We're pleased to announce that the Emerald Isle Marathon is a Boston Qualifying Marathon! The USA Track & Field Sanction number is: 15-13-402 and the USA Track & Field Course Certification number is: NC14106DF. The goal of the Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K is to give back to our community and local charities. 50% of proceeds will benefit the Emerald Isle Bike path and 50% will benefit the American Heart Association. We believe in a healthy, active lifestyle. We are committed to giving you the best quality race while showcasing our beautiful island to all of our runners and spectators. We look forward to hosting you in Emerald Isle. 
Our 4th Annual race is aimed at benefiting the Emerald Isle Bike Path and the Autism Society. The path is used by both residents and vacationers. The expansion of the path has been an ongoing task by the town and 'Friends of the Path' for more than 10 years. It is a tremendous benefit for the safety of our runners, cyclists, children and walkers that utilize it daily. We hope to continue this race for years to come and continue to contribute to local charities and our community. Please allow me to thank you in advance for your support of our event!
We look forward to another fantastic response! This year's race will be even better than last year's and we can't wait to see you there. Here is the link for registration, so please check it out.

The 3rd Annual Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K made history twice last year, and all before the sun came up. The event not only attracted more than 1,600 runners, blowing out any previous county race watermarks, it put on the county’s first-ever full marathon race. The close to 300 runners in the marathon took off in the dark, but the sun was poking through the opaque sky by the time the half marathon began at 7:45 a.m. Over 800 runners toed the line for the 13.1-mile course, with just under 400 more waiting in the wings for the 8 a.m. start to the 5K. Check out the photos of this year's event here  2015 Marathon Photos . ​The 2017 race date is March 25th, 2017! Happy Running!
There are several hotels in the area which will make you very comfortable for the race, as race day approaches please make sure to check back and watch our Facebook page for updates.
​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!

The Emerald Isle Marathon would like to thank all of the sponsors and runner's who participate in this event, without you this event is not possible.