The Parkway Subaru Battleship Marathon Half Marathon & 10K

Sun November 7 - Fri November 12, 2021 Wilmington, NC 28401 US Directions
Events
Premier Event

Half Marathon

$65 11/07 - 11/08 7:30AM EST - 11:30AM EST
484 spots left. Price increases after March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

10K

$45 11/07 7:30AM EST - 11:30AM EST
166 spots left. Price increases after March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Half Marathon - Duo/Challenged/HandCrank/Impaired

$65.00 11/08 7:30AM EST
Events: Half Marathon Physically Challenged Half Marathon Visually Impaired Half Marathon Duo-Teams (Pusher) Half Marathon Duo-Teams (Rider) Half Marathon PUSH-RIM Wheelchair Half Marathon Hand Crank

Battleship Purple Heart 5K

$25 11/07 9:00AM EST - 10:30AM EST Price increases after March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual Races

11/07 6:00AM EST
Events: Virtual Battleship Half Marathon Virtual Battleship 10K
Place
301 N Water St
Wilmington, NC US 28401
Description

Runners, get ready for the trek 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. We are excited for you to join us and run through Battleship History.

Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. From all across our Nation they came, young men who had grown up in the crucible of the Great Depression and now determined to serve their Country in its time of need. These are the men whose stories you will encounter through their oral histories, photographs, and mementos as you experience the Ship and the exhibits. Step back in time and let history come alive through the crews’ stories. Imagine yourself steering the ship, starting her engines or even firing the guns. JOIN THE CREW and be a part of Battleship history at the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA! www.battleshipnc.com

Plan Your Event

PACKET PICKUP

Saturday, November 7, 2020
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Parkway Subaru 
5920 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405

Location: We will be located behind the Hyundai side of the dealership.
Parking:  Please park in any open spot in the Parkway Wilmington complex.  There are dirt lots and roads in the back that will be open.

To adhere to the City of Wilmington's COVID-19 protocols, there is no Race Day Packet Pickup.

WAVE/CORRAL START TIMES

Click on the red Wave Start Times to find your start time. 
*Please Note: Per the North Carolina Governor's Executive Order on mass gatherings, waves are to be no more than 50 people.  All waves are full.  We apologize that we cannot make changes to the waves.

WAVE START TIMES 

 

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

Date:
Sunday, November 8, 2020

Start/Finish Line:

Downtown Wilmington, NC
Water Street and Princess Street

- Participants are asked to arrive to the Start Area no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their start time for check-in and temperature check. 
- Participants who arrive earlier will be asked to return to their vehicles. 
- Spectators are not permitted at the Start/Finish Lines. 
Thank you for helping us follow the COVID-19 protocols set by the City of Wilmington.

CHECK IN & START TIMES:
Check in on Princess Street between Front & Water Streets.  Water Street will be closed.  Please access via Front Street.

6:10am - Wave 1 Arrives for Temperature Check
6:30am - Wave 1 Starts

6:35am - Wave 2 Arrives
6:50am - Wave 2 Starts

6:55am - Wave 3 Arrives
7:10am - Wave 3 Starts

7:15am - Wave 4 Arrives
7:30am - Wave 4 Starts

7:35am - Wave 5 Arrives
7:50am - Wave 5 Starts

7:55am - Wave 6 Arrives
8:10am - Wave 6 Starts

8:15am - Wave 7 Arrives
8:30am - Wave 7 Starts

8:35am - Wave 8 Arrives
8:50am - Wave 8 Starts

8:55am - Wave 9 Arrives
9:10am - Wave 9 Starts

9:15am - Wave 10 Arrives
9:30am - Wave 10 Starts

9:35am - Wave 11 Arrives
9:50am - Wave 11 Starts

9:55am - Wave 12 Arrives
10:10am - Wave 12 Starts

10:15am - Wave 13 Arrives
10:30am - Wave 13 Starts

10:35am - Wave 14 Arrives
10:50am - Wave 14 Starts

10:55am - Wave 15 Arrives
11:10am - Wave 15 Starts

11:15am - Wave 16 Arrives
11:30am - Wave 16 Starts

11:35am - Wave 17 Arrives
11:50am - Wave 17 Starts 


PACERS

We will not have pacers in 2020 due to COVID 19 guidelines 


HOTELS

HOST HOTEL - Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront


Welcome to Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront, an all-suite hotel along the Cape Fear Riverwalk- where you are close to the finish, top restaurants, shops and activities in historic downtown Wilmington.

