Wilmington Historic Half Marathon

  • $89 - 2 Race Challenge
  • $35 - 5K Registration
  • $69 - Half Marathon Registration
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Dec. 4 2021

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REGISTRATION is now open for the Wilmington Historic Half Marathon & 5K – December 4th, 2021.  Please CLICK HERE to register for the race!

 

 

Half Marathon:

The giveaway item for the half marathon is a Quarter Zip in a soft heathered stretch fabric.  They are in unisex sizing available from Adult X-Small to Adult XX-Large.  All finishers will receive a beautifully designed 6″ Spinner Medal.

 

5K:

Participants will receive a Beanie that is exclusive to the 5K only and is one size fits all.  Finishers will receive a 4″ medal that showcases the famous Cape Fear Memorial Bridge that slides up and down.

 

Challenge:

Will receive all of the above + a bonus Challenge Slider.

 

Finish Line Gift:

As tradition has it the first 1500 registered participants will receive an exclusive 2021 finish line gift from the Coastal Race Team as a special thank you for committing to run with us in December!  (This is only for participants registered to run on location and does not include virtual runners)

REGISTRATION is now open for the Wilmington Historic Half Marathon & 5K – December 4th, 2021.  Please CLICK HERE to register for the race!

BART YASSO:

Come and meet Bart Yasso at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday December 3, 2021 from 2:00pm – 7:00pm.  You may know him as the “Mayor of Running” the now retired Runner’s World Chief Running Officer – the man who seemingly cheers on every runner across every finish line.  Join us as he shares his lessons, wisdom and insights learned from running in more than 1500 races near and far.  Experience first hand, not only how yasso’s training tip’s and practical advice make us all better runners, but also how his infectious spirit and love of life makes us all better people.  Bart is looking forward to meeting you at the Heath & Fitness Expo and not only starting your race but also cheering and greeting you as you run across the finish line.

START TIMES:

The 5K will start at 7:00am downtown on Front St.  CLICK HERE or walk to the intersection of Front & Red Cross St.  The Half Marathon will start in the same location at 7:45am.  *Please Note:  If competing in the Challenge Event you must be able to complete the 5K in 35 minutes or less and make it back to the start line for the 7:45am Half Marathon Start.  There will be no late starts allowed.

PARKING:

There are over 10,000 public parking spots in downtown Wilmington, Click Here for a list of all available parking downtown.

AWARDS:

We will offer Overall Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male/Female and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male/Female Masters for both the Half Marathon & 5K. There will be age group awards for top 3 in 5 year age brackets.

AFTER PARTY & FINISH LINE:

Hosted at The Shell on the downtown Wilmington waterfront, participants will be given 1 free beer & BBQ ticket. You will also have the ability to purchase additional beer for $3/each.  We will accept credit/debit cards or cash and please remember to bring your ID.  No ID = No Beer.  

 

REGISTRATION is now open for the Wilmington Historic Half Marathon & 5K – December 4th, 2021.  Please CLICK HERE to register for the race!

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In addition to the donation options above, participants also have an opportunity to purchase a “Golden” or “Silver” bib online during registration in the “Add-ons” section.  With a donation of $100 (Golden Bib) or $50 (Silver Bib), participants will be given a VIP experience with extra perks.
*This must be done by purchasing the Golden/Silver bibs in the add-on section – not through the donation portal.

REGISTRATION is now open for the Wilmington Historic Half Marathon & 5K – December 4th, 2021.  Please CLICK HERE to register for the race!

Let me tell you why this course is really unique!
1) We are taking runners through the most historic areas of downtown Wilmington down Front St., 2nd St. and up Market St. – no other race is doing that!
2) We’re knocking out the 3 bridges in the first 5 miles – you’re welcome!
3) We’re going to get a little distance out by Greenfield lake but we’ve got a completely closed course to keep our runners safe on any roads!
4) Over 1 mile stretch to the finish line down the nation’s top ranked river walk!
5) A finish line party you don’t want to miss hosted at The Shell on the water with live music, free beer and good ol’ Carolina BBQ!

The Wilmington Historic Half Marathon and 5K take runners through some amazing views in a completely closed course through downtown Wilmington and other historic sites.  A race to remember and one you won’t soon forget includes the most historic routes of North Carolina’s largest historic district (downtown Wilmington, NC), along the nations top rated riverwalk/boardwalk and 3 bridges (in the half marathon only).  Check out the map above or our turn-by-turn directions below in the Historic Half Marathon to be held on December 7th, 2019!

