2950 island Dr, North Topsail Beach, NC
The Sledgehammer Half Marathon is a Running race in North Topsail Beach, North Carolina consisting of a Half Marathon and 10 Miles and 5K.
Join us for our Sledgehammer Half Marathon, 10-mile and 5k beach run.
E. B. Sledgehammer Sledge chose to volunteer for the U. S. Marine Corps in 1942. He was assigned to K company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Division (K/3/5) where he reached the rank of Corporal in the Pacific Theater. Sledgehammer was a 60mm mortarman at Peleliu and Okinawa where he served with Corporal R. V. Burgin and PFC. Merriell Snafu Shelton. Sledgehammer also served as a rifleman and stretcher bearer when fighting was too close for effective mortar use. Sledge would go on to earn a doctorate in biology and was a beloved professor
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