Wilmington Marathon turns into a Destination to Destination Event

“Destination-to-Destination” Run Course and Event Brand Unveiled

Apr 16, 2019

NHRMC Wilmington NC Marathon Madness celebrates its second decade with major course changes.

Wilmington, NC – Southeastern North Carolina’s largest running event is taking a new turn in 2020 with an all new course and updated nameThe 11th Annual NHRMC WILMINGTON NC MARATHON MADNESS” now highlights the city of Wilmington, North Carolina. The event is tentatively planning on hosting the runners’ expo and finish-line celebration in and around the Wilmington Convention Center.

“We are thrilled to host a race that tours the City of Wilmington,” said Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo. “Wilmington is growing rapidly and large events like the NHRMC Wilmington Marathon Madness will help bring out of town guests to tour our city and have a great experience with an excellent first-class course.  We are excited as a City and look forward to great things in spring of 2020.”

The majority of the race course will take place on Wilmington roads. The biggest change participants will notice is a world class, point-to-point route that will take runners from the pristine coast of Wrightsville Beach, to the historic Cape Fear Riverfront for the finish-line and post-race celebration.

“This is a dream course for runners, very flat with only a few turns and highlighting the City of Wilmington along the way making it better than a point-to-point race. This will be a true ‘destination-to-destination race’ that runners from all over the country will appreciate, “said Race Director Tom Clifford. “The City of Wilmington and our partners like New Hanover Regional Medical Center have been incredibly supportive to help this vision and dream come to life.”

“New Hanover Regional Medical Center has supported this event for many years and is proud to be the title sponsor,” said Carolyn Fisher, NHRMC Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “We hope the new course will generate excitement and encourage even more people to challenge themselves to train and run to improve their overall health and well-being.”

The race, which averages over 3,500 participants annually, will utilize the mantra “Span the Cape Fear Coast from Wrightsville Beach to Downtown Wilmington.”  Highlights of the race will include a larger expo Downtown Wilmington, a sunrise start at Wrightsville Beach, a picturesque run course spanning six bridges providing runners unparalleled views of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Cape Fear River and the serene vantage points around Greenfield Lake.

Clifford added that the course is tentative to the city’s permitting process and changes could occur based on traffic flow and construction and that the final course will lessen the traffic impact making it easier for motorists during the event.

Clifford stressed his appreciation for over ten years of community support, “As always, the event will give the runners the opportunity to race a fast course, see historic sites and enjoy many beautiful areas around our city. We have had an amazing 10 years on the east side of town and are very thankful for the Landfall Community, UNCW, and Mayfaire for their hospitality and support.”

For more information please visit: http://www.wilmingtonncmarathon.com

Proactive Lifestyle Events

Proactive Lifestyle Events is a 501C3 Non-Profit Organization that puts on athletic events, particularly marathon races and endurance events to serve the local community of Wilmington, North Carolina and surrounding areas. We strive to create a world class experience, promote health and fitness for all ages, and give back to our community.

Without Limits

Without Limits produces the NHRMC Wilmington Marathon, Battleship NC Half Marathon, and the Southern Tour Ultra, also has an Apparel Division which provides race apparel to customers across the United States. They also operate a Coaching Division that has helped athletes to achieve US Olympic Trial honors while also supporting hundreds of adult and youth athletes reach their goals through coaching and training programs. In 2018 Without Limits also launched the Runners Daily Vitamin, a nutritional support formula to maintain health, optimize performance and promote recovery in runners and endurance athletes.

More info: http://www.iamwithoutlimits.com

New Hanover Regional Medical Center

New Hanover Regional Medical Center and its affiliated hospitals, outpatient centers and physician practices serve as the primary healthcare provider for Southeastern North Carolina. The healthcare system provides quality care in multiple specialties including cardiac, oncology, neurology, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, orthopedics, trauma, behavioral health and others. The NHRMC Physician Group encompasses more than 280 providers serving in 20 specialties. NHRMC is dedicated to providing patients with high quality care and an excellent experience. Our mission, Leading Our Community to Outstanding Health, reflects our belief that our commitment to you extends beyond the doors of our facilities as we work with you to build a healthier community. Visit www.nhrmc.org for more information.