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5 Star Race Productions, LLC Wilmington Sports, Fitness and Parks
3240 Red Berry Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28409

(910) 398-5539

The CAROLINA SPORTS MEDICINE BATTLESHIP NORTH CAROLINA HALF MARATHON (13.1 miles) and Port Land Grille Battleship 5K (3.1 miles) is a challenging and fun race that starts and finishes at the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. The half-marathon is a USATF-certified course that goes over two bridges, passes through Historic Downtown Wilmington, tours beautiful Greenfield Lake, crosses the Cape Fear Memorial bridge and returns to the battleship. It is one of the largest half-marathons in the state. There have been eight NC state records set in the half-marathon in the 13 year history of the race. The 5K is a precisely measured out-and-back course that crosses one bridge, makes a U-turn and returns to the battleship.

This event is presented annually in November by 5 Star Race productions (Ed Fore and Janice McSweeney) in cooperation with the staff of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA Memorial, many great volunteers, and members of the local running community. The race features chip timing, river taxi and trolley buses to race start, a Saturday Expo/packet pickup at the Coastline Conference Center, a post race party and awards ceremony overlooking the beautiful Cape Fear River with pizza, running-related vendors, and free beer after the race. Proceeds benefit the Battleship Restoration Fund, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society TNT, Step Up for Soldiers, the Cape Fear Literacy Council and several other local charities.


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