Wrightsville Marathon – 3/20/2011 – Registration Is Open

Posted: August 13, 2010 in Information, Race Information, Running

Registration is now open!
The 2011 Quintiles Marathon at Wrightsville Beach opens registration, announces course improvements and welcomes arguably the greatest distance runner in American history!

Registration is now open for the 2011 Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon & Half Marathon presented by Landfall Realty.  The inaugural 2010 race sold out so sign up as soon as you can to ensure a your spot in the 2011 race (and before prices go up). Due to last year’s popularity, we have increased our cap to 2,500 runners (800 in the marathon and 1,700 in the Half Marathon).

Courtesy of the Wilmington Road Runners Club, the 2011 participants will also have the chance to meet four time Boston Marathon winner and former U.S. Marathon record holder Bill Rodgers. More information on this exciting addition to the event is below!

We are also excited to announce major course improvements for 2011! We’ve added additional miles on scenic Wrightsville Beach as this is truly the “Scenic Race that Sets the Pace!” We have also improved course logistics throughout Landfall and Mayfaire making the 2011 course smoother and faster.  The course will remain spectator friendly and has many additional perks designed to make your race experience the very best.

•        CLICK HERE to see the new marathon course map
•        CLICK HERE to see the new half marathon course map

For those who raced with us in 2010 we thank you for your participation in our inaugural year and hope to see you again in 2011! If this is your first year racing with us you are sure to have a wonderful experience and will quickly understand why the Quintiles Marathon is more than just a race!

Happy running!

The Quintiles Marathon Committee
Meet Former American Record Holder Bill Rodgers at the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon!

Every sport and athletic discipline has an iconic figure who exemplifies excellence – the NBA has Michael Jordan, swimming has Michael Phelps, and the NHL has Wayne Gretsky.  Bill Rodgers represents the same spirit of excellence in the discipline of running, and he is coming to Wilmington to speak at the 2011 Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon.

“I’m extremely impressed by the overwhelming success of the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon in its first year. The community support and excitement behind this race is extremely encouraging, and is a prime example of the dynamic future of running.”

Bill Rodgers won both the Boston and NYC Marathon four times, and he dominated road races in the 1970s and early 1980s.  He will be making an appearance at the Quintiles Marathon’s pasta dinner to inspire and motivate our athletes.  To read more about Bill Rodgers, CLICK HERE.



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