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

NHRMC Wilmington Marathon VIP Package

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Destination Marathons is offering two types of VIP packages with incredible runner perks and exclusive race benefits. Check them out below!

Stay + Play Package

Get the full VIP experience including 2 nights at the Hotel Ballast, pre-race dinner, and so much more! See below for more details.

Play Only Package

Experience the VIP package without overnight accommodations. This is a great option for local runners. See below for more details.

VIP Stay + Play Package $375

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Our Stay + Play Package is the ideal race weekend wrapped up with a bow. Runners will enjoy 2 nights at the lush Hotel Ballast, located just 2 blocks from the start / finish line. Enjoy a pre-race dinner catered directly to your hotel, and much more!

Benefits

The Hotel Ballast overlooks the heart of downtown Wilmington. Just 2 blocks from the start / finish, this hotel offers runners a lush and convenient stay. Package is based on double occupancy with the option to upgrade to a private room for an added cost. Email Berkley@destination-marathons.com to room with a friend, or let us pick a same-sex roommate for you.

  • Free parking at hotel (normally $15/day)
  • Exclusive Wilmington Marathon hoodie T-shirt for VIP runners only (not guaranteed past Jan. 25, 2021)
  • Destination Marathon concierge available throughout the weekend
  • ​Express packet pick-up at the race expo
  • ​VIP goodie bag
  • Welcome reception for VIP runners and their guests Friday in VIP Hospitality Suite (3:00pm-
    5:30pm)
  • ​Catered pre-race pasta buffet Friday night in VIP Hospitality Suite (5:30pm-8:00pm)
  • ​Grab-and-go breakfast the morning of the race 
  • Access to the “last minute bag” with supplies you may have forgotten
  • ​Access to DM private suite before the race with bathroom, drinks, and light snacks
  • Separate gear check in VIP pre-race location 
  • Premium cheer station for your spectators
  • Private post-race celebration with food, drinks, and access to massages

Our hotel is conveniently located 2 blocks from the start / finish.

  • VIP treatment for your spectators. Each VIP package includes (1) spectator
  • ​Sign making station at pre-race dinner
  • ​Access to DM private suite before the race with bathroom, drinks, and light snacks
  • Premium cheer station

Additional Spectators $25 /each

$375 /person based on double occupancy. Two payers per room. Your choice of roommate or ours. Both roommates must purchase a package. (Package includes 1 non-runner guest).

Upgrade to private room for $525 (Includes 1 non-runner guest)

Additional spectators $25

For questions about the package, contact Berkley Benton at Berkley@destination-marathons.com or visit us at www.destination-marathons.com

 

Schedule

Friday, April 16th, 2021

  • Meet Destination Marathons hosts in the lobby who can answer any questions during check-in and help you with any needs*

  • Exclusive Wilmington Marathon hoodie tee 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

    *Denotes Stay and Play package only

    *Expo runs from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Friday

Saturday, April 17th, 2021

  • Grab-and-go breakfast available (4:30-5:15 in Hotel Ballast lobby)

  • Access to DM private suite before the race with bathroom, drinks, and light snacks

  • Separate gear check in VIP pre-race location

  • VIP treatment for your spectators

  • Premium cheer station for your spectators

  • Private post-race party with food, drink, and access to massages

 

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

  • Hotel Checkout

 

VIP Play only package $115

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Our VIP Play Only Package is perfect for runners who are staying with friends or family, but still want the VIP experience. As a VIP runner, you will get express bib pick up, an exclusive VIP-only marathon tee shirt hoodie, and much more!

Benefits

  • Exclusive Wilmington Marathon hoodie T-shirt for VIP runners only (not guaranteed past Jan. 25, 2021)
  • Destination Marathon concierge available throughout the weekend
  • ​Express packet pick-up at the race expo
  • ​VIP goodie bag
  • ​Grab-and-go breakfast the morning of the race
  • Access to the “last minute bag” with supplies you may have forgotten
  • Access to DM private suite before the race with bathroom, drinks, and light snacks
  • Separate gear check in VIP pre-race location
  • Premium cheer station for your spectators
  • Private post-race celebration with food, drinks, and access to massages
  • VIP treatment for your spectators. Each VIP package includes (1) spectator
  • ​Access to DM private suite before the race with bathroom, drinks, and light snacks
  • Premium cheer station for your spectators

Additional Spectators $25 /each

$115 /person

Additional spectators $25

 

 

For questions about the package, contact Berkley Benton at Berkley@destination-marathons.com or visit us at www.destination-marathons.com

 

Schedule

Friday, February 26th, 2021

  • Express packet pick-up at the race Expo
  • Exclusive Wilmington Marathon hoodie t-shirt (VIP runners only)

 

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

  • Grab-and-go breakfast available (4:30-5:15 in Hotel Ballast lobby)
  • Hassle-free transportation directly from Hotel Ballast to start (5:15 am)
  • Access to DM private suite before the race with bathroom, drinks, and light snacks

  • Separate gear check in VIP pre-race location

  • VIP treatment for your spectators

  • Premium cheer station for your spectators

  • Private post-race party with food, drink, and access to massages

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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.