The Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness presented by Landfall Realty is more than a race…with world class shopping, beautiful beaches, famous restaurants and a historic downtown waterfront, why make it just a race when you can make it a memorable race experience? It is March and what better these than Marathon Madness! Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Quintiles Marathon Marathon Madness Weekend. All races are set to kick off at 6:00 p.m, Friday, March 24, 2017, with the Half Marathon, Full Marathon and Marathon Relay Saturday morning March 25th. The event will be the largest participatory timed race in the Wilmington/Cape Fear area, and is expected to draw 4,000 competitors from dozens of states, and a spectator crowd of roughly 15,000. Throughout this fast, flat, Boston Qualifier course, runners will be able to enjoy the scenic coastal views of Wrighsville Beach, Landfall Community, and Mayfaire Town Center. Our marathon madness theme allows for competitors to dress in their favorite college team gear and pass through college themed aid stations and tailgate stations. Each competitor and their supporters can take full advantage of all the fun offered by this world famous beach destination.