The 18th annual Battleship NC Half Marathon, Battleship 10K and Outdoor Equipped Battleship 5K is one of the best undiscovered Destination Races you’ll ever do!
The race includes a beautiful Half Marathon, a fun and challenging 3-bridge 10K and a precisely measured 5K that starts and finishes at the Battleship North Carolina across the river from downtown Wilmington, NC.
It’s only 9 miles to Wrightsville Beach which is one of the best beaches on the east coast.
The Half Marathon course crosses 2 bridges, goes through historic downtown Wilmington, and tours beautiful Greenfield Lake with the 12-mile mark at the top of the Memorial Bridge – the highest point on the course.
Entries are limited to 2,000 runners in the Half Marathon, 400 in the 10K and 300 in the 5K. The course is challenging for a coastal area race, but has produced 8 state records in the 17-year history.
The post race party at the Battleship features some exhibitors and vendors, Papa Johns pizza and adult beverages for runners, along with other good snacks.
You’ll party beside the Immortal Showboat overlooking the Cape Fear River and downtown Wilmington while you share race stories with your running buddies!
HALF MARATHON TEAMS AND HONOR TEAMS:
Form a team with your friends to race for fastest team (3-deep awards, 5 fastest individual team member times count) or form an Honor Team and run in honor of a member of the Military or loved one who is no longer with us.
NOTE: Teams are only for the Half Marathon
If you are organizing an Honor Team be sure to put the words “Honor Team….” in the team name so we can identify you as an Honor Team.
All Honor Teams with 5 or more team members will be recognized at the awards ceremony.
PACE GROUPS: In the half marathon there will be pace groups starting at a goal finish time of 1:30 and going up to 2:30.
Each pace group leader will be a unique and interesting athlete who will do their best to lead you to finish in the time you have set for yourself.
Event details and schedule
Sunday, November 6, 2016
8:00 am – Half Marathon & 10K Start (Walkers & Runners)
8:10 am – 5K Start
PRE-RACE DINNER ONBOARD THE BATTLESHIP:
You’ll dine on board the Battleship on the mess deck, the same space that brave sailors did in WWII. Dinner is Saturday, Nov 5th 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
It will be an experience you will remember. The food is excellent and catered by Middle of the Island. Menu will include penne pasta w/chicken, spaghetti w/meat sauce, salad, a side, Italian bread, sweet tea (It is the South) or water, with brownies for desert.
Adults $20, children under (12) $15, toddlers free. A few dinners will be available for purchase at the registration table at packet pickup.
NOTE: When you register be sure to select the total number of dinners you want for you, your family and friends.You can add more dinners later if you choose.
Shirts for the Half Marathon are long sleeved blend tech shirts. They are great cool weather running shirts and quite durable. Half Marathon shirts have “Half Marathon” sleeve prints. The 10K & 5K shirts are very nice heavy cotton shirts also good for cool weather running.
Shirts are guaranteed to everyone registering before October 24th. We will order extra shirts but shirts are not guaranteed if you register after October 24th.