The 3rd annual Emerald Isle Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5K races will be held this Saturday. All 3 races begin and end at the Western Ocean Regional Access near Islander Drive. The full marathon (26.2 miles) begins at 6:15 am, the Half-Marathon (13.1 miles) begins at 8:15 am, and the 5k begins at 8:30 am. We expect nearly 1,400 runners in Emerald Isle this weekend, and the 3 race courses cover the entire length of Emerald Isle from The Point to the east end. PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS WHEN DRIVING IN EMERALD ISLE ON SATURDAY MORNING.
The Emerald Isle Police Department will be assisting runners crossing NC 58 at Mangrove Drive, and most runners will be crossing at that location between 7:00 am and 8:45 am. EIPD will also be assisting runners crossing NC 58 at Lee Avenue, and most runners will be crossing that location between 7:30 am and 9:15 am. Slight traffic delays are likely, so please plan accordingly.
A copy of the Race Participant Information packet, including course maps, is available at this link .
Thank you for your patience, understanding, and caution!