Sunday, November 6, 2016 • Wilmington, NC • Course Map
Featuring a race start and finish line at the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Memorial in this town that lies along the state’s southern coastline, the Port City Orthopaedics Battleship Half Marathon, Battleship 10K & Outdoor Equipped Battleship 5K offers a course that crosses two bridges over the Cape Fear River.
The race also takes runners and walkers through the historic areas of Wilmington, past scenic Greenfield Lake and runs back over the city’s Memorial Bridge for the finish line at the battleship memorial.
The course for the race is mostly flat, with the exception of the bridge crossings, the highest of which occurs around mile 12 in the race. To get all participants to the starting line on time (the race begins at 8:00 AM), race organizers will provide free river water taxis to transport all runners to the starting line at the battleship. For those who wish to walk the half marathon, the starting time is 7:00 AM.
The half marathon is limited to the first 2,000 entrants, while the 5K is limited to the first 300 entrants and the 10K to the first 400 entrants.
Race Weather & Climate
Located near the southern end of North Carolina’s Outer Banks islands, about 200 miles southeast of Charlotte and roughly 70 miles northeast of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Wilmington typically sees mild to moderately warm weather in November, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 16°F (in 1950) and as high as 87°F (in 1974).
On race day (Nov. 6), the average low is 47ºF and the average high is 70ºF.
- 2015 Battleship Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Battleship Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Battleship Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Battleship Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Battleship Half Marathon Results
- $60 for the half marathon, if registered by May 31, 2016
- price subject to increase as race day grows closer
To reserve your spot in the 2016 running of the Battleship Half Marathon & 5K, register online at ItsYourRace.com here.
Official Race Website
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