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SENC – Novant Health Wilmington NC Marathon and Half Marathon

February 25, 2023

SENC – Novant Health Wilmington NC Marathon and Half Marathon

SENC – Novant Health Wilmington NC Marathon and Half Marathon

The 2023 course will start at Johnny Mercer Pier overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at sunrise. The half, full and relay will take off and head west toward downtown Wilmington. The first 5 miles will be on flat main roads. Spectators can watch along this portion and can head downtown for the finish. Roads will be open for traffic at all times with a few detours. Once the runners hit mile 6.5, they will turn onto US 74 and head downtown. This will be a quiet portion of the event, as spectators will not be allowed here, but we will have aid station, signage, and music. By mile 9, US 74 raises up over the marsh land of Wilmington and runners will be elevated over land for 1.5 miles until the half splits from the full. The half marathon runs through Historic Downtown Wilmington to the River Front finish. The full marathon will continue to beautiful Greenfield Lake and back to the finish. From there, the rest of the course is mostly flat as the full marathon travels around Greenfield Lake trail as an out and back. The finish is located at Live Oak Bank Pavilion in beautiful Historic Downtown Wilmington.

Half/Full/Relay Start: Johnny Mercer Pier, Wrightsville Beach

Half/Full/Relay Finish: Downtown Wilmington Live Oak Bank Pavilion

Expo/Packet Pickup 11am to 8:00pm Friday February 24th: Wilmington Convention Center


4:45am Shuttle Service Begins
 National Anthem
7:10 am: Half and Full Marathon and Marathon Relay Start
10:00am Half Marathon Award
11:00am Full Marathon Award
1:20pm Course Cutoff