Mother Earth Brewing Ironclad Half-Marathon & 5k

Sat October 17 - Sun November 1 Kinston, NC 28501 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
2020 Race Changed to Virtual

Due to Covid-19 and inability to gather in large groups, and our desire to keep our running family safe the 2020 race will be virtual only.

All details about the virtual event can be found

We had hopes that the Covid-19 would improve and we wouldn’t be in this situation. Please know it was not an easy decision. We are a dedicated and determined team who works hard to bring this event to you. 

There is information in the link above that will answer all questions. You will have the option to join us for our virtual event or defer to 2021 race year. Links are provided for you to make the desired changes. Please be aware that all changes need to be made before October 10th, 2020.

Please stay safe and healthy,
❤️ Ironclad Race Team

Here Are Your Options:

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions.

Don't want to join us for this year's virtual race? Then, you can choose to defer your registration until next year and we'll honor your registration for next year's race.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

400 E Grainger Ave
Kinston, NC US 28501

The 5th annual Mother Earth Brewing Ironclad Half-Marathon & 5k, brought to you via Ironclad Races Inc and title sponsor Mother Earth Brewing. Ironclad Races Inc is a Kinston based non-profit corporation with a mission to produce sporting events in Kinston and donate all proceeds to local non-profit organizations and charities benefitting our community. 

Ironclad Races in partnership with the Mother Earth Brewing Ironclad Half-Marathon event board, local business and volunteers aim to bring runners to our community and highlight the historic and cultural beauty of Kinston.

While you’re here spend time in the local shops, restaurants or pubs while you enjoy a weekend in our historic southern town. 

We’re certain you’ll agree, the Mother Earth Brewing Ironclad Half-marathon is the most welcoming half-marathon in Eastern North Carolina.


For 2020 we are offering a virtual race option in both the half marathon and 5k distances. Run anywhere! 

NOTE:  Unisex t-shirts will be long sleeve while ladies shirt sizes will be in short sleeve. 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Mother Earth Brewing Ironclad Half-Marathon & 5k.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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