Registration For 2020 Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach, NC
March 20-21, 2020

New Hanover Regional Medical Center Wilmington Marathon Madness Races

2020 Race Information

Each link below will have information, course maps and rules for each race.  Be sure you read all information that pertains to the race you plan to do.

 

 

Start: JOHNNY MERCER PIER Finish: Downtown Wilmington on Water St./River Front Park Expo/Packet Pickup 11am to 8pm Friday: Wilmington Convention Center

ABOUT THE COURSE:

The new 2020 course will start at Johnny Mercer Pier overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at sunrise. The half, full and relay will take off and head west toward downtown Wilmington. The first 5 miles will be on flat main roads. Runners will have 1 entire lane and the shoulder. Spectators can watch along this portion and can head downtown for the finish. Roads will be open for traffic at all times with a few detours. Once the runners hit mile 6.5, they will turn onto US 74 and head downtown. This will be a quiet portion of the event, as spectators will not be allowed here, but we will have aid station, signage, and music. By mile 9, US 74 raises up over the marsh land of Wilmington and runners will be elevated over land for 1.5 miles until the half splits from the full. The half marathon runs through Historic Downtown Wilmington to the River Front finish.

The full marathon will continue over the Isabelle Holmes Bridge, and then have two climbs, one over the Battleship bridge and the biggest climb at the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge between miles 13 and 13.5. From there, the rest of the course is mostly flat as the full marathon travels around Greenfield Lake trail as an out and back. The finish is on the River Front in beautiful Historic Downtown Wilmington in front of the federal courthouse on Water Street.

NHRMC Wilmington Marathon Madness

Event Day Information Start: 7:00am 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.  There is no race morning packet pickup Course Cutoffs 2020 cutoff times coming soon Race Day Rules

  • On-site registration will only be available at the expo 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 21st.  Click here for transfers or deferrals.
  • USATF Rule #144 states that you cannot pace a runner in any way.  This will results in a disqualification of the runner if caught.  All pacers must start the race and be registered participant.
  • The course will be closed 6:20:00 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 6:20:00.
  • Walking in the race is fine, as long as you reach the course cutoff.
  • 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.
  • Running our marathon for the first time? Follow these running training tips to conquer our course!
  • Is this your first marathon? Find out why you need a marathon training program to succeed.

Prizes and Awards | Elite Entries Available *All marathoners will receive a finisher medal and race t-shirt *Winners of each age group will receive a custom growler: 18 and under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ 1st Overall Male & Female: $300 each 2nd Overall Male & Female: $150 each 3rd Overall Male & Female: $100 each 1st Overall Masters Male & Female: $100 each 2nd Overall Masters Male & Female: $75 each 3rd Overall Masters Male & Female $50 each Course Map

Still have a question?  Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more answers

NHRMC Wilmington Half Marathon Madness

Event Day Information Start: 7:00am 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 Half 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.  There is no race morning packet pickup Course Cutoffs 2020 cutoff times coming soon Race Day Rules

  • On-site registration will only be available at the expo 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 21st.  Click here for transfers or deferrals.
  • USATF Rule #144 states that you cannot pace a runner in any way.  This will results in a disqualification of the runner if caught.  All pacers must start the race and be registered participant.
  • The course will be closed 6:20:00 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 6:20:00.
  • Walking in the race is fine, as long as you reach the course cutoff.
  • 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.
  • Running our marathon for the first time? Follow these running training tips to conquer our course!
  • Is this your first marathon? Find out why you need a marathon training program to succeed.

Prizes and Awards | Elite Entries Available *All marathoners will receive a finisher medal and race t-shirt *Winners of each age group will receive a custom growler: 18 and under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ 1st Overall Male & Female: $300 each 2nd Overall Male & Female: $150 each 3rd Overall Male & Female: $100 each 1st Overall Masters Male & Female: $100 each 2nd Overall Masters Male & Female: $75 each 3rd Overall Masters Male & Female $50 each Course Map

Still have a question?  Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more answers

NHRMC Wilmington Marathon Madness Relay

2020 Information coming soon Event Day Information Start: 7:00am 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.  There is no race morning packet pickup Course Cutoffs 2020 cutoff times coming soon Race Day Rules

 

 

  • On-site registration will only be available at the expo 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 21st.  Click here for transfers or deferrals.
  • USATF Rule #144 states that you cannot pace a runner in any way.  This will results in a disqualification of the runner if caught.  All pacers must start the race and be registered participant.
  • The course will be closed 6:20:00 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 6:20:00.
  • Walking in the race is fine, as long as you reach the course cutoff.
  • 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.
  • Running our marathon for the first time? Follow these running training tips to conquer our course!
  • Is this your first marathon? Find out why you need a marathon training program to succeed.

Prizes and Awards *All marathon relay participants will receive a finisher medal and race t-shirt * Top All Male Team, All Female Team and Mixed Team will be awarded

Still have a question?  Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more answers

GAME DAY 5K

2020 Information coming soon   Event Day Information Start: 6:00pm Packet Pick Up 5K Runners  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.  There is no race morning packet pickup Race Day Rules

 

  • On-site registration will only be available at the expo.
  • We cannot offer refunds for this event, but you may gift or transfer your entry to another runner before February 21st.  Click here for transfers or deferrals.
  • USATF Rule #144 states that you cannot pace a runner in any way.  This will results in a disqualification of the runner if caught.  All pacers must start the race and be registered participant.
  • Walking in the race is fine, as long as you reach the course cutoff.
  • 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.
  • Running our marathon for the first time? Follow these running training tips to conquer our course!
  • Is this your first marathon? Find out why you need a marathon training program to succeed.

Prizes and Awards *All 5K Participants will receive a finisher medal * Overall winners will receive gift cards *Winners of each age group will receive a custom growler: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71+

Still have a question?  Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more answers

GAME DAY 1.6 mile
2020 Information coming soon   Event Day Information Start: 6:10pm Packet Pick Up 1.6 mile Runners  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.  There is no race morning packet pickup Race Day Rules

 

 

 

  • On-site registration will only be available at the expo.
  • We cannot offer refunds for this event, but you may gift or transfer your entry to another runner before February 21st.  Click here for transfers or deferrals.
  • USATF Rule #144 states that you cannot pace a runner in any way.  This will results in a disqualification of the runner if caught.  All pacers must start the race and be registered participant.
  • Walking in the race is fine, as long as you reach the course cutoff.
  • 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.
  • Running our marathon for the first time? Follow these running training tips to conquer our course!
  • Is this your first marathon? Find out why you need a marathon training program to succeed.

Prizes and Awards *All 1.6 mile Participants will receive a finisher medal * Overall winners will receive gift cards *The Top 5 male and female finishers will be awarded

Still have a question?  Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more answers</spa

Shuttle Maps
2020 Shuttle Maps coming soon  

Course Nutrition

GATORADE, WATER, CLIF GELS – Vanilla and Rasberry, FRUIT and COKE
13.1 Aid Locations at Miles: coming soon
26.2 Aid Locations at Miles: coming soon

Start and Finish Address

Start: JOHNNY MERCER PIER
Finish: Downtown Wilmington on Water St./River Front Park
Expo/Packet Pickup 11am to 8pm Friday: Wilmington Convention Center

Sponsors

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.