USATF Certified half marathon (USATF-05061-PH) as well as a fun out and back 5K course. Two River Taxi Boats transport runners to the race start as well as Trolley buses. Free Ticket to tour the Battleship to all runners in both races. 8 State Records set on our course. The TRYSPORTS Expo/Packet Pickup is Saturday November 3rd AT THE COASTLINE CONFERENCE CENTER. The race is Walker Friendly with a dedicated 7:00 am walker start. The 14th Annual Carolina Sports Medicine Battleship NC Half Marathon is a beautiful and challenging (for the beach area) Half Marathon that starts and finishes at the Battleship North Carolina. The Port Land Grille Battleship 5K is an out and back with a little bite going over and back on one bridge. Local runners volunteer for, support, and make this race possibleEach racer in both the Half Marathon and 5K gets a FREE TICKET to tour the Battleship North Carolina. Precision Race will be timing our event with bib chip timing and real time results. RACE DAY Registration at the Battleship in the auditorium to the right of the Memorial's main entrance, if the race is not closed out. The Half Marathon course crosses two bridges over the Cape Fear River, goes through historic downtown Wilmington, tours beautiful Greenfield Lake, and returns to the Battleship via the Memorial Bridge. Entries will be limited to 1,750 runners this year.The Port Land Grille Battleship 5K is a fun out and back that crosses the Cape Fear River bridge, takes a U-turn and re-crosses the bridge and returns to the Battleship. Both races finish with a flat half-mile stretch.Race Day packet pickup is at the Battleship between 6:00 AM and 7:30 AM.Port Land Grille is the Title Sponsor of the 5K again in 2012. Please check out their website for "Progressive regional American cuisine masterfully prepared by chef owner Shawn Wellersdick in a casual yet elegant coastal setting since November 2000." It's scrumptious!