2020 Emerald Isle Marathon Cancelled

Emerald Isle Marathon
Half Marathon and 5K

2020 Emerald Isle Marathon Cancelled

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From the Race Director - Sept 03, 2020

Dear athletes,

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.”

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 . 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!

Happy Running,

Candace Dooley, Race Director

About the Marathon

Welcome to the official website for the Emerald Isle Marathon. Registration is now open!

Answers to common questions about the event can be

Early Bird Packet pick up: Emerald Isle Board meeting room from 4-7pm on March 25
Packet Pick up and Expo: Emerald Isle Gym from 3-9pm on March 27.

Participant Information


We look forward to another fantastic response! This race will be even better than last year's and we can't wait to see you there.

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We have tried to answer some of the more common questions. However, if we have not addressed your question, please feel free to contact us on Facebook or through e-mail.

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There are several hotels in the area which will make you very comfortable for the race. As race day approaches so please make sure to check back and watch our Facebook page for updates. If you are an area hotel and would like to be listed here, please e-mail us

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Event Parking

There will be ample parking at multiple locations for the event. In addition, everything will be clearly marked so please follow the directions of the attendants. We look forward to seeing you!

Parking Info

The Sponsors

To become a sponsor, your information must be submitted by February 20, 2019! This year we have created sponsorship levels.

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