Join us for our 10th annual event on the beautiful Crystal Coast! As USAT&F certified and sanctioned race, our marathon is a Boston Qualifier!
All proceeds are donated to our local Bike and Pedestrian Path and a local health related charity! Run for a cause!
We look forward to seeing you on race day!
Saturday, October 26, 2024.
Start & finish are located in the center parking section of the Emerald Isle Western Regional Beach Access Parking Lot.
Please reach us at if you cannot find an answer to your question.
The Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K is an annual running event that takes place in the scenic and beautiful backdrop of Emerald Isle. Participants can choose from the full marathon, half marathon, or 5K races, catering to various fitness levels.
The 2023 Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023.
You can conveniently register for the 2023 race day online. Visit our official website and follow the registration instructions to secure your spot in the event.
Yes, the Emerald Isle Marathon is a Boston-qualifying race. If you're aiming to qualify for the prestigious Boston Marathon, our event offers you the opportunity to achieve that goa
The course for the Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K is known for being flat, making it appealing for runners looking for a smoother experience. Rest assured, you won't be running on the sand.
Yes, there will be strategically placed aid stations along the course providing water, electrolyte drinks, and other essentials to keep you hydrated and energized throughout the race.
Absolutely! Finisher medals will be awarded to participants in the full marathon and half marathon upon successfully completing their chosen race category.
Certainly! The 5K race is a great option for families and participants of all ages. It's a fun way to enjoy the event together.
Preparing for a marathon requires a dedicated training plan. Gradually increasing your running distances, cross-training, and maintaining a balanced diet are essential components of your training.
Race day will be filled with excitement and camaraderie. Arrive early, follow instructions from event staff, and be prepared to immerse yourself in a day of running and celebration.
Yes, awards will be presented to the top finishers in various categories for each race, including the marathon, half marathon, and 5K.
Absolutely! Our event welcomes participants of all paces, including walkers. You can choose to walk the half marathon or 5K distance.
Emerald Isle is accessible by road. You can use GPS navigation services to reach the event location. There are various nearby hotels and accommodations available for your stay, ensuring a comfortable visit.
Yes, there will be a time limit for the full and the half marathon. The full marathon will allow 6 hours to complete the course. The half marathon will allow 4.5 hours to complete the course. All course support will cease at 1:00pm.
Packet pick up will take place on Friday, October 27 from 3-9pm. It is located at the Emerald Isle Community Center: 203 Leisure Lane, Emerald Isle NC 28594. This will include vendors and custom race gear available for purchase.