Both race distances at the Wilmington Marathon Madness Half Marathon (formerly known as the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon & Half Marathon) share the same starting line and time on Wrightsville Beach’s Salisbury Street, overlooking the calm waters of the intracoastal waterway that lies between the North Carolina mainland and the Atlantic Ocean. From there, runners follow a point-to-point course that takes them over a pair of bridge crossings and through some of the area’s most sought-after neighborhoods, before crossing the finish line in downtown Wilmington.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.