Posted by: Joe Nuss on Feb 28, 2011
EVENT PREVIEW - The Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon presented by Landfall Realty
March 20, 2011
The Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon presented by Landfall Realty is More Than Just a Race… with world class shopping, beautiful beaches, famous restaurants and a historic downtown waterfront, why participate in just another race weekend when you can have a complete vacation experience and get your PR too!
Both races are set to kick off at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 20, 2010. The event will be the largest participatory race in the Wilmington/Cape Fear area, and is expected to draw 2,500 competitors from dozens of states, and a spectator crowd of roughly 10,000.
Throughout this fast, flat, Boston Qualifier course, runners will be able to enjoy the scenic coastal views of Wrightsville Beach, Landfall Community, and HYPERLINK "http://www.mayfairetown.com/index/c/index/" Mayfaire Town Center. Each competitor and their supporters can take full advantage of all the fun offered by this world famous beach destination.
Quintiles Marathon participants and spectators will also get a chance to meet Bill Rodgers, AKA “Boston Billy”, four-time winner of both the Boston & NYC Marathons. Bill Rodgers will take part in the Quintiles Marathon TrySports Expo by hosting an autograph and book signing session. He will also be speaking at the pre-race pasta dinner to inspire and motivate all of the athletes.
Proceeds from the event benefit two great organizations - The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and The Landfall Foundation.