National Night Out
August 4, 2020,
October 6, 2020, 5-9PM, Rain or Shine
Riverwalk Crossing Park
We’re not cancelling, we’ve rescheduled this family fun event! National Night Out is America’s night out against crime and is usually held annually on the first Tuesday of August at Riverwalk Crossing Park in downtown Jacksonville. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 6. The City of Jacksonville, along with community partners, hosts this exciting annual event to celebrate community and to promote crime prevention. More than 12,000 citizens attend each year. Jacksonville’s NNO is Free and Open to the Public.
Jacksonville’s NNO event won the NC Association of Festivals and Events, Event of the Year Award a few years ago and organizers are working to make this year’s event even better! Jacksonville’s National Night Out is open to the public. Admission, parking and shuttle service are free. Shuttle service is provided by Jacksonville Transit.
Running With The Law
10K, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
August 1, 2020 October 3, 2020
Run side by side with area Law enforcement officers, get some exercise, and support a great cause. Running with the Law 5K is a ’sister’ event to National Night Out. 2020 is the eighth year of the event and we are working on growing the event at the Jacksonville Commons. More than 225 runners of all ages participated in 2019. Medals are awarded to top finishers per age category. All will receive a participant finishers medal. Register online
Thank you Jacksonville Onslow Sports Commission for adding Running With The Law to the RACEJOSC Series. Proceeds for Running with the Law support NC Special Olympics. This event is open to the public. Questions? Call 910 938-5312.
- Early registration - $25, ends October 1 at Noon
- Youth Registration (12 & Under) - $10
- Registration after October 1 at noon - 5K $30
- Race packet pick up will take place on Friday October 2 from 9AM-6PM at the Commons Recreation Complex Administration office.
- Race Starts at 7:30AM
- Participants receive an event t-shirt & finisher medal
- Medals (various age groups, overall male, female)
- Proceeds benefit NC Special Olympics
Help Make These Events Great
Vendors - A limited number of vendor spaces are available for food vendors, commercial businesses, and non-profit groups/agencies. Jacksonville’s National Night Out is an annual police-community partnership event with a goal to raise awareness on the following topics: Public Safety, Crime Prevention, Health, Education and Youth Programs. Therefore, it will be a mandatory requirement for all vendors (with the exception of food vendors) to indicate on the application how they will promote one of these topics. Download the 2020 Vendor Packet.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call 910 455-4000.
Support - We hope you or your organization will consider being a sponsor for National Night Out. It’s a great way to give back to your community and make connections. To sponsor this event, please call NNO Sponsor Coordinator, Beth Purcell at 910 455-1772. Download Sponsor Packet (PDF) Updated sponsor packets available soon.
Thank You 2019 NNO Sponsors!