Registration For 2019 Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach, NC
March 8-9, 2019
Your Marathon Training Starts Now

Without Limits can help you reach your goals in your next race. Whether it is through our online coaching program or wearing our apparel, we want you to Embrace the Challenge in your next event!  Do work, Embrace the Challenge, say I AM WITHOUT LIMITS!

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.

“You may be getting overrun with e-ml’s and not see this, but I just wanted to say thank you for the excellent communication for this past weekend’s event.  I did the half-marathon, my first time running in the Wilmington area.  Of the 40+ events I’ve done over the years, mostly in the Charlotte NC area, this was by far the best.  I especially appreciated the encouraging words and clear & concise e-ml’s.  The logistics could’ve been challenging, if not for your communications.  Thank you and I look forward to doing it again.”

Take care,

Brian

Sincerely, Brian

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.

All Maps and logistics here

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.

#WBMARATHON
  • 23 Sep, 2018
    Getting close folks. Remember $20 for each registration goes straight to the cause along with direct donations. Ya'll are awesome #wbmarathon #hurricaneflorence #capefearstrong #wilmingtonnc #marathon #runchat
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  • 21 Sep, 2018
    First installment of $2500 going directly to hurricane relief today. Thank you runners near and far, this is a ton of help. More is coming and another check will be written next week. #wbmarathon #runchat https://www.wrightsvillebeachmarathon.com/hurricane-florence-relief/
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  • 18 Sep, 2018
    The #wbmarathon is raising funds for hurricane victims. You can donate, start a personal fundraiser and if you sign up before the end of the month $20 from each entry will go toward the relief efforts. https://www.wrightsvillebeachmarathon.com/hurricane-florence-relief/
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  • 15 Sep, 2018
    Who is ready for this again? It's time for #florence to exit and we get our awesome city back. #runforwrightsville #ilmstrong #wbmarathon
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  • 12 Sep, 2018
    Wish us luck everyone. Say a prayer. Go for a run wherever you live or where you are staying and hashtag #runforwrightsville. #wbmarathon #hurricaneflorence #marathonmadness #florence
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  • 6 Sep, 2018
    Here's another #ThrowbackThursday in honor of our 10 year anniversary! Were you there? Recognize anyone? #wbmarathon
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  • 6 Sep, 2018
    Hey folks, don't forget that our 2019 race is March 9! That's earlier in the year than it's been previously. Cool weather + a flat, scenic course = a fast, fun run! #wbmarathon #marathon #halfmarathon #twentysixpointwo #thirteenpointone #running #runchat
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  • 3 Sep, 2018
    The Without Limits team doing intervals at mile 11 on the marathon course. Not a bad place to train. @iamwithoutlimits #wbmarathon #embracethechallenge
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  • 3 Sep, 2018
    Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! We're excited for our 10th year of Wrightsville Beach Marathon and we hope you are too. The race is filling up, so get that registration in! https://www.wrightsvillebeachmarathon.com/registration/ "We love our running community...if you to racing events you'll see people supporting each other all the time, and that's what you're going to get when you come to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach for the NHRMC Wrightsville Beach Marathon." -Race Director @tclifford626
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  • 31 Aug, 2018
    Thanks for choosing our race for your first half, Rona (and congrats!) Our flat, scenic course is great for attempting your first half or full marathon, or achieving a PR. Keep tagging us in your feedback/photos to be featured on #FanFriday 🙌 #wbmarathon #wrightsvillebeach #wilmingtonnc #marathon
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  • 29 Aug, 2018
    Did you know you can take part in our marathon without running the full 26.2 miles? Grab a few friends and sign up as a relay team! 💪 http://bit.ly/2019WBMarathon
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  • 24 Aug, 2018
    The Friday evening event is going to be, well glowing with fun. 😂 Mark those calendars for March 8 and 9, or, just get signed up now😁 Www.wrightsvillebeachmarathon.com
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  • 20 Aug, 2018
    You can do it because you ARE courageous! #MotivationMonday #wbmarathon @roc40
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  • 17 Aug, 2018
    When you choose the Wrightsville Beach Marathon, you don't just get a great race. You get two days of events, including an after party (plus a weekend at the beach! 🌴) #beachmarathon #destinationmarathon #marathon #wbmarathon #wrightsvillebeach #wilmingtonnc
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  • 15 Aug, 2018
    9 years of saved swag from the #wbmarathon Pretty cool. Looking forward to 10 years. #marathontraining
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  • 14 Aug, 2018
    Here's another #TuesdayTip from our race director, @tclifford626 . Tell us in the comments how you stay motivated! 💪 #wbmarathon #iamwithoutlimits
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  • 10 Aug, 2018
    We agree, Laura! It's easier to grind out those last few miles when you've got so many folks cheering you on (we love those homemade signs!). Keep tagging us in your reviews and photos to be featured on #FanFriday #wbmarathon #marathon
    @wbmarathon
  • 7 Aug, 2018
    Here's a #TuesdayTip from our race director, Tom @tclifford626 . What about you guys? What's your go-to fuel for a big race? #iamwithoutlimits #runningwithtom
    @wbmarathon
  • 2 Aug, 2018
    #tbt Miss that price increase deadline? You’re in luck! Take $10 off your registration for the full, half or relay using promo code 10OFFWBM. Hurry - offer’s good only through Friday, 8/3 by 11:59pm ET! #wbmarathon #marathon #10years #halfmarathon
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  • 28 Jul, 2018
    Reminder, prices increase $15.00 Wednesday. #marathon #halfmarathon #10years #wbmarathon Register: www.wrightsvillebeachmarathon.com
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Just want to tell you how much i enjoyed the race. I've run in several marathons and consider this the best organized from start to finish. I did set a new personal best and my son-in-law qualified for The Boston Marathon. A Big Thank You to all the volunteers and of coarse to you for all the hard work it takes to make this a success. I live in Sugar Land Texas just to let you know this was no small trip. Again THANKS SO MUCH TO ALL.

Sincerely, James
P.S. The after race celebrations were excellent.

Proactive Lifestyle Events is a 501C3 Non Profit Organization that puts on athletic events, particularly marathon races and endurance events to serve the local community of Wilmington, North Carolina and surrounding areas. We strive to create a world class experience, promote health and fitness for all ages, and give back to our community.