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Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K

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Distance Marathon

Rescheduled to 31 Oct 2020

Previous date: 28 Mar 2020

About Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K

This remote island on the Bogue Banks along the region known as the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, just south of the Outer Banks and just west of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and seashore, plays host to the Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, a race that benefits the Emerald Isle bicycle path and the American Heart Association.

Runners will get the chance to trek the streets of this tiny town of about 3,500 residents which swells to more than 50,000 at the height of the summer tourist season, along the course, which follows an out-and-back route that starts and finishes next to the Islander Hotel, just off the main road onto the island, called Emerald Drive.

This year’s race is aimed at benefiting the Emerald Isle community by continuing to upgrade the area’s bike paths which are used by residents and vacationers alike. In addition, we are proud that the race will also support the Autism Society. Together, we can make a difference!


Emerald Isle 5K

  • 4.988954km

Emerald Isle Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Emerald Isle Marathon

  • 42.195km



There are several hotels in the area which will make you very comfortable for the race.


There will be ample parking at multiple locations for the event. In addition, everything will be clearly marked so please follow the directions of the attendants.


Islander Hotel, Emerald Drive

Emerald Isle,us



The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.