Unwind in a spacious suite with cozy seating, flat-screen TVs, dining area, work desk, complimentary WiFi for Hilton Honors members, and a wet bar with fridge and microwave.

Start the day right with free made-to-order breakfast, then join us later for our complimentary Evening Reception* on our 2nd floor landing overlooking the Port City Marina. Head to our Rooftop Bar, Cloud 9, to enjoy panoramic river views and eclectic menus, or enjoy American Cuisine with locally sourced ingredients along the riverfront at Steam Restaurant & Bar.

Book Online Here or call 1-800-HILTONS and use the group code: BHM. You MUST BOOK BY 10/19/2020 to be guaranteed these special rates. 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront
9 Estell Lee Place, Wilmington, NC 28401
1 mile from the finish!



Race Rules

COURSE CUTOFF TIMES
Marathoners have 6:00 hours and Half Marathoners have 3:30:00 to complete the race. There will no longer be traffic control, or volunteers on the course after this time period.   If it's looking like you will not make the cutoff time, we will give you a warning first. 

TRASH
It is a violation to throw your trash on the course outside of an aid station. If you have gel packs, cups, or anything of this nature, please use our aid stations to dispose. We have basketball hoop trash cans at each aid station. Do your best to score a nice shot! This not only helps keep our city clean but helps give the runners behind you a positive experience by not having to run over trash.

COURSE ETIQUETTE
Follow the instructions of our course volunteers. We strongly suggest not using headphones as it is very important for you to be able to hear any directions of our course volunteers.

NO BIKE OR RUN PACING
Please tell your friends and family they cannot bike pace or run pace you on the course.  Based on USATF Rule 144 no runner shall be paced by another runner NOT registered in the race.  Therefore if you wish to get paced, you must be paced by a registered participant that starts with the race and has purchased a bib.  If you are caught without a bib pacing a runner, the runner you are pacing will be disqualified. 

Aid Stations

There will be 2 aid stations on the 6.55 loop course.  Aid stations will have bathrooms, bottled water, bottled Gatorade and GU Gel packs.

Military

All active and veteran military are eligable for a discounted entry.  Please email battleshiphalfmarathon@gmail.com with any kind of reference to you being active military such as an ID or government email address.

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Race Swag and Awards


PARTICIPANT RACE SWAG
Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K
All racers will receive the Without Limits brand 2020 Battleship Half Marathon Long Sleeve Race Shirt.


AWARDS
Finisher Medals
All finishers receive a finisher medal.  Marathoners and Half marathoners will receive a large 4" medal, 10K will receive 2.5" medals

Marathon Awards
Top 3 Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Masters Male/Female
Top Active Duty Military
Top 1 in Age Groups Male/Female: 18 & Under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Half Marathon Awards
Top 3 Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Masters Male/Female
Top Active Duty Military
Top 3 in Age Groups Male/Female: 18 & Under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

10K Awards
Top 3 Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Masters Male/Female
Top Active Duty Military
Top 1 in Age Groups Male/Female: 18 & Under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

To adhere to the City of Wilmington's COVID-19 protocols, we will not be holding an awards ceremony this year.
Awards will be available for pickup at Omega Sports in Wilmington after the race for local participants.  We will mail awards to out of town winners.  

 

PRE-RACE ATHLETE EMAIL
Race Header
Location: Wilmington, NC 
RACES: 26.2 | 13.1 | 10K

Dear %FIRST_NAME%,

Happy Race Week!  

On behalf of the Parkway Subaru Battleship North Carolina Half Marathon Team, thank you for participating in this year's event.

Below is lots of important information to get you ready for the event.  Please read the email all the way through.  In wake of the pandemic, the event logistics will look a little different, but we will still have fun!  

Thank you again for your support.  We look forward to seeing you at the Start Line on Sunday.



VIDEO BREAKING DOWN ALL YOUR RACE INFO
Our awesome and hard-working race directors, Tom Clifford & Colin Hackman, preview the event including breaking down the course, start area, aid stations, bathroom locations, tips, and more.

Just click on the picture to watch the video.





PACKET PICKUP
Saturday, November 7, 2020
12:00pm - 6:00pm
Parkway Subaru
5920 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405

Location: We will be located behind the Hyundai side of the dealership.
Parking:  Please park in any open spot in the Parkway Complex.  There are dirt lots in the back.


