Due to the overwhelming response to last year’s half-marathon, Emerald Isle presents its first full marathon this month. This year’s event is planned for Saturday, March 10, beginning and ending at the Western Ocean Regional Access. The event includes the full 26.2-mile marathon course; a 13.1-mile half-marathon run; as well as a 5K.

The marathon starts at 7am, half-marathon at 8:35am and 5K at 8:45. Awards presented to top finishers in a variety of age categories.

Courses will wind through various neighborhoods in the scenic western end of Carteret County before looping back to the beach access.

The races will be followed at 10am by an after party at The Growler Taproom on Mallard Drive and Hwy 58 with free post-race food. Awards will be presented beginning at 10:30am.

This year, funds raised will be shared between the Emerald Isle bicycle path project and Little Pink Houses of Hope.

Those interested can register via

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