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The Battle for Independence is a 4th of July race in Wilmington, NC, giving participants the chance to battle it out along Independence Blvd. on Wilmington’s scenic Cross City Trail. The race is flat and fast, helping draw in the best athletes in our region, but is also family friendly for runners of all ages.
We treat each Battle for Independence Race participant with southern hospitality as we celebrate the birth of our nation and honor those who serve.
COUNTDOWN TO RACE DAY
"America, yeah I ran it." -George Washington
Shirt: Express your inner running patriot with our Battle for Independence Road Race shirts. The Without Limits branded tees are guaranteed to participants who register by June 4, 2021. Participants who register after this date can select from remaining sizes during registration.
Finisher Medal: All finishers will receive a medal at the Finish Line!
The Pointe at Barclay 1450 Barclay Pointe Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28412
The Battle for Independence 5K & 1 Mile start and finish at The Pointe at Barclay along Independence Blvd. The race travels from the Pointe, to the shady Halyburton Park; Named for Congressional Medal of Honor Award Winner, and New Hanover High School Graduate, William Halyburton. The keyhole route takes advantage of shady paved trails and flat easy running.
This race course is also stroller and wheelchair friendly! However, dogs are not allowed on this course so please leave them at home or with a non-running spectator.
1 MILE AWARDS • Top 3 Overall, Male & Female • Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female: 6 & Under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16+
5K AWARDS • Top 3 Overall, Male & Female • Top 3 Overall Masters (40+), Male & Female • Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female: 10 & Under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
HOW YOUR REGISTRATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE
The Battle for Independence Road Race is excited to partner with the NHRMC Foundation, specifically the Employee Benevolent Fund. NHRMC employees have worked hard through the pandemic. This is our chance to say thank you.
The Employee Benevolent Fund provides financial support to eligible NHRMC employees who are facing an unforeseen emergency or unusual hardship.