The 4th Annual Wilmington Historic Half Marathon and 5K will take place on Saturday December 4th, 2021. Starting in the heart of downtown, runners will take a beautiful closed course through the streets as they see the true southern beauty of Historic Wilmington North Carolina. After 2.5 miles of down town running, the 5K splits off to the boardwalk to finish while the half marathon will continue straight over 3 bridges and around a scenic lake before finishing down one of the nations top rated boardwalks! Finishers of the Half Marathon will earn a large Spinner style medal while the 5K will receive a medal where the famous elevator bridge - The Cape Fear Memorial slides up and down. Run both for ALL the swag + Slider.
*Please note - in order to compete in the Challenge event you must be able to finish the 5K and return to the start line in under an hour. There will be no late starts for the Half Marathon.
Customized Race Bibs: All participants running with us in Wilmington will have the opportunity to customize you're bib. The deadline for this is November 1, 2021 (Virtual Bibs are not eligible.
Packet Pick-Up: December 3, 2021 Friday, 2:00pm - 7:00pm (The Shell - 10 Harnett St. Wilmington NC) December 5, 2020 Saturday, 5:30am - 6:45am (Near the Starting Line at the corner of N Front St and Hanover St)
Start Times: 7:00am - 5K; 8:00am - Half Marathon (No Late Starts)
Parking: There are over 10,000 public parking spots in Downtown Wilmington Click Here for a complete list of available parking. (Don't park along the race route or if there is a covered meter or sign.)
Start Line: The start line will be located on Front Street. Click Here to see the start line area.
Finish Line: Our Finish Line and After Party will be hosted at The Shell located at 10 Harnett St. Wilmington. We will provide both a food and beverage tab on your bib. Additional beverage (Beer) will be available for purchase. Beverage sales and the after party will be over at 11:30.
Awards: We will offer overall awards for 1st 2nd & 3rd Overall Male/Female 1st 2nd & 3rd Overall Masters Male/Female for both the 5K and Half Marathon as well as the top 3 in age groups using 5 year brackets.
Course Information: Both courses are certified and sanctioned. The time limit for the 5K is 90 minutes and 3.5 hours for the Half Marathon. If you are interested in completing the Historic Challenge you must be able to complete your 5K in 1 hour or less and make your way back to the Starting Line by 8:15. (There will be NO late starts for the Half Marathon). No Dogs are allowed at this event or on course. No one without a bib is allowed on the course at any time. No dogs, companion bikes, scooters, rollerblades or motorbikes are allowed on course. Anyone without a registered bib will be removed from the course.
Volunteers: We LOVE Volunteers! And we need a lot of them. If any of your friends or family are interested in volunteering please ask them to register HERE.