The Parkway Subaru Battleship Marathon Half Marathon & 10K

Sat November 7 - Fri November 13, 2020 Wilmington, NC 28401 US Directions


$120 11/08 6:00AM EST - 11:30AM EST
17 spots left. Registration ends November 6, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Half Marathon

$95.00 11/08 7:30AM EST
Events: Half Marathon 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


$85 11/08 7:30AM EST - 11:30AM EST
16 spots left. Registration ends November 7, 2020 at 11:59pm EST


$65 Registration ends November 6, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
301 N Water St
Wilmington, NC US 28401

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!

Plan Your Event


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

Location: We will be located near 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.


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.
Start times will be based on waves for 2020.  As we near the event, keep an eye on your email for start times.


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


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

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. 

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.

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.

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.


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


Race Contact Info

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Race Swag and Awards

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

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.  



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