Emerald Isle Marathon
Half Marathon and 5K

Saturday March 25, 2017

You Can Do This!

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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

Packet pick up located at Emerald Isle Community Center Gym and 203 Leisure Lane.

From the Race Director

Hello runners! We hope that you will join us for our fourth annual race on March 25, 2017. 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 Crystal Coast Autism Center and the Emerald Isle Bike and Pedestrian Path. Autism affects 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!

After Party

Goose Creek Growler will host the official race after party beginning at 9:00am! They will offer a free BBQ plate to all race participants(with a race bib) and have a variety of beer on tap and wine by the glass for sale. Come play corn hole with your family, enjoy a free meal and celebrate your finish with a beer! Located at 200 Mallard Drive, a short walk from the finish!

Meet the Title Sponsor - Josh

Engaging, outgoing, resilient and determined… These are but a few words that best describe our title sponsor and honoree of this year’s race, Josh Norris. To meet Josh is to be touched by his warmth and energy; however, to know Josh is to be awed by his indomitable spirit. Born with both Pervasive Developmental Disorder, a processing disorder on the autism spectrum, and severe Pierre Robin Sequence, a craniofacial malformation requiring multiple surgeries, Josh has had much to endure and overcome but never complains. A high school sophomore and member of his school’s track and cross country teams in Boone, Iowa, Josh is an avid runner and makes friends wherever he goes. Josh’s love of running stems from time together with his brother in Christ, Tresor, a young man from Congo, who his family adopted through Global Fingerprints, the child sponsorship ministry of Reach Global. We are thrilled to announce that both Josh and Tresor, will be running together at this year’s event.

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

2017 Race packets are ready for download!

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

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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 14! This year we have created sponsorship levels.


First Citizens Bank

Town Of Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle Realty Logo

Emerald Isle Realty

Website Donated by Crystal Coast Technologies

Website Donated

Atlantic Chiropractic

Sound Ace Hardware

Foods Inc.


The Islander

Road ID

Minges Bottling


Richard A.
Farrington, Jr.

In Memory of
Nat & Leon Sylvester

Transportation Impact


Family Care Pharmacy

Shorewood Real Estate


Eye Care

USA Track
and Field

Dr. Ginger


Carolinas Center

Emerald Isle
Golf Carts

Piggly Wiggly



Island Essentials

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