Monday, February 20, 2012

Wrightsville Beach Biathlon 2012

The Wrightsville Beach Biathlon enters its third year, taking place on March 23-24, 2012.  New this year is a Team Relay component. 

This unique biathlon event is 8 miles Surf to Sound and combines flat-water stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) around Money Island for 4 miles followed by a 4 miles beach run.  What a challenge!  The race begins and ends at the Blockade Runner Resort on Waynick Blvd. in Wrightsville Beach.

The SUP course starts out in the open channel near the Blockade Runner and follows a flat-water course around Money Island, leading back to the Blockade Runner.

After completion of the paddleboarding part of the event, racers will begin the run, heading to the ocean beach from Access 33 and running to Johnny Mercer's Pier, to Crystal Pier, and back to the Blockade Runner.

Relay Teams and Corporate Sponsorships are welcome!
The Biathlon is a challenging, unique, and super-fun event.  We are proud to have Wrightsville Beach host such a modern, scenic, and inspiring race.  Learn more at

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon

Did you know that Wrightsville Beach hosts it's very own full length and half marathon, sponsored by Quintiles?  This annual race boasts a beautiful, relatively flat course that tours all of Wrightsville Beach and up into Wilmington via Eastwood Road, Military Cutoff, all through Landfall, and finishing at Mayfaire Town Center.

We love this video showing us a tour of the Wrightsville Beach Marathon Course. 
WB Marathon Course Map from Wrightsville Beach Marathon on Vimeo.

The race this year takes place on Sunday, March 18, 2012.  Learn more at  We'll be out there cheering you on!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine's Day Events Around Wrightsville Beach

Here's just one of the many rewards you can reap from your long term marriage - Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours is offering a free Valentine’s Day cruise to couples married 45 years or more to honor the tradition of marriage.

From February 11th - 14th, 2012 from 11am - 4pm by reservation, Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours offers it's Valentine's Day Cruise leaving on the hour from the Blockade Runner Resort.

Anyone else can participate as well, although not for free.  The cost of the tour is $50/couple which also includes beverages and chocolate.  Guests of the cruise will explore the scenery of Masonboro Island and the Wrightsville Beach Harbor.  Call Joe at 910-200-4002 or visit Valentine's Day Cruise.

Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington area restaurants are always popular destinations for Valentine's Day.  Many offer special menus and pricing but all encourage reservations for the big night.  Some special menus we've found so far include Caprice Bistro, Ruth's Chris Steak House, and LeCatalan downtown.  We'll try to report on others as they become available.  If you know of any or have a restaurant offering specials, please leave a comment and let us know!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hardee Hunt and Williams Ranked Top Real Estate Team in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

The agents at Hardee Hunt and Williams Real Estate have earned the distinction of top real estate team in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina for 2011.  They listed and sold twelve properties on the island during the year, more than double that of competing agents.

Wrightsville Beach, N.C., February 2012 -- The Top Real Estate Agents of 2011 for Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina have been announced by Wrightsville Beach Magazine.  Hardee Hunt and Williams real estate company is proud to have earned the top spot for the second consecutive year.  Team Hardee Hunt and Williams is ranked number one on the list of the Top Five Real Estate Agents for Wrightsville Beach in terms of number of properties listed and sold as well as combined dollar volume of the sales in 2011.

Team Hardee Hunt and Williams specialize in Wrightsville Beach real estate, branching into nearby Landfall and Figure Eight Island properties.  Their office is located on Causeway Drive in Wrightsville Beach and the company represents both buyers and sellers.  Their close ties to the island combined with their extensive knowledge and experience provide unparalleled benefits for clients.

In an interview with Wrightsville Beach Magazine regarding the area Real Estate Roundup for 2011, Hardee Hunt and Williams agent Randy Williams noted the upward trend of real estate transactions in Wrightsville Beach, commenting, "It has taken a long time, but serious sellers finally got in sync with the realities of the market place and adjusted their asking price accordingly."  This resulted in a total of 89 transactions for 2011 compared to 59 in 2010.

Team Hardee Hunt and Williams listed and sold 12 Wrightsville Beach properties in 2011 with a combined total of $16,830,925.  This put them above competing agents who listed an average of 3.5 properties and sold an average of 3.25 properties in 2011.  Hardee Hunt and Williams sold the South Harbor Island property at 26 Island Drive which reaped the top selling price of $2,895,000 in Wrightsville Beach and New Hanover County for 2011.

Low interest rates from mortgage lenders combined with lower asking prices means that more buyers are finding opportunities in Wrightsville Beach, sending the real estate market in the right direction heading into 2012.  The extremely high prices the market experienced in 2004 to 2006 are likely a thing of the past as tax valuations have now decreased and selling prices are more realistic.

Hardee Hunt and Williams is looking forward to a great year in Wrightsville Beach real estate for 2012, even as they celebrate the growth they've seen in the past two years.  To learn more about the firm and their featured listings, visit  Learn more about the area at their blog


Ace Cofer
Hardee Hunt & Williams
Lic: 255168   
602 Causeway Dr
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

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