First all female half marathon held in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Southeastern North Carolina held their first, and only all female half marathon and 5-K this weekend in Wilmington.

The Wilmington Women’s Half Marathon and 5-K was aimed to meet the needs of women runners.

Proceeds from the race will be used to help the Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center assist victims of sexual assault.

One runner said this was her first race she has ever entered and was excited to be a part of the all female half marathon.

“I mean of course the whole feminism thing, but just to be surrounded by people who are kind of in the same mindset as you, and it was very like supportive environment, and I assumed since it was such a small race it wouldn’t be so peppy and outgoing, but I think it was more because it was just women,” runner Logan Forbis said.

The course started and finished at the Watermark Marina pier.

Men were able to participate if they wanted, but were not eligible for awards.

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