Crystal Coast Half Marathon, 5K & Kids Dash

It's that time of year again! Lace up your running shoes, give your leg muscles a good stretch, and come onCrystal Coast Half Marathon & 5K out to join the Crystal Coast Half Marathon, 5K, and 100 yards Kids Dash all in support of a good cause this Saturday, February 23. The Crystal Coast Half Marathon proudly benefits the United Way of Coastal Carolina.

The half marathon begins at 8a.m. and the 5K begins at 8:15a.m. Registration the day of the event occurs from 6:30-7:30a.m. at the Sanitary Restaurant on the Morehead City waterfront or you can register online here.

The Crystal Coast Half Marathon and 5K course begins and ends on the Morehead City waterfront. The Crystal Coast Half Marathon & 5K Runnerscourse loops past the neighborhoods and businesses of downtown Morehead City. Participants enjoy beautiful views of the waterfront as they pass the gift shops, charter fishing boats, and then cross the bridge to Atlantic Beach, which offers panoramic views of the sound. Once in Atlantic Beach, the course heads toward historic Fort Macon and then reverses back over the bridge to Morehead City. The course finishes by traveling through the residential areas and back to the waterfront.

The half marathon and 5K are electronically timed, offer participants cool event t-shirts, and provide post-event food. For more race information, you can view the Runners' Instructions here.

Not a runner? CCrystal Coast Fishingome on out and show your support for the race participants. Cheer them on all while taking in the stunning coastal views. Are you vacationing in Emerald Isle this weekend? Then make the quick drive over to Atlantic Beach, find a spot, and join in to support the runners as they make there way from the bridge to Fort Macon and back.

Speaking of vacationing in Emerald Isle, have you made your beach vacation plans yet? Spring is just around the corner and summer isn't too far away. Start looking forward to some time away spent basking on our beaches and soaking up the sun on our shores.

We hope to see you soon!

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