HALF MARATHON FAQ
Can I park at the ship?
How many water stops are on the Half Marathon course?
Are there bathrooms on the course?
Is food provided on the course?
Is there an aid station on the Course?
Are headphones prohibited?
Are walkers allowed in the Half Marathon?
Are baby joggers allowed?
EXPO/PACKET PICKUP FAQ
Can I register for the race at the Expo?
How do I get my business into the Expo?
Can I buy runnning shoes, supplies, and technical clothing at the Expo?
Can a friend pick up my packet at the expo?
Can I change from the Half Marathon to the 5K at the Expo?
What are the shirts like?
HALF MARATHON FAQ
Can I park at the ship?
Yes, but parking is limited and is allowed only in designated parking spaces – period. Take the river taxi or buses if at all possible. If you park on the road or out of parking spaces we will have your vehicle towed at your expense or possible pushed it into the river if time is short. DO NOT PARK OUT OF DESIGNATED SPACES. DO NOT PARK ON THE HIGHWAY NEAR THE ENTRANCE TO THE BATTLESHIP. We will have your car towed. It costs $200 to get it back. The access road to the Parking lot and Battleship Memorial closes at 7:00 AM race day and remains closed until 9:30 AM. Also, if the parking lot gets full you will be turned away no matter what time it is.
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Six water stops are located at approximately 2-mile intervals.
Yes. We will place Rent-a-Johns at the 5-mile point, the 8.7-mile point, and at the 10.4-mile point on the Greenfield Lake loop portion of the course. Also, there are public restrooms located at the 5-mile and 10-mile points as you enter and leave Greenfield Lake. Ask the volunteers for directions to the restrooms if you miss the Rent-a-Johns. The public restrooms are located approximately 50 yards off the course.
No, not on the course. There will be an aid station at the Battleship staffed by Carolina Sports Medicine and Shoreline Physical Therapy. If you have trouble on the course and need help, tell a volunteer and they will help you or call for the Course Control Boss to bring a truck to transport you to the Battleship. If needed, the volunteer will call an ambulance. Don't be a hero, ask for help if you need it.
No, but we strongly recommend not using them. YOU are responsible for your own safety so be smart and run with all your senses unimpaired by anything, including headphones.
Yes, walkers are more than welcome but you have to walk at a 15-minute per mile pace. That is a brisk walk but is not a crazy pace. Everyone starts at 8:00 am and everyone has to be at mile-12 in three hours/11:00 am. Mile 12 is at the top of the Memorial Bridge. If you are not going up the bridge ramp before 11:00 am you will be removed from the course at that time. This is for safety concerns and to comply with NCDOT requests related to keeping the Memorial Bridge cones in place.
No, baby joggers or racing chairs are not allowed. The course is not safe for any type of baby jogger or racing chair. Bicycles are not allowed to pace runners at all.
This is an NCDOT "suggestion" for safety purposes. We put the race on at their discretion and respect their authority. Please do the same.
Racing Chairs are not permitted. The course is not safe for any type of racing chairs or baby joggers.
Is there Race Day Registration?
Yes, from 6am until 7:30 am AT THE BATTLESHIP In the auditorium. Check the race website or online registration page for information on the race being closed out. To register race day, take the ramp to the left of the stairs beside the main entrance of the Memorial and register inside the auditorium.
Yes. Gatorade will be provided at all water stops as well as water.
Yes, BUT ONLY AFTER 8:00 am ON RACE DAY. The River Taxis and Trolley Buses are used to transport runners to the Start Line. Also, the Captain has total control over the boat – when the boat departs, who rides and so forth. He is piloting a boat in inter-coastal waters and has serious legal powers and responsibilities. Do not mess with the Captain of the boat ever.
EXPO/PACKET PICKUP FAQ's
Yes, if the race is not closed out. Last year we closed out on Thursday before the race. We strongly suggest signing up early to ensure that you have a spot in the race.
Yes you can. Trysports will be on hand with a large display of the latest in running shoes, technical clothing and supplies of all kinds. The Trysports sales team is made up of highly knowledgable, easy going helpful people, some of whom also happen to be sub-three hour marathoners and Ironman Triathletes, They speak our language and are helpful to athletes of all levels. There will also be other runnning related businesses and fine running stores reps from Omega Sports and New Balance of Wilmington to provide all types of running gear for sale at the Expo.
Yes you can. They need to bring a note signed by you naming them as being allowed to pick up your packet/t-shirt/race number. Once they have your packet they have sole responsibility for getting it to you.
Yes you can, but no money will be refunded at this late date.
Half Marathon shirts are long sleeved, Zorrel tech shirts. 5K shirts are also nice, long sleeved shirts.