Sunday, November 17, 2024 • Wilmington, NC • Course Map
Runners, get ready to through downtown historic Wilmington, North Carolina with a Half Marathon, 10K or 5K! The Battleship Half Marathon started in 1998 and is one of the oldest Half Marathons in the South.
The Parkway Subaru Battleship Half Marathon is one of the oldest half marathons in the South. Proceeds from the event support the Battleship North Carolina the most highly decorated American battleship of World War II.
The ship participated in every major naval offensive in the Pacific theater of operations, earning 15 battle stars. Today, this authentically restored Battleship preserves our proud Naval history and serves as her state’s World War II memorial to the 11,000+ North Carolinians who sacrificed their all for their country. Tours are free for participants.
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 7:30 AM), race organizers will provide free river water taxis to transport all runners to the starting line at the battleship.
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.
Veterans Day weekend thousands of runners come to honor those who served by running the half marathon, 10k or 5k. The half marathon and 10k circle the three bridges above Wilmington, with panoramic views of the Port City high above the Battleship and the Cape Fear River.
The finish line party is as good as it gets; live music riverfront with Wicked Weed Beer. Y’all join us this November!
Photos courtesy It’s Go Time
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. 17), the average low is 48ºF and the average high is 71ºF.
- 2023 Results
- 2022 Battleship Half Marathon Results
- 2021 Battleship Half Marathon Results
- 2020 Battleship Half Marathon Results
- 2019 Battleship Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Battleship Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Battleship Half Marathon Results
Battleship Half Marathon Course Map
- $75 – $95 for the half marathon
- $50 – $55 for the 10K
- $30 – $40 for the 5K
- $40 and up for the virtual race
Battleship Half Marathon Registration
To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of the Battleship Half Marathon & 10K, register online at RunSignUp.com here.