Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
3.3
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
3.8
PRODUCTION
3.8
SWAG
4
The 2020 Battleship NC Half Marathon will be a looped course. We will be having the only first-ever Battleship Marathon distance (4 loops). The Half will be 2 loops, and the 10K will be 1 loop. The 5K will be cancelled this year since the Saturday Veterans parade has been … MORE
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    Bluebird46360 FIRST-TIMER '20

    The race production was very well organized especially with all the COVID restrictions. They did temp checks before entering the corral, which had 50- people start every 20 minutes or … MORE

    The race production was very well organized especially with all the COVID restrictions. They did temp checks before entering the corral, which had 50- people start every 20 minutes or so. Had to wear masks at the start/finish, removing only to run. Trash cans placed appropriately so volunteers did not have to worry about the spread of germs, water bottles/ power aide, and Gu’s laid out on the table for runners to grab. The marathon was 4 loops around the USS North Carolina Battleship, going over 2 bridges each loop (2 loops for the 1/2, and 1 loop for the 10K). Not sure if they will do a marathon again, I believe this was just added for this year, but I am glad to have gotten it in. Wilmington in general is a very cute town to visit, and enjoyed being able to sit by the poolside in November after a hot run (finish 79 degrees), another perk was no car was needed (we were able to Uber or walk anywhere we needed to go). PS Medal was really cool!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    kaylabilladeau FIRST-TIMER '17

    I undertrained for this race... that being said, There was a snafu with getting runners via bus to the Battleship for the start due to the ferry being out of … MORE

    I undertrained for this race… that being said, There was a snafu with getting runners via bus to the Battleship for the start due to the ferry being out of commission the year I was there. They started late to make sure people were all there, which was very nice of them. The course was beautiful going over the water multiple times and through a residential area and park.
    I carry my own water, so the aid stations weren’t used by me.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    roxy031 FIRST-TIMER '09

    This was my very first half marathon, and I don't have fond memories of it. It was in November, and it was 81 at the start (8 am). It was … MORE

    This was my very first half marathon, and I don’t have fond memories of it. It was in November, and it was 81 at the start (8 am). It was so hot and humid, which made running way harder, and your first half marathon is already mentally challenging as it is. I was a much slower runner then (11:30ish pace) but still sort of middle-of-the-pack because there were a lot of walkers, and by the time I got to some of the aid stations, they were out of water cups. They still had water, just no cups. Because it was so hot and humid, the faster runners had taken multiple cups I guess, and they ran out. There were 2 aid stations in a row that were out of cups, so we had to go something like 6 miles without water. It was brutal. The course has some pretty parts, but overall it’s just kind of fine. Maybe I’m biased now because I’ve run so many pretty half marathons since then, but if you’re in the Wilmington area, I think the Wrightsville Beach Half Marathon is a better option.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    tcole FIRST-TIMER '16

    Three bridges will provide you the reality check but the scenery and the race production was top notch. The appreciation for the military folks was a nice touch. Ed Fore … MORE

    Three bridges will provide you the reality check but the scenery and the race production was top notch. The appreciation for the military folks was a nice touch.
    Ed Fore & Janice McSweeney deserve a lot of credit for their hard work and effort. I have enjoyed all of their races this year.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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