Plantation Building Corporation Half Marathon & Connected Home 5K at Brunswick Forest

Event Date

Sun, May 4, 2014


Leland, NC

About This Activity

The Plantation Building Corporation Half Marathon & Connected Home 5K will be presented on picturesque, flat and fast courses over the paved running trails, boardwalks and beautiful residential areas of the Brunswick Forest community on May 4th.

We are partnering with Plantation Building Corporation, Connected Home Audio Video and our other race sponsors to present a top quality event with no corners cut. Everything will be first class with gender specific race t-shirts or singlets, custom Half Marathon Finisher Medals, an awesome post race party and awards ceremony, costume awards to keep it fun with other perks for runners added as they come to fruition.

The event will have a slightly southern motiff with good food, perhaps some Southern Bells on the course to cheer you on, maybe a little blue grass music to keep you excited while you run and maybe some things related to southern New Jersey too!

The event will tie in with the Battleship Half Marathon & Port Land Grille Battleship 5K presented on November 2nd with a discounted Half Marathon entry for athletes who do the inaugural Plantation Building Corporation Half Marathon.

The Connected Home Audio/Video 5K will offer the same great race T-shirts, a fun and fast course, costume contest and neat custom awards.

Go to for directions and to see a map of the neighborhood. The race site is 15 minutes from downtown Wilmington, NC, and is very near to Wrightsville Beach, Oak Island and other local beach destinatioins. 

Event schedule and times

Race Date: May 4th

Half Marathon Start Time - 7:30 am

Half Marathon Walk or Run/Walk Start Time - 6:30 am

5K Start Time (Run or Walk) - 7:40 am

Saturday, May 3rd PACKET PICKUP will be in the Fitness Center at Brunswick Forest from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Visit this link for directions. Hover over "Contact Us" and click on "Directions". NOTE: It's Parade of Homes weekend. Come get your packet, drive the course and visit the beautiful Plantation Building Corp homes that on display for the Parade.

PACKETS RACE MORNING: Avialable in the Fitness Center at 6:00 am. Please pick up your packet Saturday if at all possible. There will be a small expo and things to do Saturday in the neighborhood for race participants.

Shirts are guaranteed if you register by April 22nd. We will order extra shirts but a shirt is not guaranteed after that date.

Visit the following link to for more race information. Look for the Plantation Building Corporation Half Marathon & Connected Home 5K race logo at the top of the page. From there you'll be able to access all race information and registration. Hard copy race entries are available on request now.

This race is going to offer everyone from the novice athlete to the serious runner a unique and fun race experience. Entries will be limited to 500 so that in this inaugural year we can ensure a well organized, user friendly, fun and challenging race for everyone. The Half Marathon and 5K courses will be precisely measured.

REGISTRATION FEATURES: You will be able to self-edit your registration and change your t-shirt size, email address etc, transfer your registration to another person or change race categories for yourself - convenient new registration options that you can access after you have entered the race. NOTE: The self-edit feature terminates on Sunday, April 27th.

PARKING: There will be some parking at Brunswick Forest's state of the art Fitness Center. Plenty of parking is available in Brunswick Villages commercial area which is a 6-minute walk from race start. Look at the course maps on the website on the "Course Info" page. Parking area is identified on the course map.

WATER STOPS: There will be water stops at mile 2,4,6,8,10, 11 & 12 with cold water and cold Gatorade at all water stops. There will be ice at the last two water stops. There will not be any food at the water stops.

RACE HOTELS: Holiday Inn Express two miles from the race site is offering a discount rate of $109 per night. There will be an early breakfast bag available at 5:30 am and a late checkout on request of 1:00 pm. Local phone hotel phone number is (910) 383-3300. Check the website for updates. Go to the race page and click on "Accommodations" for more hotel information.

Queen Bee's 5K Team: This is a special 5K registration category. Entries for Queen Bee's team will be supporting a local Ovarian Cencer fund to raise money to help in the fight against this terrible disease. Queen Bee's 5K Team members will select their shirt size and pay for it seperately as they register for the team. Team shirts will be teal in color which is the color that represents the fight against ovarian cancer and the majority of each team member's registration fee will go to the fund.

We hope to see you at the inaugural Plantation Building Corporation Half Marathon & Connected Home 5K at Brunswick Forest. You'll run on a beautiful race course in the premier planned community in North Carolina. The courses will include a loop around a picturesque lake, travel through a nature area on a 1/3 mile long boardwalk, over wooden bridges and paved running trails. It will be an excellent race experience.

The race benefits the Lower Cape Fear Hospice's Brunswick County facility. Winner awards will be purchased from Kids Making It in Wilmington by our Title Sponsor Plantation Building Corporation ot help support Kids Making It.      

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