26.2 | Full Marathon
The Full Marathon is the perfect Boston Marathon qualifying event because it’s fast, flat, and notorious for being the backdrop for setting personal bests. The course runs through Wrightsville Beach, Landfall, and winds up at UNCW’s campus. Let the Intracoastal Waterway be your guide as you take on this scenic path for runners of all skill levels.
Schedule of Events
Friday, March 8th
11:00AM – Expo/Packet Pickup
6:20pm The Marathon Madness Glow 5K
6:25pm The Marathon Madness Glow 1 mile
7:30pm -5K and 1 mile Awards
8:00pm Packet Pickup Ends
Saturday, March 9th
4:45am: Shuttle service begins
6:35am: National Anthem
6:40am: Half and Full Marathon and Marathon Relay Start
9:00am: Free Shuttle service begins to take runners back to the start area (remember that post race shuttles can take awhile due to race traffic around Wilmington)
8:00am to 1:00pm Post race party, beer, food, finish line celebration
10:00am: Half Marathon Awards
11:00am: Full Marathon Awards
1:00pm: Course Cutoff
1:00pm: Free Shuttle service ends
4:00pm: After Party at Waterman’s Brewing
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13.1 | Half Marathon
Designed to test your limits, the Half-Marathon guides runners on a fast-paced trip around Wrightsville Beach’s waterfront. As well as being a qualifying race, this run is also a popular one with veterans and first-time marathoners alike. Known for the flat terrain and plenty of straightaways, the course provides space for family and friends to cheer you on to victory.
“Greetings from Colorado…
I don’t normally do this, but I wanted to take a minute to tell you what a great race you put on Saturday. In the last six years, I have run quite a few marathons, trying to run one in every state. Normally I can find at least one complaint with a marathon, but honestly, I couldn’t find anything wrong with Wrightsville Beach.
Your level of communication was just right… a happy cheerful tone to each email, instructions and directions for parking and expo were perfect, shuttle service was perfect, the weather was perfect, hotel information and reservations were easy, the gated community we ran thru was so lovely and I LOVED North Carolina!!!”Thank You
26.2 Relay | Marathon Relay
Grab a friend (or three) and get ready to cover some ground! The Marathon Relay is the perfect opportunity to perfect your skills as a team, with flat course expanses and a route that takes each of you through an iconic part of Wilmington or the Wrightsville Beach area. The exchanges happen quickly, so make sure each runner is ready to go, right from the starting line.
Zoom into our detailed maps of the course
Whether you are a runner looking to win your age group or a first time marathoner, you need to know the course. Zoom into our interactive maps to be sure you are familiar with course logistics.
5K | Great Beginner Race
If you’re not a hardcore runner, the 5K is a great place to start. Less intense than a full or half-marathon, the 5K provides a manageable course that makes it easy to mark your progress along the way. Show off all your hard work and use this flat, maintained course to improve your skills as a runner.
“Just a quick note to thank you for the outstanding race you put on every year. WB Half Marathon is my favorite event. Well done! I do a lot of half marathons and when I take their surveys, I can never in good conscience check (x) “the best” under their questions because your race is simply the best. Don’t let it get to you about the medals! That stuff happens in business. I run a business and we get curve balls every day. You handled it with class. I saw you and your friends running Sunday morning (I was about to go back over the bridge) and I noticed you picking up trash along the route. That just shows the amount of class in which you operate. Thank You”Thank You, Matt
1MILE | Run Walk
Enjoy the company of friends, family, and fellow runners on this gentle course in comfortable coastal weather. Great for including the kids and dusting off those running shoes, this course is flat and easily navigated, so you and your running partners can move at your own pace to the finish line.