Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.8
(5 Ratings)  (5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.6
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
4.8
SWAG
5
The Wilmington Historic Half Marathon, 10K and 5K will start in the heart of downtown, taking runners on a beautiful closed course through the streets as they see the true southern beauty of Historic Wilmington North Carolina. After 2.5 miles of down town running, the 5K splits off to the … MORE
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    dfrechette REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This is a fun way to run around Wilmington. It starts off with all the bridges in the first part of the race which is a great idea. The second … MORE

    This is a fun way to run around Wilmington. It starts off with all the bridges in the first part of the race which is a great idea. The second part of the race has a lake to run around which made for a nice change of scenery. Lastly, this race finishes on the boardwalk. Great overall experience. Coastal Productions puts on a fun race.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    sftblleco13 FIRST-TIMER '21

    Coastal Race Productions put on a great race weekend. I did the challenge (5K immediately followed by the half marathon). Both races were great. Course support was solid throughout both … MORE

    Coastal Race Productions put on a great race weekend. I did the challenge (5K immediately followed by the half marathon). Both races were great. Course support was solid throughout both races. Volunteers and cops were all friendly and helpful. I never felt lost or unsupported, which, as a back of the pack runner, was really nice. Gigantic medals and a really nice quarter zip for the half. Good beer and barbecue at the end. Course was a bit hilly going over some bridges, and running on the metal grating on the bridges can be disorienting. Running along the water was really pretty. I did this for my NC half for a half in every state challenge. Plenty of portos in the start areas.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    shawa2007 FIRST-TIMER '21

    The Wilmington Historic Half proved to be a great race as my first NC half marathon...and an opportunity to visit family. The start of the course winds through downtown Wilmington … MORE

    The Wilmington Historic Half proved to be a great race as my first NC half marathon…and an opportunity to visit family. The start of the course winds through downtown Wilmington before crossing three bridges leading to a loop around Greenfield Lake and finishing along the riverwalk to the finish.
    provided a nice destination event in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina. The race was well organized and the medal was huge!

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    Trumpetmanbob FIRST-TIMER '21

    The Wilmington Historic Half provided a nice destination event in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina. The course explores some of the historic downtown and ends by following the great riverwalk along … MORE

    The Wilmington Historic Half provided a nice destination event in beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina. The course explores some of the historic downtown and ends by following the great riverwalk along the Cape Fear river. The race was well organized and the swag was fantastic!

    The course began at a pretty riverfront park. Parking and hotels are within easy walking distance. A 5k started first and there was special challenge swag for those who run both. The first 2 miles of the run were through the historic downtown before crossing the first of three large bridges. These bridges presented the only real hills on the course. Two of them had metal grating on the decks which felt very strange to run on, even with the burlap mats they put down for the runners. The course through here is along very busy roads, though good separation from traffic is provided. The course then moved out to paved trails around a lake before returning to downtown where it finished by following the riverfront for the last mile or so along the town’s boardwalk riverwalk.

    The course was scenic at times, particularly downtown and along the river. However, nearly half is of the run is along busy roads, even though the bridges provide nice views of the river. The only major problem I noted was uneven nature of the running surfaces and lots of quick twists and turns on the last mile. Saw a couple of runners almost trip on the curbs as we went on and off sidewalk and some little wooden bridges as we circled the lake in the park.

    The post race party was nice with a free beer and good BBQ. The quarter zip shirt for participants was really nice and not covered with the names of sponsors like so many other races. The shirt was picked up post race as the bibs were mailed out about a week before. Finally, the finisher’s metal was absolutely enormous!

    Overall, this was a great run to travel to North Carolina for. I would not hesitate to run this or any other races produced by this company again.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    kdube76 FIRST-TIMER '19

    The course takes you through downtown Wilmington and then to a park surrounding a lake. The course around the lake makes you feel isolated but the views are wonderful. Download … MORE

    The course takes you through downtown Wilmington and then to a park surrounding a lake. The course around the lake makes you feel isolated but the views are wonderful.
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    The swag is awesome. If you sign up to run the challenge, you’ll run a 5k first then followed by the half marathon. That earns you two shirts and two medals in one day. At the end of the race, we also received a fleece blanket. I take that blanket to all my other races to stay warm afterwards.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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