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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
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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 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.
We will have aid stations at the following miles, 3, 7, and 10 miles. Aid stations will consist of water, electrolyte fluids, and Clif gels. All aid stations will have 2-4 bathrooms located at each.