HALF MARATHON

Start near the corner of Front St & Redcross St. heading South on Front St.
Left onto Ann St.
Left onto 2nd St.
Right onto Market St.
Turnaround at 5th. St.
Right on Front St.
Left on 3rd St.
Left onto Isabella Holmes Bridge
Left onto Hwy 74
Stay Left over Cape Fear Memorial Bridge
Left onto S. Front St.
Left onto Greenfield St.
Right onto E. Lake Shore Dr.
Greenway around Greenfield Lake
Off Greenway on Burnett St./3rd St.
Left onto Greenfield St.
Right onto S. Front St.
Left onto Nun St.
Right onto the Waterfront Boardwalk
There is a short jot onto Water St.
Finish on Boardwalk at The Shell
 

5K

Start near the corner of Front St & Redcross St. heading South on Front St.Start heading South on Front St.
Left onto Ann St.
Left onto 2nd St.
Right onto Market St.
Turnaround at 5th. St.
Right on Front St.
Left onto Cowan St.
Right onto Nutt St.
Left onto the Waterfront Boardwalk
Right at The Shell to Finish

REGISTRATION is now open for the Wilmington Historic Half Marathon & 5K – December 4th, 2021.  Please CLICK HERE to register for the race!

Expo & Packet Pick-Up

Join us for Packet Pick-Up on Friday as our team welcomes you to the city of Wilmington and answers and race day questions you may have.  Our Expo’s are a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere with vendors, music and a very special guest of honor.  The details are below so we hope to see you there! 

  • December 3, 2021 (Friday)
  • 2:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Located at The Shell – 10 Harnett St. Wilmington NC 28401
  • Meet & Greet with Bart Yasso               

You may know Bart Yasso as the “Mayor of Running” the now retired Runner’s World Chief Running Officer—the man who seemingly cheers on every runner across every finish line of every marathon. Join him in Wilmington he will share lessons, wisdom, and insights learned from running in more than 1,500 races near and far. Experience firsthand not only how Yasso’s training tips and practical advice make us all better runners, but also how his infectious spirit and love of life make us all better people.

We strongly suggest for you to pick-up your race packet at the Expo on Friday to take the stress out of race morning, but if for some reason you are unable to make it we will offer race morning pick-up near the starting line.  

 

REGISTRATION is now open for the Wilmington Historic Half Marathon & 5K – December 4th, 2021.  Please CLICK HERE to register for the race!

Packet Pickup & Fitness Expo:

This will take place on Friday December 3rd from 2pm – 7pm at The Shell (downtown Wilmington) on the water which is also the location of our finish line for the races.

Are Courses Certified?

Yes, both the 5K and half are certified and sanctioned with USATF.

Time Limit:

Our time limit is 90 minutes for the 5K and 3.5 hours for the half marathon.

Age Restrictions: We have no age group restrictions on any of our races. We do require any athlete under the age of 18 to have a parental guardian signature.

Dog Friendly:

We love our four legged friends but due to insurance, we are only allowed to accommodate dogs if you provide official ADA approved paperwork. Click Here for more information regarding the procedure, guidelines and official medical release waiver form.

Discounts:

We offer a 10% discount to heroes: Military, Teachers, Firefighters, Police, EMT’s. We also offer a discount to students. Please email us to receive your discount code.

Awards:

We will offer Overall Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male/Female and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male/Female Masters for both the Half Marathon & 5K. There will be age group awards for top 3 in 5 year age brackets.

Timing:

We provide an official chip and gun time using cutting edge equipment.  Overall awards use gun time (as most major races do) while age group awards use your chip time.  This means if you are going for an overall M/F win in your respective race, be sure to start up front.

Technology:

This race is “RaceJoy” enabled free for runners. If you run with your phone, you can download the app and select our race. This will verbally tell you historic information as you pass landmarks around Wilmington, your friends and spectators can track you every step of the way and send you verbal cheers, you’re pushed results immediately and we can keep you informed with important information before, during and after the race.

After Party

Hosted at The Shell on the downtown Wilmington waterfront, athletes will be given 1 free beer ticket & BBQ.  Both runners and spectators will have the ability to buy beer for $3.00 each. 

Parking:

There is plenty of parking downtown Wilmington in garages

Refunds/Deferrals/Registration Policy:

Any changes to registrations must be made at least 30 days prior to race date.  You can manage all of this through your RunSignUp login.  Read more about our policies regarding registration here.

REGISTRATION is now open for the Wilmington Historic Half Marathon & 5K – December 4th, 2021.  Please CLICK HERE to register for the race!

Register Early & Save!

DATES CHALLENGE HALF MARATHON 5K
12/8 – 2/22 $89 $59 $30
2/22 – 7/5 $100  $69 $35
7/6 – 9/27 $115 $79 $40
9/28 – 11/1 $130 $89 $45
11/2 – 12/3 $140 $95 $50
 

REGISTRATION is now open for the Wilmington Historic Half Marathon & 5K – December 4th, 2021.  Please CLICK HERE to register for the race!

Volunteers are loved by all!  We would be thrilled to have you join our race day team.  Waterstops, cheer stations, handing out our HUGE medals, amoung many other things.  If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please select a position online, we’ll send you a confirmation email and lots more details leading up to the race.

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

REGISTRATION is now open for the Wilmington Historic Half Marathon & 5K – December 4th, 2021.  Please CLICK HERE to register for the race!

 

Looking for your bib number?  CLICK HERE to do a bib lookup.

REGISTRATION is now open for the Wilmington Historic Half Marathon & 5K – December 4th, 2021.  Please CLICK HERE to register for the race!

 

All results for the Wilmington Historic Half & 5K can be found at the link below.

CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS