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  • $40 - 5K Registration
  • $45 - 10K Registration
  • $70 - Half Marathon Registration
  • $105 - 2 Race Challenge
Prices Increase In 8 Days

CHECK OUT THE NEW RACE SWAG!

In 2024, all runners will receive a long sleeve and a finishers medal for their race. If you want to run the 2-race challenge, you’ll start the 5K first and the Half Marathon 45 minutes later. You’ll earn all the swag including the long sleeve, both the 5K and Half finishers medals and 1 challenge slider! PLUS – all finishers in all races will earn a bonus swag gift!

***2024 long sleeve shirt and medal designs coming soon!

 

 

START TIMES:

The 5K will start at 7 AM downtown in Riverfront Park.  CLICK HERE for directions.

The 10k will start at 7:30 AM

The Half Marathon will start at 7:45 AM

CHALLENGE RUNNERS SPECIAL NOTE: You must be able to complete the 5K in 45 minutes or less to get in line for the Half Marathon Start. There will be no late starts allowed.

PARKING:

There are over 10,000 public parking spots in downtown Wilmington, Click Here for a list of all available parking downtown.

FINISH LINE AFTER PARTY:

You can count on a good time at our Finish Line After Party! Race Bash is bringing all the fun and even some SURPRISES…you won’t want to miss it! Hosted at Riverfront Park, the after-party includes beer from Wrightsville Beach Brewery and Poor Piggy’s BBQ (you will have voucher tabs on your bib for these). Additional beer will be available to purchase. Beverage sales and the after-party will be over at 11:30 AM. See you there!

AWARDS:

Every participant will earn a finisher medal! In addition to that, we would like to celebrate some of our top runners! Stop by the Awards Tent to pick up your Midtown Pop award! (We will not have a ceremony due to the different start times of the races.) The awards will be as follows:

Half Marathon Awards:
Top 3 Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Masters Male/Female
Top 3 in Age Groups Male/Female: 18 & Under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

10K Awards:
Top 3 Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Masters Male/Female
Top 3 in Age Groups Male/Female: 18 & Under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

5K Awards:
Top 3 Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Masters Male/Female
Top 3 in Age Groups Male/Female: 13 & Under, 14-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

COME RUN WITH US!

1) We are taking runners through the most historic areas of downtown Wilmington down Water St., up Market St. & Front St.
2) We’re knocking out the 3 bridges in the first 5 miles!
3) We’re going to get a little distance out by Greenfield Lake, but we’ve got a completely closed course to keep our runners safe on any roads!
4) Over a 1 mile stretch to the finish line down the nation’s top-ranked River Walk!
5) A finish line party you don’t want to miss hosted at The Riverfront Park Downtown Wilmington with free beer and good ol’ Carolina BBQ!

The Wilmington Historic Half Marathon, 10K and 5K takes runners through some amazing views in a completely closed course through Downtown Wilmington and other historic sites.  A race to remember and one you won’t soon forget includes the most historic routes of North Carolina’s largest historic district (Downtown Wilmington, NC), along the nation’s top-rated river walk/boardwalk, and 3 bridges (in the 10K and Half Marathon only).

COURSE MAPS:

Wilmington-Historic-2023-Route-Map_final_Folder

DIGITAL HALF MARATHON COURSE MAP:

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5809201429/

DIGITAL 10K COURSE MAP:

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5816821711/

PACKET PICKUP:

We are thrilled to announce Lumina on Wrightsville Beach as our Expo and Hotel Sponsor!

We will be hosting packet pickup on Friday, December 1, 2023 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at Lumina on Wrightsville Beach (1706 N. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480). See “Lodging” for information regarding discounted rooms at Lumina!

You may pickup for someone else as long as you have a photocopy of their ID. Be sure to join us between 2:00 and 6:00 PM as the excitement builds for an incredible race day experience.

LODGING:

We are happy to announce Lumina on Wrightsville Beach as our 2023 Hotel Sponsor! They are offering a block of rooms for our runners at an incredible rate. Click Here to book your room! (This is where our Expo and Packet Pickup will be held on Friday, December 1st.) Lumina on Wrightsville Beach is located at 1706 N. Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480.