Registration For 2017 Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach, NC
March 16-17, 2018
Registration opens May 1st, 2017.  Get ready to race and party on Saturday March 17th, 2018 (St. Patricks Day!)

NHRMC Wrightsville Beach Half Marathon 13.1

Saturday March 25, 2017
Start times 6:40AM
Start: Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Finish: University of North Carolina at Wilmington

The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Wrightsville Beach Half Marathon Madness is fast and flat, moving through the Wrightsville Beach waterfront. Combined with the huge bonus of the race being Qualifier, it’s no surprise why this half attracts a healthy variety of runners—from first timers to veterans—and sells out fast.

With various straightaways that runners cover over the course of the race, your families and friends will have the opportunity to cheer you on during the various straightaways in the course, with no shortage of encouragement from our spectator hotspots and NCAA-themed cheer stations. It’s March Madness, after all!

Picture yourself on the course running strong and relaxed. We’ll see you out there!

Important Registration Deadlines

  • Early Bird Special May 1st – Friday May 20th, 2016 at 11:59PM EST: $55.00
  • May 21 – Friday October 28, 2016 at 11:59PM EST: $65.00
  • October 29th, 2016 – Friday January 6th 2017 at 11:59PM EST: $85.00
  • January 7th –  Friday March 17, 2017 at 11:59PM EST: $95.00
  • On site registration: $110.00

Prizes and Awards | Elite Entries Available

  • 1st Overall Male & Female: $400 each
  • 2nd Overall Male & Female: $200 each
  • 3rd Overall Male & Female: $150 each
  • 1st Overall Masters Male & Female: $125 each
  • 2nd Overall Masters Male & Female: $75 each
  • 3rd Overall Masters Male & Female $50 each

To receive a complimentary Entry and Hotel (Limited to 5), male athletes would need to have run the following (or under) in the past 12 months:

  • 1:12:00 (13.1)
  • 33:00 (10K)
  • 15:30 (5K)

To receive a complimentary Entry and Hotel (Limited to 5), female athletes would need to have run the following (or under) in the past 12 months:

  • 1:22:00 (13.1)
  • 38:00 (10K)
  • 18:20 (5K)

15:00/Mile Pace Limit

Miles 3 and 4 are the two specific locations on the course that runners re-enter, and these areas must be pretty clear of the mass runners coming back to ensure the safety of all participants. Since our course is unique with repeating spots, the half marathon has a 15:00/mi pace limit, and you must be able to clear mile 3 and mile 4 at this pace. Thanks for understanding!


Event Day Information

Start Time
Official Start: 6:40AM

Race Day Bag Check
We cannot take responsibility for lost items, but we will have a van to take bags or leftover clothing to the finish line. We do not give participants bags to check, participants are responsible for checking their own homemade bags and we will transport them to the finish.

Packet Pick Up
Marathoners are responsible for picking up their packet before the race. Please note that these are the only times you can get your packet. If you are unable to make it, a friend or family member may pick it up for you.  If you absolutely have no option to get your packet – fill out this form

Where: Burney Center, UNCW Campus – Click here for Map
When: Friday, March 24th | 11:00am-9:00PM
Course information Session for Questions: 12:00pm, 5:00pm and 7:30pm

Important Information:

  • On-site registration will only be available if the race has open slots. Otherwise, no on-site registration will be available.
  • We cannot offer refunds for this event, but you may gift or transfer your entry to another runner before February 24 by logging into your Runsignup.com profile.
  • The course will be closed 6 hours after the start of the event. Event organizers reserve the right to pull athletes from the course, at any time, should it appear they will not reach the finish within 6 hours.
  • Walkers are not permitted in the marathon.
  • Please note it is unsafe to wear headphones while running. Event organizers will not restrict headphone use and leave it up to the athlete on his/ her ability to follow direction while wearing headphone devices. If you do choose to wear headphones please keep the volume level down so you are able to hear and follow the direction of course volunteers.
  • In consideration of the safety of all participants, no hand cycles, strollers, baby joggers, babies in carriers/backpacks, in-line skates, skateboards, bicycles or animals on leashes will be allowed on the course. This will be strictly enforced.