature Park 


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