North Carolina

Wilmington, NC, Sets Schedule for Early 2019 Sports Events

7 Feb, 2019

Spring break can seem an eternity away during the winter months. Fortunately, a “pre-spring” getaway to Wilmington can provide a winter respite to bridge the gap. Locals and return visitors to Wilmington and its island beaches know that there’s a sweet spot between the holidays and the onset of spring when there’s an abundance of things to see and do—which is why we love Wilmington in the winter.

With average February temperatures in the 50s, it’s pleasant to get outdoors and enjoy Wilmington’s historic riverfront and three nearby island beaches where ocean sunrises and dolphins greet the day, and uncrowded beaches invite leisurely walks and invigorating runs. 

February 9: Wrightsville Beach Valentine Run. Wrightsville Beach Park

February 23: Special Olympics Polar Plunge. Oceanfront Park Kure Beach

March 8-9: Wrightsville Beach Marathon. Start: Wrightsville Beach Park to UNCW.

March 16: Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo Tide Run. Carolina Beach Boardwalk

March 23: U.S. Open Fat Bike Beach Championship.Blockade Runner Resort

Visitors can take advantage of off-season rates during a “pre-spring” getaway. From the island beaches of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach to Wilmington’s river district, visitors will find festivals, art and cultural events, museums and outdoor activities to cure the winter blues. For special offers and seasonal highlights, visit  For a complete event calendar, visit and for a free Official Visitors Guide, call 1-866-266-9690 or email


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