Marathon This Weekend Set To Attract 4,300 Runners, Millions Of Dollars

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 23, 2024
The 4,300 runners expected at a marathon in Wilmington this weekend could pump millions of dollars into the area’s economy.

Officials won’t be able to estimate the total economic impact of this year’s Novant Health Wilmington Marathon until after Saturday’s race, but last year added up to nearly $5.7 million, according to John Sneed, vice president of sales and services for the Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau.

This year’s event, presented by Wicked Weed Brewing, starts Saturday morning and includes a full marathon, Toyota of Wilmington half-marathon and marathon relay.

The marathon course is set to start in Wrightsville Beach at Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier. The full marathon, half-marathon and marathon relay courses will lead downtown, with the full marathon continuing through a loop at Greenfield Lake, according to a CVB news release. All races will finish at Live Oak Bank Pavilion. 

The release stated that roads will be open to traffic throughout race events “with detours to minimize any disruptions to morning commutes.” 

Without Limits, an organization providing coaching services and products to runners and triathlon athletes, directs the Novant Health Wilmington Marathon and the Parkway Subaru Battleship NC Half Marathon.

“Hosting races provides a wonderful opportunity to showcase the destination to families who are traveling from strong visitor feeder markets,” said Kim Hufham, president and CEO of the Wilmington and Beaches CVB. “We hope the participants and their families enjoy their visit and return for future races and family vacations.” 
Ico insights


Headshots march websized 2

Is Your Commercial Roof Ready for April Showers?

David Grandey - Highland Roofing Company
Dave sweyer 300 x 300

Insights into the 2023 Leasing Market in Wilmington, NC: What You Need to Know

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management
Headshotrosaliecalarco 1182131047

Help Stop Government Impersonator Scams

Trending News

City Club, Event Center On The Market For $7.5 Million

Emma Dill - Apr 16, 2024

Wilmington Tech Company Tapped For Federal Forestry Contract

Audrey Elsberry - Apr 15, 2024

Commercial Real Estate Firm Promotes Adams, Mitchell To Vice President Roles

Staff Reports - Apr 16, 2024

New Hanover Industrial Park To Get $3.3M In Incentives For Expansion, New Jobs

Emma Dill - Apr 15, 2024

Gravette Named Executive Director Of Nir Family YMCA

Staff Reports - Apr 16, 2024

In The Current Issue

Harjo Leads Indigent Defense

Since Jennifer Harjo opened New Hanover County’s Public Defender’s Office in 2008, she has strived to ensure her clients receive their Const...

EMS Program At CFCC Receives Accreditation

CFCC recently announced its emergency medical services program has achieved accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Hea...

TD Bank Brings Trend To Leland

In early March, New Jersey-based TD Bank opened its third Wilmington-area branch in Leland. That’s part of a trend for the bank....

Book On Business

The 2024 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!



2024 Power Breakfast: The Next Season