This event has been cancelled for 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Registered participants have been sent an email with more details.
Please contact for any questions or concerns.

When & Where

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Marina Village at RiverLights™
4410 River Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28412


Half Marathon  –  TIMED

Start Times

7:30 AM – Half Marathon Start

2018 Wilmington Women's Half Photos

2018 Wilmington Women's Half Results

The Wilmington Women’s Half Marathon is southeastern North Carolina’s only all female half-marathon. Our aim is to exceed expectations for both experienced and first time road racers by creating a race – from the ground up – that meets the needs of women runners.

Every decision our all-female race management team makes takes into consideration the participants overall experience, with specific detail to the course layout, participant giveaways, and charitable partners.

Please don’t hesitate to ask us how to help become a partner in this cause, leave a suggestion for our crew, or make a recommendation in ways we can put on the best race on the planet.

About the Cause

The Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. serves victims at two convenient locations in Wilmington and Shallotte by offering: • 24-hour crisis hospital response • 24-hour crisis hotline supportive counseling • On-site counseling and therapy • Support groups • Law enforcement advocacy and accompaniment • Court advocacy and accompaniment • Assistance with Crime Victim’s Compensation • Assistance with the filing protective orders

Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. is a critical access behavioral health agency that promotes choices for healthier lives and safer communities by providing a continuum of professional services for prevention, crisis intervention, sexual assault victims, criminal justice alternatives, and treatment of substance use and mental health disorders.

Half Marathon Awards
• Top 3 Overall Females = $100, $75, $50
• Top 3 Overall Female Masters (40+) = $50, $25, $25
• Top 3 Overall Female Grand Masters (60+) = $25, $25, $25
• Top 3 Females in Age Groups:
19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, & 60-69, & 70+
• Fastest First Time Half Marathon Participant


Race Swag

 Race Tank Tops will be guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59 PM on Friday, November 8th, 2019. The racerback tank tops are available in Women’s XS-XXL cut sizes, and are made of a Cotton/Polyester Blend from Next Level.

 Be sure to claim your tank top today by registering!

MEDALS: All Half Marathon finishers will receive a Medal!

This course starts at the RiverLights Community’s Marina Village, and provides runner with sweeping views of the Cape Fear River along the RiverLights Trail. The course runs not only along the brand new RiverLights paved, multi-use trail system, but also along the beautiful crushed stone RiverLights Lake Loop.  Long non-repeating sections of now closed “Old River Road” also helps ensure a traffic-free running experience that only this section of Wilmington can provide. The finish leaves participants with a panoramic view of the Cape Fear River as their final memory from this iconic course.

Due to the nature of this course, strollers, wheelchairs, and dogs NOT are allowed in this race.

Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, December 6, 2019

Fleet Feet Sports
1125 Military Cutoff Rd. D
Wilmington, NC 28405

4 PM – 6 PM – Packet Pickup

If you cannot make it, packets can also be picked up on Saturday before Dashing, or at the Race when Registration Opens. Please allow enough extra time before the race starts to pickup your packet.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Marina Village at RiverLights
4410 River Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28412

3 PM – 4 PM – Packet Pickup

We recommend arriving as early as possible, as Dashing Thru the Glow participants will start arriving around 4PM and parking will become limited.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Marina Village at RiverLights
4410 River Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28412

6:30 AM  –  Registration Opens
7:15 AM  –  Registration Ends
7:30 AM  –  Half Marathon Start
9:30 AM   Awards

Race Day Parking

Parking will be available at Marina Village & around RiverLights. Parking & shuttles will also be available at Watermark Marina. Look for parking signs & volunteers upon arrival.

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Half Marathon Race
May 15 through May 30  —  $60
May 31 through August 30  —  $65
August 31 through November 1  —  $70
November 2 through November 29  —  $75
November 30 through Race Day  —  $80


Waiver: The Registration Agreement & Liability Waiver is linked to the Online Registration. This must be selected and approved during registration.

Packet Pick-Up: Family or Friends may pick-up your Race Packet at Packet Pick-Up.

On-Site Registration: Registration is available starting one hour prior to race start. It closes 20 minutes prior to start.

Timing: Jaguar Bib Chip Timing will be used to time this race

Weather: This race is rain or shine. It will be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled if a severe weather warning is in effect.

Refunds: There are no refunds, registration will be accepted as a donation.

Entries are not transferable to other races Timed by Go Time as each race is organized by a different group.
We must stick to this policy as race items have been purchased based on current registrations and it is not fair to choose who receives a refund and who does not.