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Race Permits

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R.T. Jones,   Parks & Recreation
302 Willard Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910.772.4177

Application    Race/Organized Walk Permit Guide

A City permit is required for bicycle races, foot races, organized walking, wheelchair racing, rollerblading, marathons, triathlons, and jogging events when any portion of the event occurs on a public street, trail, greenway or sidewalk not held entirely within a New Hanover County Park or on privately maintained roads.

The City's Race Permitting office will work with event organizers to obtain appropriate permits, uphold race/organized walk policy guidelines and serve as a liaison in the coordination of City support services necessary for the event.

Criteria For Race Permits

The City of Wilmington utilizes the following criteria when evaluating races and walk-a-thons:

  • The nature of the event and how it can serve the City of Wilmington
  • The dates and times during which the event will occur
  • Whether the location will inhibit the safe flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic
  • Whether the activities are in compliance with other laws
  • The impact of the event on the City’s services
  • The frequency of the event or similar events

Application Process for Race/Walk Permits

  • All race/organized walk permit requests must be received no later than 60 days preceding the event.
  • You will be contacted by the permit processor upon receipt of the application.
  • The submittal of an application does not constitute a valid permit until all City Departments have approved the application.
  • Upon review, notification of approval or rejection will be provided. If the application is rejected, a written response will be provided. If approved, a permit will be issued.
  • Some events may require multiple permitting procedures. Additional permit applications, such as a street barricade permit or noise permit may need to accompany this application. City staff will work with you to determine whether this is necessary and provide you with any additional paperwork you may need to submit.

 

Fee Schedule

FEE

NONPROFIT

PRIVATE/FOR PROFIT

Non refundable Application Fee

$50

$75

Traffic Control Plan**

$100

$100

Participation Fee

(payable after the race)

$1.00 per participant

$1.00 per participant

 

Refundable Cleanup Deposit

See Below

See Below

Street Closure Barricades**

$35 for each closure (includes two barricades). Additional barricades are available at $10 each. Supplies are limited

$35 for each closure (includes two barricades). Additional barricades are available at $10 each. Supplies are limited

Wilmington Police Officers**

$36 per officer/hour with a four hour minimum

$36 per officer/hour with a four hour minimum

Refundable Cleanup Deposit Fee Schedule

TOTAL COURSE MILES WITHIN CITY OF WILMINGTON

PROJECTED PARTICIPANTS/SPECTATORS

REFUNDABLE CLEANUP DEPOSIT

0-5

0-50

$200.00

51-100

$200.00

101-200

$300.00

200-500

$500.00

501+

$500.00

5.1-20

0-50

$300.00

51-100

$300.00

101-200

$500.00

200-500

$1000.00

501+

$1000.00

20.1+

0-50

$500.00

51-100

$500.00

101-200

$1000.00

200-500

$1000.00

501+

$1000.00

 

Upcoming Permitted Races