2015 Two Town Half Marathon

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Topsail Beach Town Center 624 S Anderson Topsail BeachNC  28445
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Topsail Beach Town Center 624 S Anderson Topsail BeachNC  28445

About This Activity

The 2nd annual Two Town Half Marathon takes place on the beautiful Topsail Island in both Surf City and Topsail Beach, North Carolina. It is point-to-point course during the peak of autumn. You'll finish at the Soundside Park Boardwalk. You will have the opportunity to stroll to Soundside Park via the beautiful wooden boardwalk directly towards the Intracoastal Waterway with a great view of the swing bridge to arrive ay the post-race celebration where you will receive your medal and great eats! A mock finish will be available as a great photo-op, live race results and the awards ceremony will also be at the park.... oh, and did we mention, it's probably the flattest course you'll ever run?! Come out and support this benefit fundraiser for the Pretty in Pink Foundation!

Event details and schedule

What: 2 Town Half Marathon

When: Saturday, October 10, 2015


Event Start Times:

7:00 am Half Marathon Walk

7:30 am Half Marathon Run

10:00 am Awards Ceremony


Location Information:

Start Line: Topsail Beach Town Center, 624 South Anderson Blvd., Topsail Beach NC, 28445

Finish Line: Soundside Park Boardwalk, South New River Drive, Surf City NC, 28445

Post-Race Celebration/Award Location: Soundside Park, 517 Roland Avenue, Surf City, NC 28445

Packet Pick-up:

Friday, October 9, 2015: Pre-Race packet pick-up will be offered from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, you may pick up your race bib and shirt at Surf City Community Center’s gymnasium (201 Community Center Drive, Surf City, NC 28445).


Saturday, October 10, 2015: Day of packet pick-up will be offered from 6:00 am to 6:50 am. You may pick up your race bib and shirt under the pavilion at    Topsail Beach Town Center (624 South Anderson Blvd., Topsail Beach NC,    28445).

**Please ensure you have your picture ID with you. An ID will be required to pick up your packet.

Custom Half Marathon finisher medals, overall and age group awards, and a post-race party will take place at picturesque Soundside Park in Surf City. 


Shuttle and Parking Information

We encourage all racers and spectators to park in our “Racer Lot”!

Parking will be available at the following lots:

Lot 1: Racer Lot at South New River Drive, Surf City, NC 28445 (next to Crabby Mike’s)

Lot 2: Overflow to Surf City Public Parking at 306 Roland Avenue, Surf City, NC 28445 (next to Beach Bunny Grill)

A handicap/ADA accessible parking will be available at Soundside Park located at 517 Roland Avenue, Surf City NC 28445.

Our free shuttle service from Island Taxi will run from our “Racer Lot” to the start at Topsail Town Center from 5:30 to 7:30 am every 35 minutes.

 Awards Ceremony at 10:00 AM at Soundside Park!

Age group awards will be presented to the first male and female finisher in each category below, and overall awards will be presented to the first male and female to cross the finish line. Overall male and female finishers will not be eligible for age group awards:

  • 24 & under
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70 & up


Bag Drop

Bag drop will be provided to participants. We will transport bags from the start to the finish line.

Please bring your bags to registration at Topsail Town Center. You are permitted to use your own bag. We do ask that it is visibly marked with your name and bib number. Note, staff members reserve the right to ask you to open the bag to see its contents.

This is a new security measure that has been implemented for the Two Town Half Marathon. We thank you for your understanding in this matter.



1. Public restrooms available at start at Topsail Town Center

2.  Porta-potty at end of Shore Line Drive @ ~ mile 2.5

3. Porta-potty at beach access on Davis Avenue @ ~ mile 4.5 (behind Beach Shop & Grill)

4. Public restroom at Topsail Town Center @ ~ mile 4.5

5.  Porta-potty/Water Station 3 @ ~ mile 6  

6.  Porta-potty/Water Station 4 @ ~ mile 8  

7. Porta-potty/Water Station 5 @ ~ mile 10  

8. Public restroom at beach access at 200 South Shore Drive (Kinston Avenue Beach Access)

9. Public restroom at beach access at 102 North Shore Drive (Roland Beach Access)

10.Public restroom at beach access at 402 North Shore Drive (New Bern Beach Access)   

11. Porta-potty at north end of course turn around at end of North Topsail Drive

12. Public restrooms available at Soundside Park (location of post-race celebration/awards ceremony)


Water Stations

Water Station 1 @ ~ mile 2; return ~ 3 (run past twice)

Water Station 2 @ mile 4.5 at Topsail Town Center

Water Station 3 @ ~ mile 6 (Water & Gatorade)

Water Station 4 @ ~ mile 8 (Water & Gatorade)

Water Station 5 @ ~ mile 10 (Water & Gatorade)

Water Station 6 @ ~ mile 12 at Surf City Fire Dept.  (run past twice) 

Racers will have 8 opportunities to access water stations!


 Please note:

*The roads will not be closed

*Racers should run against traffic and no more than two abreast

*There is no cut off time but please know water stations may not be available after 12 pm

*Golf carts, strollers, pets, scooters (motorized or other), skateboards, etc are not permitted on the race course.

*Spectators are welcome to bring leashed dogs to the park but there will be no dogs permitted on the race course

*The course will be well marked with signs, road chalk and volunteers directing route, however, it is the ultimate responsibility of the participant to know the course

*This event is rain or shine although it will be postponed or rescheduled upon severe weather conditions

*No refunds available after September 30

*Entries are non-transferrable

*If you did not sign up prior to September 30, race shirts and finisher medals are NOT guaranteed. Extra have been ordered but quantities are limited. If you did not receive a race shirt or medal and would like to inquire concerning extra, please email wellness@townofsurfcity.com with name, bib number, phone number and t-shirt size if applicable.

Interested in volunteering? Please contact wellness@townofsurfcity.com. Volunteers will receive a shirt to wear day of.

Proceeds benefit Pretty in Pink, a local breast cancer foundation

Visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/2townhalfmarathon for the latest updates!

Any additional questions? Visit our website at www.surfcityparksandrec.com or contact: wellness@townofsurfcity.com or call Surf City Community Center at 910-328-4887.


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