Registration For 2019 Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach, NC
March 8-9, 2019

Athlete Event Information: IMPORTANT (email send Monday 3/10)

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Pre-Event Email Information

Dear Athletes


Get ready for the Marathon Madness weekend!  We hope you are excited, ready to have a blast and looking forward to enjoying a full weekend of running events!  Please read the following information carefully as all information is very important and critical toward your experience here in Wrightsville Beach, NC

Event Rules
PARTICIPANT BIBS: Every competitor shall be provided with number bibs, which must be worn conspicuously on the FRONT when competing. The number bibs are to be worn as issued, cutting or folding numbers is not permitted. No athlete shall be permitted to participate in any competition without the appropriate number bib. Half marathon runners will wear BLUE bibs; Marathon Runners will wear YELLOW bibs.  Runners are responsible for checking their bib for accuracy. Runners may not switch races without authorization and without obtaining the appropriate bib.
HEADPHONES – While it is not illegal to use headphones – YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR LISTENING TO VOLUNTEERS.  Keep your headphones at an appropriate level so you can hear instructions from any course volunteer or race committee member.    It is your responsibility to know the course and adhere to any instructions given.
RUNNER INTEGRITY – Please be courteous of other participating runners and this includes letting faster runners pass.  Also remember this is a double loop course and you may pass slower runners.  Encourage them and pass with care
NO BIKE PACING – No bikes are allowed in Landfall, you may not pace a runner on a bike.  If you get caught, your runner will be disqualified. 


COURSE SAFETY – 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.
Race Weekend Important Information
    You must pick up your bib at the expo Friday from 4PM to 8PM or Saturday from 11AM to 6PM.  There is no race morning packet pickup.  The expo is in Mayfaire shopping center behind World Market and HHGREGG.  Click below for locations and to look up your bib number.  You will need your number for packet pickup.
  • TRANSFERS and REGISTRATION – If you missed the online transfer on Feb. 24th, you can transfer at the expo for $10.00.  We will issue you a new bib with your name, age, and information.  Also Registration for ALL events will be open at the expo if you have friends or family wanting to register.
  • ATHLETE MEETINGS – Please attend one of our 3 pre-event athlete Information Sessions to ask any questions and go over the course.  All session will be at the expo tent.
    • Friday at 6:30PM
    • Saturday at 12:00PM
    • Saturday at 3:00PM – meet your pacer here
  • RACE MORNING TRANSPORTATION – The best option will be to park at the finish line and take our buses to the start. ARRIVE AT THE BUS PICKUP EARLY.  DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.  Buses begin at 4:45am and End at 6:15am.  ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AT THE START BY 6:15AM.  Bus Pickup is in the Mayfaire Shopping Center next to Trysports.
  • POST RACE TRANSPORTATION and ICE BATH – If you decided to park at the beach for the start, you can take a trolley back to the beach from the finish line.  You can also take a van to Accent Physical Therapy to get an ice bath for $10.00.  For questions about the ice bath call John at (910) 256-6999.  This is the same pickup location as race morning.
  • EARLY BIRD START – 6:15AM.  This is ONLY for people who cannot make the 4 mile check point (14:30pace) or mile 15 mile check point (13:00 pace).  If you are one of these athletes it is your choice to start early, you must check in at the timing table at the expo.  We will mark your bib and put you in the computer starting early.  ONLY USE THIS START IF NECESSARY – this is a chip time only start.  If you do not check in at the expo with our timers, you CAN NOT start at 6:15AM or you will be disqualified with no time or finish.
  • OFFICIAL GUN TIME START – 6:45AM  There will be 2 corrals split up by time.  Corrals will start right after each other.
  • WRIST BAND -FULL MARATHON – You must get a  yellow/orange wrist band at mile 19. You need this to get your official finish time.
  • NUTRITION – Gatorade and Hammer Gels will be at aid stations for nutrition.  For the Marathon you will have oranges and bananas at the mile 19 aid station on your 2nd loop.
  • ELI’s 1 MILE RUN – will be at 8:45AM at the Mayfaire Event Field
  • WB 5K will be at 5:00PM at the Mayfaire Event Field
  • PASTA DINNER: with FRANK SHORTER – There are still tickets left for the 2014 Quintiles Pasta Dinner.  This will be our biggest one yet with over 250 people.  You can still buy tickets for the pasta dinner at the expo in Mayfaire Shopping Center.
  • FREE PARTICIPANT PHOTOS – Smile near mile 5, 12, 17.5 and 25 courtesy of Land Rover Cape Fear!  Photos will be emailed to you as soon as they are uploaded


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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.