Join Race 13.1 Wilmington Half Marathon
One of a series of North Carolina-based races that are expanding across the Southeast, the Race 13.1 Wilmington Half Marathon makes its annual running this year in this port city along the state’s southern coastline, a gorgeous place that’s served as a filming location for television shows from Dawson’s Creek to One Tree Hill to Under the Dome.
The Race 13.1 Wilmington half marathon, 10k and 5k event returns in February! The event will once again start and finish at Lumina Station, the "shopping village by the beach" with a route that features the city’s beautiful Cross City Trail as well as the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s campus. With an average high of around 60 degrees in February, Wilmington is an ideal place to enjoy the coast’s natural beauty and spend time with family and friends and a great destination for a weekend getaway!
Runners are set to start the course for the race at Lumina Station, a shopping village just a couple of miles from the shore between Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. From there, runners head northwest for an out-and-back stretch along Eastwood Road, and then turn south after they pass the mile 3 marker, to head onto the Cross City Trail.
This 20-mile-long running, walking and biking trail stretches from James E.L. Wade Park in the southern part of New Hanover County (where Wilmington lies), to the Heide-Trask drawbridge at Wrightsville Beach. It is planned as part of the East Coast Greenway, which will one day connect cities and communities from Maine to Florida in a kind of “urban Appalachian Trail.”
After about 2 1/2 miles along the Cross City Trail, runners will next make their way onto the University of North Carolina-Wilmington campus, where they’ll turn onto Riegel Road and head toward UNC-W’s Brooks Field, the home of the university’s UNC Wilmington Seahawks baseball team.
Next, the race runs a loop around Riegel Road and Hamilton Drive, taking runners past the Bluethenthal Wildflower Preserve before turning back onto the Cross City Trail. After that, runners retrace their steps in reverse, heading back along the route they covered earlier in reverse, all the way back to Lumina Station for the race finish.
directions_runStart Address: 1900 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403, USA
flagFinish Address: 1900 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403, USA
The course will have plenty of aid stations with water and sports drinks. We will have two Rent-A-Johns at each aid station on the course.
All half marathon finishers will receive a medal Awards will be given to male and female overall and age group winners based on chip time. Awards for the 5k and 10k will be given at 9, and half marathon awards will be presented at 10am. Winners must be present to receive their prize; awards will not be mailed out. Age groups are as follows: 19 & under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-up. Each racer will receive a race tech t-shirt. We will offer both men’s and women’s size shirts. All participants will also receive access to numerous Event Deals. A link to view and claim the Event Deals will be emailed out prior to the race and can be found on the race page. If you choose to register at packet pick-up on race day, we cannot guarantee a race t-shirt. They will be available to race day registrants on a first come, first serve basis while quantities last.
3.5 hour time limit.
There is ample parking in close proximity to the start finish area; as such we will not offer gear check.
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