Registration For 2023 Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach, NC
February 25th, 2023

ABOUT THE COURSE

The 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 5K and 1 mile will start and finish downtown Wilmington at the Live Oak Bank Pavilion.

The first 5 miles will be on flat main roads with one lane of traffic dedicated to the runners. 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.  While Spectators are not allowed here, the race will be providing entertainment on this stretch of highway.  Look for Wilmington themed stations along the way!

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 to beautiful Greenfield Lake and back to the finish. 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 located at Live Oak Bank Pavilion in beautiful Historic Downtown Wilmington.

COURSE

 

Half/Full/Relay Start: Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach

Half/Full/Relay Finish: Downtown Wilmington Live Oak Bank Pavilion

Expo/Packet Pickup: Wilmington Convention Center

MARATHON and HALF MARATHON COURSE

Distance: 26.2 miles  and 13.1 miles 

Course: Point to Point

Elevation: 40 ft.

Aid Stations: Half and Full (2, 4, 6.5, 10) Full Cont. (12.5, 14.5, 16.5, 18.8, 19.1, 21.5, 23.5, 25)

Boston Qualification: YES – 21% of people qualify

Full Marathon Course Map

Half Marathon Course Map

26.2 RELAY

Distance: 26.2 miles

Number of Team Members: 2,3 or 4 on a team

Start: Saturday, 7:10am

Course: Point to Point

Elevation: 40 ft.

Teams can split their runners up however they choose.

Course Map look in the KEY for exchange zones

The Fleet Feet Downtown 5K

Distance: 3.1 miles

Start: Live Oak Bank Pavilion

Course: Downtown Wilmington

Elevation: 30ft

Course Map

1 Mile Glow Run Presented by Truist

Distance: 1 mile

Start: Live Oak Bank Pavilion

Course: Downtown Wilmington

Event Details: We are excited for the 1 mile glow run presented by Truist.  This is a free event inclusive for all kids who would like to participate.  Why is it free?  We want to get kids of all backgrounds healthy and give them an opportunity to experience the NOVANT HEALTH Wilmington Marathon weekend.  Parents can choose to purchase their child’s registration or donate a registration through our platform.  

All kids get a timed race, a race t-shirt and free Waffles from Waffle House at the finish!  

Course Map

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.