Fri March 16 - Sat March 17 Wilmington, NC US 28403 Directions RaceJoy Ready

Marathon Madness Mile

03/16 6:30PM EDT

Marathon Madness 5K

03/16 6:30PM EDT

Half Marathon

03/17 6:40AM EDT


03/17 6:40AM EDT

Marathon RELAY

03/17 6:40AM EDT

Virtual Half Marathon

03/17 6:40AM EDT

Virtual Marathon

03/17 6:40AM EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

601 S College Rd.
Wilmington, NC US 28403

The NHRMC Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madnessis more than a race…with world class shopping, beautiful beaches, famous restaurants and a historic downtown waterfront, why make it just a race when you can make it a memorable race experience?  It is March and what better these than Marathon Madness!
Registration is now open for the 9th Annual NHRMC Marathon Marathon Madness Weekend. All races are set to kick off at 7:00 p.m, Friday, March 16th, 2018, with the Half Marathon, Full Marathon and  Marathon Relay Saturday morning March 17th. The event will be the largest participatory timed race in the Wilmington/Cape Fear area, and is expected to draw 4,000 competitors from dozens of states, and a spectator crowd of roughly 15,000.
Throughout this fast, flat, Boston Qualifier course, runners will be able to enjoy the scenic coastal views of Wrighsville Beach, Landfall Community, Airlie, and UNCW.  Our marathon madness theme allows for competitors to dress in their favorite college team gear and pass through college themed aid stations and tailgate stations.   Each competitor and their supporters can take full advantage of all the fun offered by this world famous beach destination.


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Start Address: Municipal Ln Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Finish Address: UNCW Burney Center: 4941 Riegel Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403

YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR PACKET AT THE EXPO.  Friends or Family can also pick up your packet for you.  (No race morning packet pickup)

Expo Hours: Friday: 11:00AM to 8:30PM

For questions: Visit our FAQ page

For Schedule of Events: Visit our schedule

Reminder there are no refunds for this event
- You may transfer to another runner for a full refund
- You can use the $8.00 insurance if you paid for it and receive a full refund
(please keep in mind that if you email us asking for a refund, we are going to refer back to these options)
- You can defer to 2019 until February 1st for a $15.00 fee


Friday March 16th
- 6:30pm 1 mile and 5K

Saturday March 17th
- 6:40am 26.2, 13.1 and 26.2 Relay

Cutoff Times

1 mile - 30 minutes
5K - 60 minutes
13.1 - 3:15:00
 - Must be across Military Cutoff by 9:00am
 - Must be across Eastwood by 9:20am
26.2 - 6:20:00
 - Must be across the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge at Mile 17.3 by 10:15am
 - Must be across Military Cutoff at Mile 18.5 by 11:00am

RaceJoy Enabled
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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the NHRMC Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The NHRMC Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
Course Maps

The NHRMC Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness has course maps available.

View Course Maps

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