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15 Year Tradition: Wilmington’s Half Marathon & 5K

Sep 11, 2019 04:18PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Nothing says FALL like Wilmington’s Annual Half Marathon & 5K Road Race!  Hosted by the Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce, this popular, low-cost/high value race has become a tradition to many local families, athletes, teams, and running clubs.

Conveniently located north of Boston and only 1/2 mile off Route 93, both the Half Marathon & 5K races start and finish at 10 Waltham Street and offers free parking at and around the race site.  The Half (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) courses are USATF certified, scenic, flat, fast and well-marked.  Over 500 athletes participate each year.

Registration Fees - A Great Value!
Half Marathon
- $35 Pre-Registration / $40 Race Day
5K Run/Walk
  - $25 Pre-Registration / $30 Race Day
                           - $15 Age 18 and under

Race Time:
8:00 - 9:30 am - Registration and Sign-in
9:45 am            - Racers/Walkers to Start Lines at 10 Waltham St.
10:00 am          - Shotgun Start for both races.

Three Ways to Register:

  1. Online (credit card) by 11 pm on 9/26 @

  2. By mail (check):  Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce, 226 Lowell St., Suite B4A, Wilmington, MA 01887. Visit to download registration form
    On Race Day (cash or check) from 8 am – 9:30 am (pre-registration recommended)

  3. On Race Day (cash or check) from 8 am – 9:30 am (pre-registration recommended)

Bib Pick-Up:
Saturday, 9/28, from 9 am – Noon at the Race Site OR on Race Day from 8 am – 9:30 am 

Race Amenities & Perks:
            USATF Certified Courses
            Professional Chip Timing
            Drawstring Swag Bag (guaranteed for first 500 pre-registrants)
            Mile Markers & Water Stops
            Cash Awards for Top Overall Finishers
            Medals to Top 3 Race / Age / Gender
            Medals to Half Finishers
            Ribbons to 5K Finishers
            Custom Water Bottles to All Finishers

Family Fun Festivities include:
• Music, Hot Dogs, Fruit, Ice Cream
• Sponsor Booths with Raffles & Giveaways

Post-Race Party:
Runners who show their race bib on 9/29 at Red Heat Tavern (300 Lowell Street, Wilmington) will receive ½ off appetizers.

Premier Sponsors:
Analog Devices and Beth Israel Lahey Health Winchester Hospital
Visit for complete listing of sponsors.  Race proceeds benefit college scholarships, various community donations, and the operations of the Chamber.

Team Kelli:
For the 10th year, Team Kelli Family & Friends will reunite to run/walk in memory of Kelli Agati Murray. Kelli passed away in June 2010 leaving behind five beautiful children and a town filled with family & friends. Race proceeds are used each year to fund a scholarship in Kelli’s name which are presented by Pat Agati in May.

Race Inquiries:
Visit for additional race resources including course maps or contact the Chamber at 978-657-7211 or  with questions.

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