Running is great exercise, both aerobic and weight-bearing. And you get a lot of exercise at once! But you need to keep your program fresh to stay motivated. Tired of the same old loop? Try these locations for a change and a fitness boost—they are some of the best running tarils in Wilmington, NC.
Carolina Beach State Park has several trails to choose from, or mix and match; the longest is 3 miles. Run or walk through maritime forest, up and down dunes, and along the Cape Fear River.
There’s a 1-mile trail through the marsh, and you can also hike or run on the 5 miles of coastline. You will find a half-mile trail at the nearby N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher too, part of the East Coast Greenway.
Show off your stuff—go running at the Loop at Wrightsville Beach, a 2 ½ mile trail through the center of town and over Banks Channel. It’s one of the favored running spots in Wilmington for a reason.
The Beaches and the Riverwalk
At any time of day or night, visitors can enjoy a jog on our beaches or a stroll along Wilmington’s award-winning 1.75 mile-long Riverwalk.
The Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve at UNCW offers two trails for exercise and education. Try out the Blutenthal Wildflower Preserve too for your cold-weather fitness regime. The preserves are free and open to the public and are some of the best running spots in Wilmington.
You’ll find part of Wilmington’s Cross City Trail nearby no matter what part of town you live in. A northern stretch runs along Eastwood Road and behind Autumn Hall and UNCW. It continues down Randall Parkway, over Independence Boulevard and up 17th Street.
This wide paved walking and biking trail in Wilmington’s Halyburton Park is cross-cut with scenic sand paths through the woods. It’s used by bicyclists as well, so keep to the side to avoid collisions.
Run or walk the scenic, shady asphalt trail around the park. This is one of the most natural sites in Wilmington, home to wildlife, native trees, and lot of azaleas. The circuit around the park is a 4-mile loop.
King Chiropractic works with runners and all types of athletes to improve performance, lengthen your stride, and help you recuperate faster from sports-related strain. If you suffer any injury or pain while running, call King Chiropractic at (910) 777-7228. We’re here to help with pain relief and improve your performance. We can help reduce restrictions between muscle groups and reduce muscle and joint pain. Call us today to be your best!