Sunday, November 14, 2021 • 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 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. The 2020 race has a virtual option for the half marathonk, which you can run anytime from November 7 to November 13.
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. 14), the average low is 48ºF and the average high is 71ºF.
- 2020 Battleship Half Marathon Results
- 2019 Battleship Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Battleship Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Battleship Half Marathon Results
- 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
- $75 – $95 for the half marathon
- $50 – $55 for the 10K
- $30 – $40 for the 5K
- $40 and up for the virtual race
To reserve your spot in the 2021 running of the Battleship Half Marathon & 10K, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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