New Hanover County Athletic Event Calendar

BY Hannah Wethington



Theres no shortage of sportage here in New Hanover County. Marathons biathlons triathlons and tournaments for golf tennis running surfing softball and more fill the year from end to end. Because there is such a large number putting them all in one place was an athletic event unto itself undertaken by Hannah Wethington who pressed on to the finish line so we could present: WBMs Athletic Calendar September 2010 through April 2011.





SEPTEMBER



March of Dimes 5K For Healthier Babies


Date: Saturday September 4 2010


Registration Time: 7-7:45 a.m.


Race Time: 8 a.m.


Where: Behind TrySports


Mayfaire Town Center 925 Town Center Drive


Fees: $25 before 8/28 $30 after for 5K; $10 for 1 Mile; $25 Sleep Walk


Event Closing Date: Saturday September 4 2010 7:45 a.m.


About: Please help us give every baby a healthy start in life by participating in the annual March Of Dimes 5K events! The 5K and One Mile Fun Run will begin and end at TrySports in the Mayfaire Town Center. The courses will be USAT certified.


 


Kings of the Coast Pier King Mackerel Tournament


Date: September 10-12 2010


Where: Ocean Crest Pier Oak Island


Fees: $50 per angler


Website: www.oceancrestpier.net


 


9th Annual Longboard Classic


Date: September 11 2010


Where: Access #4 Wrightsville Beach


For more information: Visit www.wblasurf.org (910) 616-9675 or email [email protected]


About: There will be 11 divisions including Classic Log Supertanker (over 12 feet) and Open division. Men and women surfers of all ages are encouraged to register and come out.


 


4th Annual Masonboro District Flounder Tournament


Date: September 11 2010


Where: The Bridge Tender marina


Weigh in: 2-4 p.m.


 


HWF & StarNews Media 2010 5K Run/Mile Walk for Preservation


Date: Thursday September 16 2010


Time: 6:30 p.m.


Location: Downtown Wilmington NC- Starts behind Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce


Registration: Online at www.active.com until Thursday September 16 2010 at noon;
Race Day registration available


Fees: Pre- Registration by 12am Tuesday September 14 2010: $25


Race Day Registration: $30 Spirit Runner $20 prior to September 2nd; $30 after


About: The Historic Wilmington Foundation 5k Run and Mile Walk for Preservation benefits the Historic Wilmington Foundation and preservation across the Lower Cape Fear region. The race starts and finishes in downtown Wilmington. The run and walk are open to individuals and corporate teams of all fitness levels. If you are unable to participate in the run you can register as a Spirit of Preservation runner and receive promotional items.


 


Fishermans Post NC Flatfish Championship


Date: September 17 and 18 2010


Where: TBA-Carolina Beach


Contact: [email protected]


Website: www.fishermanspost.com


 


2nd Annual Southeast SUP Championship


Date: September 17-18 2010


Where: Banks Channel


For more information: www.southeastsupchampionship.com or call Coastal Urge at 800-383-4443


 


Pier-2-Pier Swim Race


Date: Saturday September 18 2010


Check-In Time: 6:30-8:30 a.m. Wrightsville Beach Park


Race Time: 1st wave (18 and under) 9 a.m. 2nd wave (19 and up) 9:10 a.m.


Fees: Before Thursday September 9 2010


Individual Participant: $38


Before Saturday September 18 2010


Individual Participant: $75


About: An annual open-water ocean swim race at beautiful Wrightsville Beach hosted by Cape Fear Aquatics Club and Wilmington Family YMCA two miles between Johnnie Mercers Pier and Crystal Pier. Open to all swimmers 11 years old and up.


 


She TRIs Wilmington Women ONLY Triathlon 2010


Date: Sunday September 19 2010


Time: 8 a.m.


Where: Wilmington NC


Distance: 200 yard swim 10 mile bike
2 mile run


Fees:


Before Wednesday September 1 2010:


Individual-$65


Relay-$100


Before Sunday September 19 2010:


Individual-$70


Relay-$110


Registration: Online available at www.setupevents.com


About: She swims she bikes she runs she TRIs! The first WOMENS ONLY triathlon in Wilmington is finally here!


 


Wilmington YMCA Triathlon 2010


Date: Saturday September 25 2010


Time: 7 a.m.


Where: Wrightsville Beach Town Hall


321 Causeway Dr.


Distance:1500 meter swim


12 mile bike


5K run


Registration: Online closes September 22 2010 at 7 am


Fees: Before August 14 Individual-$55 Relay-$90


Before September 25 Individual-$65 Relay-$110


About: The biggest race in the Inside-Out Sports North Carolina Triathlon Series and the largest single-distance one-day event from northern Virginia to Florida.


Website: www.setupevents.com


 



U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament


Date: September 30 through October 2 2010


Time: 10 a.m.


Where: Southport Marina


606 W. West Street


Southport NC 28461


Contact: Brad Fisher at [email protected] or (910) 457-6964 or 800-457-6964


About: The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament is one of NCs oldest and most prestigious fishing tournaments offering more than $100 000 in guaranteed cash prizes. No minimum number of boats required. Entertainment food and more provided.


