Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K

03/27/2021 Emerald Isle, NC 28594 US Directions

Emerald Isle Marathon

7:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT

Emerald Isle Half Marathon

8:35AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT

Emerald Isle 5K

8:45AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT
Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K

New Date: 03/27/2021


September 3, 2020


Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Canceled


EMERALD ISLE, N.C.-   In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 7th Annual Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K is officially canceled.


Originally slated for March 2020, the race was postponed until October 31, 2020 due to complications caused by COVID-19.   To protect all race participants, volunteers, spectators and the Emerald Isle community, the Emerald Isle Marathon committee has made the difficult decision to forego the rescheduled race in its entirety.


“As we approach autumn, it is clear that COVID-19 continues to impact all aspects of our lives,” stated Candace Dooley, Emerald Isle Race Director.  “Our goal was to hold a wonderful race in late October.  Yet, we cannot place our competitors or community at risk.”


Participant Options: We understand that this announcement is challenging, so we will offer the following options:

1- Automatic deferment to March 27, 2021

2- Full refund


Current registrations will automatically be deferred to March 27, 2021. If you prefer a full race refund, please email emeraldislerun@gmail.com.  Due to a high volume of email traffic, please allow 7-10 days for a response.


You have trained hard, made travel arrangements, dreamt of the finish line and put blood, sweat and tears into your preparation for race day.  Your hard work and dedication are admirable. Don’t slow down.  Keep pushing ahead.


Please join us March 2021 and make your dream a reality! 

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.emeraldislerun.com.

101 Islander Dr.
Emerald Isle, NC US 28594

This is our 7th annual race in Emerald Isle! Join us for a beautiful run with beach views and one of the flattest and fastest courses! We are a Boston Qualifier and are sanctioned and certified! 

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