When & Where

Thursday, July 4, 2019

The Pointe at Barclay
2223 Blockbuster Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28412


5K  –  TIMED
1 Mile  –  TIMED

Start Times

7:30 AM  –  5K Start
8:15 AM  –  1 Mile Start

2019 Battle for Independence Photos

2019 Battle for Independence Results

The Battle for Independence is a 4th of July celebration race in Wilmington, NC, giving participants the chance to battle it out along Independence Blvd. on Wilmington’s scenic Cross City Trail. The race is flat and fast, helping draw in the best athletes in our region, but is also family friendly for runners of all ages with awards for kids, military, and first-responders. Each participant is treated with southern hospitality as we celebrate the birth of our nation, while honoring those who served with contributions to Step Up for Soldiers & Team RWB.

About the Causes

Step Up For Soldiers is an all-volunteer non-profit organization assisting recently disabled veterans. The mission is to provide disabled veterans, who have experienced loss of limb and mobility problems, with the resources necessary to adjust in a post-war environment. Step Up for Soldiers strives to not only enhance their lives, but also help to restore their confidence.

Team RWB‘s goal is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. They define enrichment as creating quality relationships and experiences that contribute to life satisfaction and overall well-being. The concept of enrichment consists of three core components—health, people, and purpose—that comprise a rich life.

5K Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female
• Top 3 Overall Masters (40+), Male & Female
• Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female:
10 & Under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, & 70+

1 Mile Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female
• Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female:
6 & Under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, & 16-18


Race Swag

Tank Tops will be available for PURCHASE with registration until 11:59 PM on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. The tank tops are available in Youth S-M, Women’s XS-XL, and Men’s S-XXL cut sizes, and are from Without Limits.

 Be sure to claim & purchase your shirt today by registering!

MEDALS: All finishers will receive one at the finish line!

Our Independence Day 5K & 1 Mile start and finish at The Pointe at Barclay along Independence Blvd. The race travels from the Pointe, to the shady Halyburton Park; Named for Congressional Medal of Honor Award Winner, and New Hanover High School Graduate, William Halyburton. The keyhole route takes advantage of shady paved trails and flat easy running.

This race course is also stroller & wheelchair friendly!
However, dogs are not allowed on this course so please leave them at home or with a non-running spectator.

Schedule & Parking Info

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Orange Theory Fitness (South Wilmington)
1412 Barclay Pointe Blvd. #1002
Wilmington, NC 28412

4 PM – 6 PM – Packet Pickup

If you cannot make it, packets can also be picked up at the Race when Registration Opens. Please allow enough extra time before the race starts to pickup your packet.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

The Pointe at Barclay
2223 Blockbuster Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28412

6:30 AM  –  Registration Opens
7:30 AM  –  5K Starts
8:00 AM  –  Registration Closes
8:15 AM  –  1 Mile Starts
8:30 AM  –  Awards

Race Day Parking

Parking is available throughout The Pointe at Barclay in designated parking spaces.

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5K or 1 Mile Race (Individual)
Through June 2  —  $20

June 3 through July 1  —  $25
July 2 through Race Day  —  $30

5K or 1 Mile Race (Family of 4)
Through June 2  —  $64
June 3 through July 1  —  $80
July 2 through Race Day  —  $96

5K or 1 Mile Race (Family of 5)
Through June 2  —  $80
June 3 through July 1  —  $100
July 2 through Race Day  —  $120

*** Race Shirts are NOT included in pricing ***
Adult or Youth Shirts = $12 + tax


Packet Pickup Sponsor

Race Bib Sponsor

Water Stop Sponsor

In-Kind Sponsor


Waiver: The Registration Agreement & Liability Waiver is linked to the Online Registration. This must be selected and approved during registration.

Packet Pick-Up: Family or Friends may pick-up your Race Packet at Packet Pick-Up.

On-Site Registration: Registration is available starting one hour prior to race start. It closes 20 minutes prior to start.

Timing: Jaguar Bib Chip Timing will be used to time this race

Weather: This race is rain or shine. It will be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled if a severe weather warning is in effect.

Refunds: There are no refunds, registration will be accepted as a donation.

Entries are not transferable to other races Timed by Go Time as each race is organized by a different group.
We must stick to this policy as race items have been purchased based on current registrations and it is not fair to choose who receives a refund and who does not.