Sunday, September 22, 2019 • Wilmington, MA • Course Map
Set for its 15th annual running through the streets of this small New England town that lies less than a half-hour’s drive from Boston, the Wilmington’s Half Marathon & 5K takes runners and walkers on a point-to-point loop course that’s largely flat and fast, with occasional rolling hills along roads that wind mostly through the residential neighborhoods of this suburb of Boston.
The race starts on Waltham Street, a stone’s throw from where the finish line lies — on First Avenue — and then takes runners on a clockwise loop around the town, which is home to just over 22,000 residents. Tree-lined residential streets alternate with stretches past open parkland, including a stretch late in the race that takes runners through Wilmington’s Central Park Conservation Area.
Runners can expect the biggest hills in the early miles of the race, as they’re making their way along Glen Road between mile markers 1 and 3. After that, the hill drops as quickly as it rose before mile 7, with more gently rolling hills for the next couple of miles and then some less steep hills as runners get closer to the finish line on Waltham Street in the last few miles of the race.
At the race’s 2015 running, more than 380 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in both races combined, including 149 runners in the half marathon alone. The scheduled starting time for the race is 10:00 AM, and organizers plan to host post-race festivities through the early afternoon.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in eastern Massachusetts, just over 16 miles northwest of Boston, Wilmington typically sees September temperatures that average between 72°F and 50°F, while rainfall totals average just over 3.8 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (Sept. 22), the average high is 47°F and the average low is 69°F.
- 2018 Wilmington’s Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Wilmington’s Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Wilmington’s Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Wilmington’s Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Wilmington’s Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Wilmington’s Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Wilmington’s Half Marathon Results
see event website
Registration for this race will open soon. To reserve your spot in the early fall 2019 running of the Wilmington’s Half Marathon or 5K race, visit the event website below.
Official Race Website
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