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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
For press inquiries, contact:
Candace Dooley, EI Race Director