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Sledgehammer Half Marathon, 10 Mile & 5k

February 1, 2020

Event Details

February 1, 2020

2950 Island Drive

North Topsail Beach 

 Located on NC 210, 4 miles southeast of North Topsail Beach high-rise bridge.


Packet Pickup

January 31st: 4-6pm

1099 Gum Branch Rd. Jacksonville


Feb 1st: 7:45am-8:30am

On site



Available at 2950 Island Drive and in the lot across the street. Overflow parking is at 2649 Island Drive. Click here for a parking map. 


Event Schedule

Race Day registration: 7:45am-8:15am

Packet Pickup: 7:45am-8:30am

Runners staging on the beach: 8:40am

Half marathon start: 9:00am

10-mile start: 9:10am

5k start time: 9:15am

Awards will be presented after race








Course Route

Half marathon, 10-mile beach run on North Topsail Beach



*5k option available


Course Maps

Half marathon course coming soon!

10 mile course map


5k course map


Event Mission

"Sledgehammer Race Series" in memory of Dr. E. B. Sledge, is a national series that will start in Onslow County.


The mission statement of the "Sledgehammer Race Series" is: To Honor the memory of Sledgehammer and All Combat Veterans."  Sledge was a lifelong Marine who spent the remainder of his post war years coming to terms with what he and his fellow combatants experienced during World War II. His memoir, With the Old Breed at Peleilu and Okinawa, was used as a reference for Ken Burns' PBS documentary, "The War" and Tom Hanks and Stephen Spielbergs' HBO miniseries "The Pacific" starring Joseph Mazello as Sledge.


It is with this in mind that a portion of "Sledgehammer Race Series" proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. 



Title Sponsor


Tier 3

Sponsorship opportunities available

Owned & Operated event by Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission

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Jacksonville, NC 28540
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