BEACH TO BOARDWALK
Our point-to-point race from Wrightsville Beach, NC to Downtown Wilmington, NC is fast with very few turns providing over thousands of runners of all speeds–from first-timers to the most competitive runners a chance to achieve their race goals.
Wilmington is certified and sanctioned by USATF and is a Boston Marathon and US Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier.
26.2 | Full Marathon
13.1 | Half Marathon
The Fleet Feet
1 Mile Glow Run
Whether you are a runner looking to win your age group or a first time marathoner, you need to know the course. Check out our detailed maps page. Full, Half and Relay race begins at Wrightsville Beach and the 5K and 1 mile are both downtown. Explore Wilmington, NC from our Beaches to Historic Riverfront!
Schedule of Events
Thursday February 22nd, 2024
5:00pm to 7:00pm – Expo/Packet Pickup at Wilmington Convention Center
Friday February 23rd, 2024
12:00PM – Expo/Packet Pickup at Wilmington Convention Center
6:15pm – 1 mile Kids Glow Run presented by Truist
7:00pm Packet Pickup Ends
Saturday, February 24th, 2024
4:30am Shuttle Service Begins
7:05am: National Anthem
7:00am: 5K start downtown Wilmington at Live Oak Bank Pavilion
7:20 am: Half and Full Marathon and Marathon Relay Start
8:30 am 5K Awards
9:30 am Half Marathon Award
11:00am Full Marathon Award
1:40pm Course Cutoff
Wilmington Marathon and Novant Health extend partnership through 2027, Supporting Continued Focus on Community Wellness
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Novant Health will extend its naming rights to the Wilmington Marathon through 2027. The marathon’s focus on wellness and exercise dovetails with the mission of the not-for-profit healthcare organization, which aims to improve the health of...
WILMINGTON, NC Ann Marie Pierce, a mom of two, wins the marathon at the Novant Health Wilmington Marathon and qualified for the US Olympic Trials with a time of 2:36:17. She hit the mark 43 seconds faster than the standard of 2:37:00. In Houston last month, she was...
“This is a beautiful, scenic race. The volunteers were cheerful and plentiful. There was always some encouragement along the way! Lots of food at the finish line, Gatorade, water and a few GU stations along the course. Perfect running weather! Logistics were made simple–I stayed at the Embassy Suites in Wilmington and it was steps away from the Expo and a short walk to the shuttle pickup. They also provided a grab and go breakfast. Kudos to the race organizer!!!”
This is a first class event!! Very well organized, great expo and vendor support! The course was great starting at the beach, into downtown, then out around greenfield lake and back through downtown to the finish. It is mostly flat, with some gradual inclines, mostly in the first half on the way towards downtown. The Greenfield lake portion is flat as a pancake. The course was well marked, plenty of aid stations, and had incredible community support. Wilmington is a perfect place for a long weekend getaway and race!