Website: www.usopenkmt.com







OCTOBER





20th Annual Riverfest 8K Run the River Race


Date: Sunday October 3 2010


Time: 8 a.m.


Where: Downtown Wilmington NC


Fees: $25 prior to September 30 $30 late fee


 


Run for the Ta-Tas 5K & 1-Mile Walk


Date: Saturday October 2 2010


Time: 8 a.m.


Where: TrySports Mayfaire Town Center 925 Town Center Drive


Fees: 5K- $30; one mile walk- $15


After September 18 5K-$35; one mile walk-$20


About: The Run for the Ta-Tas sponsored by Palm Garden is for both male and female runners and walkers and is our way of bringing the community together for breast cancer awareness! This race is done in a special Ta-Ta Chaser format and is one of a kind in the region! All female participants will be released first and all male participants will be released exactly THREE MINUTES AFTER (yes chasing the Ta-Tas!) The first person to cross the finish line (male or female) wins $1 000 cash!


Contact: Frances Atkins at (910) 256-2395 or [email protected]


 


Angies Amazing Race


Date: October 3 2010


Registration: 9:30 a.m.


First group leaves at 10:30 a.m.


Fees: $25 (includes t-shirt Chicken Barbeque and “Clue” Sheet)


Contact: Britt Motorsports at (910) 791-8321 or Charlie McGee at (910) 470-0702


About: All proceeds go to NHRMC Foundation Pink Ribbon Project.


 


First Bank Oktoberfest 15K & 5K at Brunswick Forest


Date: Sunday October 10 2010


Time: 8 a.m.; 15K Walk at 7:30 a.m.


Where: Brunswick Forest 1007 Evangeline Drive Leland


Event Closing Date: Friday October 8 2010
at 11:59 p.m.


Fees: Entry fees are $35 for the 15K and $25 for the 5K until September 16. After September 16 the fee increases to $40 and $30 respectively then to $45 and $35 on race day.


About: The First Bank Oktoberfest 15K & 5K at Brunswick Forest is a precisely measured course that takes you through a beautiful planned community on paved running trails across wooden bridges and boardwalks and on wide smooth sidewalks. The 15K walk starts 30 minutes before the run. The race is a great tune up for the Battleship North Carolina Half Marathon and 5K held on November 7.


Contact: Ed Fore at [email protected] or (910) 398-5539


Website: www.5starraceproductions.com


 


Making Strides against Breast Cancer 5K


Date: Saturday October 16 2010


Registration: Begins at 9 a.m.


Event Starts: 11 a.m.


Register online at www.strideswilmingtonnc.com Receive a Team Captain Kit


Contact: (910) 254-4870 or [email protected]


About: Less breast cancer means more birthdays. Mark your calendar today! Each step you take brings us closer to a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. More than a walk the American Cancer Society Making Strides Again Breast Cancer describes the progress were making together to fight this disease provide comfort and hope and save lives from breast cancer. Where will your walk take you? With your support we can make sure that breast cancer never steals another year of anyones life.


T-Shirts: $12


 


Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge


Date: October 15-17 2010


Where: Carolina Beach Kure Beach and Fort Fisher


Contact: Eddie Hardgrove at (910) 264-5487 or [email protected]


Website: www.fishermanspost.com


 


Environmental Health & NCPHA 5K & Urban Hike


Date: Tuesday October 26 2010


Time: 6:30 p.m.


Location: Wilmington NC


Registration: Online until at www.active.com until October 24; Race day Registration available


Fees: Early Registration- $25 expires October 8; Online registration is $30 until October 24. Day of registration is $30 at the event


Contact: (336) 782-8122


 


Midnight Run for Ovarian Cancer


Date: Friday October 29 2010


Race Start: Midnight


Race Day Registration: Begins at 10:30 p.m.


Location: UNCW Campus Fisher Student Center


Fees: $20 before October 15; $25 after until race day registration


Contact: (704) 239-0534


 


American Red Cross 2010 Mini Golf Tournament


Date: Friday October 29 2010


Where: Jungle Rapids Family Games


Fees: $100 per team (four people)


About: The American Red Cross is holding its first Miniature Golf Tournament on October 29 2010. There are three flights: 9 a.m. noon 3 p.m. Once completed all teams will join together in the banquet room for appetizers refreshments and the awards ceremony where the top three teams will receive trophies. A 50/50 will be held and awarded during the award ceremony.


 


Country Club of Landfall Fall NTRP Tennis Classic


Tournament ID: 703948110


Dates: October 29-31 2010


Divisions: NMW(2.5-5.0)sd; Combo MX(5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 10.0)d


Organization: The Country Club of Landfall 1750 Drysdale Drive


Contact: Director Charlie Owens
(910) 256-7625


Organization Phone: (910) 256-7625


Referee: Kenny Martin


Section: Southern District: North Carolina


Surface: Clay


Entry: Open to all USTA members.


* Entries Open Wednesday August 11 2010


* Entries must be submitted by Sunday October 24 2010 noon.


Draws Posted: October 27 2010


 


Duathlon at Veterans Park 5K run 15 mile bike 2 mile run


Date: October 17 2010


Time: 8 a.m.