WAVE/CORRAL START TIMES
Per the North Carolina Governor's Executive Order on mass gatherings, each wave is to be no more than 50 people.  All waves are full.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but changes cannot be made.

Find your start time here:  WAVE START TIMES 


RACE DAY SCHEDULE
Sunday, November 8, 2020

Check In: Check In to the Start Area is located on Princess Street between Front and Water Streets.  Water Street will be closed, please access via Front Street.

- Participants are asked to arrive to the Start Area no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their start time for check in and temperature check.  Participants who arrive early, will be asked to return to their vehicle.


Check In & Start Times
6:10am - Wave 1 Arrives for Temperature Check
6:30am - Wave 1 Starts

6:35am - Wave 2 Arrives
6:50am - Wave 2 Starts

6:55am - Wave 3 Arrives
7:10am - Wave 3 Starts

7:15am - Wave 4 Arrives
7:30am - Wave 4 Starts

7:35am - Wave 5 Arrives
7:50am - Wave 5 Starts

7:55am - Wave 6 Arrives
8:10am - Wave 6 Starts

8:15am - Wave 7 Arrives
8:30am - Wave 7 Starts

8:35am - Wave 8 Arrives
8:50am - Wave 8 Starts

8:55am - Wave 9 Arrives
9:10am - Wave 9 Starts

9:15am - Wave 10 Arrives
9:30am - Wave 10 Starts

9:35am - Wave 11 Arrives
9:50am - Wave 11 Starts

9:55am - Wave 12 Arrives
10:10am - Wave 12 Starts

10:15am - Wave 13 Arrives
10:30am - Wave 13 Starts

10:35am - Wave 14 Arrives
10:50am - Wave 14 Starts

10:55am - Wave 15 Arrives
11:10am - Wave 15 Starts

11:15am - Wave 16 Arrives
11:30am - Wave 16 Starts

11:35am - Wave 17 Arrives
11:50am - Wave 17 Starts 


FINISH LINE
The finish line is located on Water Street near Princess Street.
Participants will exit the finish line area at Princess and Front Streets. We ask that you leave the area to avoid mass gathering, and meet with family and friends in another location.  Finishers will receive a finisher bag full of goodies, water, and their finisher medal.


SPECTATORS & POST RACE
Spectators are not allowed this year.  However, there are at least two restaurants opening early for family, friends, and finishers. 

Mellow Mushroom Pizza is opening early on race day for spectators and finishers.
- Location:  208 N. Water Street (this is along the course)
- Doors open at 10am
- Live Music at Noon - 3:00 PM
- The patio will be available with Full Menu, Mimosas, Bloody Mary's, and more. 

Beer Barrio will also be opening early.
- Location: 34 N Front Street (near the finish line exit)
- Food will be available.
- Battleship Half Marathon merchandise will be on sale outside Beer Barrio.


FACE COVERING REQUIREMENT
Per the City of Wilmington's COVID-19 rules, all participants are required to wear a mask to the Start Line.  Participants can remove their mask once the race starts, but not any earlier.  


2020 COURSE
Course Map
Marathon - 4 Loops
Half Marathon - 2 Loops
10K - 1 Loop


AID STATIONS
There will be 2 aid stations on the 6.55 mile loop course.  One is located at the Battleship NC, the other near Cape Fear Community College.  Aid stations will include bathrooms, bottled water, bottled Powerade, and GU Gel Packs.

It is a violation to throw your trash on the course outside of an aid station. If you have gel packs, cups, or anything of this nature, please use our aid stations to dispose.  This not only helps keep our volunteers safe, but keeps our city clean, and gives runners behind you a positive experience by not having to run over trash.


RESTROOMS
Portable Restrooms will be available at two locations:
Location 1: 2nd & Market Streets
Location 2: Chestnut & Front Streets

Portable restrooms will also be available at the Aid Stations.


START & FINISH LINE LIVE ON FACEBOOK
We will be streaming the Start and Finish lines on Facebook Live.  The start line stream will also provide updates on when Waves can head to the Start Area.

Start Line:  Visit the Parkway Subaru Battleship Half Marathon Facebook page
Finish Line:  Visit the It's Go Time Events Facebook page


QUESTIONS
Please email battleshiphalfmarathon@gmail.com 

 

The Parkway Subaru Battleship Marathon Half Marathon & 10K

Wilmington, NC
Sat November 7 - Fri November 13 2020

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