Registration For 2021 Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach, NC
February 27, 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 a bus to the start line right from our hotel’s front door!

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 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 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.

  • Limited number of discounted race bibs available for purchase after the purchase of our Stay + Play Package
  • 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
  • ​Private heated VIP pre-race location with toilets, drinks and light food
  • Separate gear check in VIP pre-race location 
  • Private post-race tent with food, drinks, and access to massages
  • All-day water taxi pass across to the Battleship to tour later in the day.
  • Saturday happy hour at VIP Hospitality Suite in Ballast Hotel (4:00-6:00pm)

Hassle-free transportation directly from Hotel Ballast to VIP location at the start 5:15am

VIP treatment for your spectators. Each VIP package includes (1) spectator
​Sign making station at pre-race dinner
​Light breakfast for your spectators 5-8am in VIP Hospitality Suite
​All-day water taxi pass across to the halfway point at the Battleship or tour it later in the day.
Premium cheer station at the finish line

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, February 26th, 2021

  • Meet Destination Marathon concierge in the lobby who can answer any questions during check-in and help 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

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

  • 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, heated 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 the Battleship and finish line
  • All-day water taxi pass for spectators across to the halfway point at the 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

 

Sunday, February 28th, 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

Hassle-free transportation directly from Hotel Ballast to VIP location at the start 5:15am

  • 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
  • ​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
  • ​Private heated VIP pre-race location with toilets, drinks and light food
  • Separate gear check in VIP pre-race location 
  • Private post-race tent with food, drinks, and access to massages
  • All-day water taxi pass across to the Battleship to tour later in the day.
  • Saturday happy hour at VIP Hospitality Suite in Ballast Hotel (4:00-6:00pm)

VIP treatment for your spectators. Each VIP package includes (1) spectator
​Sign making station at pre-race dinner
​Light breakfast for your spectators 5-8am in VIP Hospitality Suite
​All-day water taxi pass across to the halfway point at the Battleship or tour it later in the day.
Premium cheer station at the finish line

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)
  • VIP private, heated pre-race location with toilets, drinks, and light foods
  • Separate gear check in VIP pre-race location
  • VIP treatment for your spectators (1 per runner included)
  • Light breakfast for VIP spectators in VIP Hospitality Suite (5:00-8:00 a.m.)
  • Private cheer station at the halfway point at the Battleship and finish line
  • All-day water taxi pass for spectators across to the halfway point at the 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 Hotel Ballast

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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.