Emerald Isle Marathon
Half Marathon and 5K

Saturday March 10, 2018

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About the Marathon

Welcome to the official website for the Emerald Isle Marathon.

Answers to common questions about the event can be

Early Bird Packet pick up: Wednesday, March 7 from 4-7pm at the Islander Hotel & Resort.
Packet Pick up and Expo: Friday, March 9 from 3-9pm

Todd Whisnant with Coastal Sole will be hosting classes at the expo to help you find the right running shoe for you and discuss the best race equipment. Classes will be held at 4:00pm, 6:00pm and 8:00pm on a first come, first serve basis. They will last approximately 30 minutes. Don't miss this great opportunity to hear from a pro!

From the Race Director

Hello runners! We hope that you will join us for our fifth annual race on March 10, 2018. As promised, each year we choose a new charity that will benefit from the race proceeds. We are excited to announce that the chosen beneficiaries are the Little Pink Houses of Hope and the Emerald Isle Bike and Pedestrian Path. Breast Cancer effects many lives and is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. Please allow me to thank all of the committee members who work throughout the year to provide to best experience for everyone on race day, our hundreds of volunteers who selflessly work on race day to make our event a success, our sponsors who make this race possible for so many and to the Town of Emerald Isle for their continued support and enthusiasm for this race!

We look forward to hosting all of our participants for another successful race and hope to see you on race day!

Candace Dooley, Race Director

Participant Information

Registration Open

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. Below is the link for registration, so please check it out.

Register Here


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

See the Hotel List

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, 2018! This year we have created sponsorship levels.

Publix® Super Markets

The Growler

Town Of Emerald Isle

Island Essentials

Website Donated by Crystal Coast Technologies

Website Donated

Sound Ace Hardware

The Islander

Transportation Impact


Carolinas Center


Emerald Isle Realty

Eye Care

Best Western

Emerald Isle
Golf Carts

Banks, Gray & Crumpler

In Memory of

Crystal Coast


Teresa Conley

Anderson & Slack

First Citizens




Gina Mancini

Emerald Isle

Elly's Gifts

Hampton Inn

HTP Resort

Peak Performance

Stir It Up

Trading Post

Contact us now!