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Half Marathon and 5k

  • Races: Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) and 5k (3.1 Miles)
  • Date: October 4,2015
  • Location: Carolina Beach Lake Park, Atlanta Ave & Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
  • Time: 8:00 am (half), 8:15 am (5k)

Race Description

Located at the northern end of Pleasure Island, Carolina Beach is a family-friendly, extraordinary beach town that’s curiously entertaining! An original beachside boardwalk, a state park, colorful characters, miles of alluring beach, world-class fishing, and interesting one-of-a kind events and festivals, all set Carolina Beach apart from the ordinary.

The location is perfect and you can’t find a more flat, fast course.  Come set your PR at this race.


Flat, beautiful course beginning in Downtown Carolina Beach.  Part of course goes through the Carolina Beach State Park to the Marina.

The race start is at Atlanta and 3rd Street

The half marathon has a time limit of 3 hours and 30 minutes.

October on Pleasure Island, North Carolina is usually perfect for running. Average  Temperatures: Low 52° / High 75°.

Registration Details

Entry Fee’s

  • Half Marathon $40 Until 12/31/14
  • Half Marathon: $50 Until 03/31/15
  • Half Marathon: $60 Until 07/31/15
  • Half Marathon: $70 Until 10/03/15
  • Half Marathon: $80 Race Day
  • 5k Run/Walk $20 Until 12/31/14
  • 5k Run/Walk $25 Until 09/15/15
  • 5k Run/Walk $30 Until 10/03/15
  • 5k Run/Walk $40 Race Day

Packet Pickup

  • Saturday, Oct 3 (early packet pickup)


  • Sunday, Oct 5 (race site)
    6:00am – 7:30am
    Carolina Beach Lake Park
    Atlanta Ave & Lake Park Blvd
    Carolina Beach, NC 28428


  • 6:00 AM – Late Packet Pickup Opens
  • 7:30 AM – Late Packet Pickup Closes
  • 8:00 AM – Race Start Half Marathon
  • 8:15 AM – Race Start 5k
  • 9:30 AM – Award Ceremony 5k
  • 11:00am – Award Ceremony Half Marathon


This race will be chip timed with disposable bib-chips, We ask all athletes to wear their race number on the front and visible.

All Half Marathon finishers will receive a custom race medal

Age Group Award

Awards will be presented to the following categories:

  • Age Groups: Under-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
  • Race Director reserves the right to combine age groups.

Finisher Medals

  • 2014 Half Marathon Finishers Medal



  • Race entry includes a custom designed gender specific race shirt.
  • Shirts are Gender specific size.
  • Register at least 2 weeks prior to race day to guarantee you shirt!

All Half Marathon Finishers receive a custom medal

Aid Stations

  • Start – Water, sports drink
  • 2.25 Miles – Water, lemon/lime Gatorade
  • 4 Miles – Water, lemon/lime Gatorade
  • 6.5 Miles – Water, lemon/lime Gatorade
  • 7.75 Miles – Water,lemon/lime Gatorade
  • 10.25 Miles – Water, lemon/lime Gatorade
  • 12.25 Miles – Water, lemon/lime Gatorade
  • Finish Line – Food and drinks galore

Pace Groups

We will offer the following pace groups to help get you to the finish line with a PR.  Meet the 2014 Pace Team leaders!

  • 1:30 (6:52 per mile)
  • 1:35 (7:15 per mile)
  • 1:40 (7:38 per mile)
  • 1:45 (8:01 per mile)
  • 1:50 (8:24 per mile)
  • 2:00 (9:10 per mile)
  • 2:15 (10:18 per mile)
  • 2:30 (11:27 per mile)

You do not need to sign up for a pace group.  We are currently looking for pace group leaders, visit the pace team page to see what openings we still have.  Meet the 2014 pace team leaders.

The small Print

lock_closedCancellation Policy

In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined.

lock_closedRules / Guidelines

Sorry, but for safety reasons, we do not allow dogs, bicycles, inline skates or any means of transportation other than running, walking or wheelchairs. Running baby strollers are allowed but must have a minimum of 6″ wheels. Race Director reserves the right to reject any entry or to remove any participant from the race course without explanation.