Where: Edwin Anderson Elementary School by Veterans Park 455 Halyburton Memorial Parkway


Online Registration: www.active.com


Registration Closing Date: Friday October 15 2010 at 9 p.m.


Fees: Race fees are $50 for individual entries $75 for 2-person team entries. Late fee is $60 for individuals $85 for teams starting on September 25.


Website: www.5starraceproduction.com


About: The Duathlon at Veterans Park is a 5K run-15 mile Bike-2 mile run format. There will be individual and two-person team entry categories three-deep awards in five year age groups Open and Masters Winner categories and three-deep awards in male/female/mixed team categories. The run courses are within Veterans Park and the bike course is on River Road with wide bike lanes flat roads and good pavement. The race benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society TNT group.


Contact: Ed Fore at [email protected] or (910) 398-5539







NOVEMBER







North Carolina Holiday Flotilla 5k Run & Fun Loop Walk


presented by Keith Beatty and Bobby Brandon of Intracoastal Realty


Date: Saturday November 6 2010


Time: 9 a.m.


Location: Wrightsville Beach Town Park


Registration: Online at www.active.com


Packet Pick up: Friday November 5 from
3-7 p.m. at Omega Sports in Hanover Center Wilmington or on Race day from 7:30-8:45 a.m. at Wrightsville Beach Town Park.


Contact: (910) 256-2120


 


Hanover Cup 2010


Date: November 13-14 2010


Fees: Approximately $395


Contact: Antonio Saviano at (910) 392-0306 or [email protected]


About: The Hanover Cup tournament is for recreational teams only. In 2009 we hosted recreational teams from all over the state. U8 teams play 4v4 U9/U10 teams play 6v6 U11/U12 teams play 8v8 and U13 and above teams play 11v11.


 


Carolina Sports Medicine Battleship North Carolina Half Marathon & Bay Six Battleship 5K


Date: Sunday November 7 2010


Time: 7 a.m.-walkers; 8 a.m.-half marathon;
8:10 a.m.-5K


Where: Battleship North Carolina


Fees: Before October 2: half marathon-$58
5K-$25; after October 2 half marathon-$65
5K-$30


Event Closing Date: Friday November 5 2010


About: The 12th Annual Carolina Sports Medicine Battleship North Carolina Half Marathon and Bay Six Battleship 5K is a beautiful and challenging USATF-certified half marathon that starts and finishes at the Battleship North Carolina. The race is dedicated to the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces to those who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and to the men who served on the Battleship North Carolina “The Immortal Showboat.”


Website: www.battleshiphalfmarathon.active.com/site3.aspx


Contact: (910) 398-5539 or
[email protected]


 


PPD Beach 2 Battleship Half Marathon


Date: Saturday November 13 2010


Time: 8:30 a.m.


Where: Wrightsville Beach to the Battleship North Carolina


Distance: 1.2 Swim 56 mile Bike


13.1 mile Run


Registration: Online Registration available at www.setupevents.com


About: The PPD Beach2Battleship Half Marathon moves into season number three after two wildly successful years bringing the Half distance to the Port City. Complemented by a Full this event will bring the 2010 triathlon season to an end in a
big way!


Website: www.beach2battleship.com


 


PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon


Date: Saturday November 13 2010


Time: 7 a.m.


Where: Wrightsville Beach to the Battleship North Carolina


Distance: 2.4 mile Swim 112 mile Bike
26.2 mile Run


Registration: Online Registration available at www.setupevents.com


About: The Beach2Battleship Full moves into season number three after two tremendously successful seasons in 2008 and 2009 bringing the highly desired ultra distance back to the Carolinas. Complemented by a Half this event will bring the 2010 triathlon season to an end in a big way!


Website: www.beach2battleship.com


 


Cape Fear Habitat for Humanitys Turkey Trot 2010


Date: Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 25 2010


Time: 8 a.m.


Locations: Wrightsville Beach Park “The Loop”


Registration: $20 Advance Registration $25 Day of Registration


Contact: (910) 762-4744







JANUARY 2011







WARM Resolution Run 5K


Date: January 11 2010


Time: 11 a.m.


Where: Wrightsville Beach Park


About: This event benefits WARM Inc. More information about the event is TBA







MARCH







2nd Annual Cardinal Strut 5K
Date: March 5 2011


More information about event is TBA


 


Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon Presented by Landfall Realty


Expo: Friday and Saturday March 18-19 2011


Half and Full Marathon: Sunday March 20 2011


Time: 6:30 a.m.


About: 2011 course will start near the Wrightsville Beach Museum and will head east going around the loop before exiting the island. Changes to the 2011 course will be more spectator-and-runner friendly adding more scenery and a faster course.


 


Run for the Red


Date: Saturday March 26 2011


Time: 9 a.m.


Where: 925 Town Center Drive In front of Mayfaire Cinema


More information about event is TBA





APRIL







5K Race for the Planet


Date: April 17 2011


More information about event is TBA



 


As hard as we have tried we know there are events that did not make our list. If you have information about an upcoming sports event please let us know by emailing [email protected].