Registration For 2021 Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach, NC
February 27, 2021

Marathon Spectator Information and Runner Tracking

Runners please download the RaceJoy application to be tracked, see the information below about tracking

The race is a point to point event.  Spectators looking to see the half marathon, can probably pick 1 location in the first 4 miles of the race to see their runner pass, and then head to the finish line.  Roads will be open for traffic heading downtown.

The full marathon is more spectator friendly from miles 12 to 26.2.  Runners will race over the downtown bridges and then head to Greenfield Lake which will be a double loop around the 4 mile lake.

Parking downtown and getting on a bicycle is your best option for getting around, or finding a cheer station.


  • Bike next to your Runner
  • Stand in the middle of US 74/76 and 17
  • Take shuttles to the start.
  • Stand in the median on major roads
  • J-Walk, please cross at the proper cross walks

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


Click Below for instructions on how to get RACEJOY on your phone.  You do have to carry your phone in the actual race to be live tracked, but it worked VERY well!



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.