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.


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



9th Annual Longboard Classic

Date: September 11 2010

Where: Access #4 Wrightsville Beach

For more information: Visit (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 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]



2nd Annual Southeast SUP Championship

Date: September 17-18 2010

Where: Banks Channel

For more information: 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


Before Wednesday September 1 2010:



Before Sunday September 19 2010:



Registration: Online available at

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.



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.



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



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 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]



Environmental Health & NCPHA 5K & Urban Hike

Date: Tuesday October 26 2010

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Wilmington NC

Registration: Online until at 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:

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.


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


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

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

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.”


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

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!



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

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!



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


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


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


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].