Registration For 2021 Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach, NC
April 17th, 2021


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Location: Wilmington, NC
EVENTS: 26.2 | 13.1 | 26.2 RELAY | 5K | 1 mile
We are 8 weeks away from the 11th Annual NHRMC Wilmington Marathon!  We want to help you begin to plan.  Check out some of the latest details about race weekend!


Are you in town early or live close?  Come listen to Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray kick off the Marathon weekend at the 2020 WilmingtonBiz Conference and Expo at the Wilmington Convention Center.  The event is March 18th at 11:30am. Tickets include lunch, the event, and access to the expo.  All participants get a discount using the code “marathon2020”  Purchase here


Wilmington is full of hotels and vacation rentals.  Learn more about our hotel partners and where you can stay.  Remember, if you stay downtown (near the finish) you can take a shuttle to the start.  If you stay at the start (the beach) you can take a shuttle back to the beach post race.

For special rates from our hotel partners click here.


The final day to transfer to another runner, defer to 2021, or be guaranteed a t-shirt size is February 21st.  Don’t wait if you aren’t in, we are at 70% capacity.


The NHRMC Wilmington Marathon has teamed up with Beeline Water Taxi service to take spectators and relay athletes to the Battleship.

Each relay team will receive 2 free tickets.  The 2nd relay runner will take the water taxi in the morning to the 2nd exchange and the 3rd runner can use the other ticket to come back.  All relay logistics will be sent out to relay teams race week.

Spectators can also buy a ticket for $10 for the entire day to tour historic downtown and watch the race at mile 13-14 at the USS North Carolina Battleship.  Purchase Water Taxi Tickets


Destination Marathons has partnered with The NHRMC Wilmington Marathon to give you the VIP Experience.  Check out what you get with VIP Runner.  Click here for specific details

(VIP Runner can be purchased through your registration add-ons.  If you have already registered, log back into your account and go to MANAGE REGISTRATION.  From there, click on ADD ONs and select your service)

  • Meet Destination Marathon concierge in the lobby to assist you with any needs
  • Exclusive Wilmington Marathon hoodie t-shirt (VIP runners only)
  • Pick up VIP goodie bag
  • Welcome reception for VIP runners and guests in VIP Hospitality Suite (3:00pm-5:30pm)
  • Catered pre-race pasta buffet in VIP Hospitality Suite (5:30pm-8:00pm)
  • Grab-and-go breakfast available (pick up at dinner or race morning)
  • Express packet pick-up at race Expo
  • Grab-and-go breakfast available (4:30-5:15 in Hotel Ballast lobby)Hassle-free transportation directly from hotel to start (5:15 am)
  • VIP private, warm pre-race location with toilets, drinks, and light foods
  • Separate gear check in VIP pre-race location
  • VIP treatment for your spectators
  • Premium cheer station at the halfway point at Battleship and finish line
  • All-day water taxi pass for spectators across to the halfway point at Battleship (or tour it later in the day)
  • Private post-race tent with your gear bag, food, drink, and access to massages
  • Post-race gathering at VIP Hospitality Suite in Ballast Hotel

Wilmington, NC
Saturday March 21, 2020

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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.