When & Where

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Carolina Beach State Park
1010 State Park Rd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428


Half Marathon  –  TIMED
5K  –  TIMED

Start Times

8:00 AM  –  Half Marathon Start
8:30 AM  –  5K Start

2018 CBSP Trail Half & 5K Photos

2018 CBSP Trail Half & 5K Results

Carolina Beach State Park Half Marathon & 5K is a grassroots, locally owned and operated, trail race in Carolina Beach, NC. With 13.1 and 3.1 mile courses, all levels of speed and ability are allotted an opportunity to race in one of the most unique setting in North Carolina. With rolling pine laced single track along the coast, participants have tons of interesting terrain to take-in while they put out max effort for unique prizes. After the race, join us for a fun after party at the Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach Oceanfront! 

*** This event DOES have caps on both distances ***
Half Marathon: 400 Participants
5K:  300 Participants

About the Cause

Friends of Pleasure Island State Parks is a non-profit organization designed to support and promote Carolina Beach State Park and Fort Fisher State Recreation Area.

5K Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female
• Top 2 in Age Groups, Male & Female:
14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Half Marathon Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female
• Top 2 in Age Groups, Male & Female:
14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+


(2018 Beanie Design)

Race Swag

Beanie Hats will be guaranteed to Half Marathon & 5K participants who register by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019.

Be sure to claim your beanie today by registering!

MEDALS: All Half Marathon finishers will receive a Medal!

A beautiful trail 13.1 and 3.1 run through a challenging and amazing trail system in the famous Carolina Beach State park. These trails are made for running and we are excited to showcase the areas only trail half marathon. This 1 loop course utilizing all the Carolina Beach State Park trails have to offer. You get to run along the shore with a breathtaking view, and then into the forest through amazing pines tress and right through a well maintained camp ground.

Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, December 27, 2019

Fleet Feet Sports
1125 Military Cutoff Rd. D
Wilmington, NC 28405

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.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Carolina Beach State Park
1010 State Park Rd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

7:00 AM  –  Registration Opens
7:45 AM  –  Registration Closes
8:00 AM  –  Half Marathon Start
8:30 AM  –  5K Start
9:30 AM  –  5K Awards
10:00 AM  –  Half Marathon Awards

Race Day Parking

Parking will be available at the State Park in marked spots, as well as along the service road.

Want to Volunteer?

Additional Info

Participants are encouraged to travel to the Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach Oceanfront for the after party where the Awards will be given out, and runners can enjoy snacks and beer from our generous sponsors!

Participants can also look forward to the New Year’s Eve Bash and fireworks Sunday, December 31, 2019 in Carolina Beach. Why not make this weekend special and end it with a BANG!
More Information Here

Questions About the Event?


5K Trail Race
Through July 31 — $30
August 1 through November 30 — $35
December 1 through December 27 — $40
Race Day: December 28 — $45

Half Marathon Trail Race
Through July 31 — $70
August 1 through November 30 — $74
December 1 through December 27 — $79
Race Day: December 28 — $85


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.