Tie up your sneakers; the Coast Guard Marathon is open for registration! The event is scheduled for March 2-4, 2023. in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Coast Guard Marathon Press Release ~ "ELIZABETH CITY, NC (Aug. 1, 2022) – Registration for the 2023 Coast Guard Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K and virtual events will open on Aug. 4 at midnight in celebration of Coast Guard Day.
The official road race of the United States Coast Guard, the events will take place March 2 - 4, 2023 in Elizabeth City, N.C. Interested runners may sign up to take advantage of early bird pricing at CoastGuardMarathon.com. Races are open to both military and non-military participants.
'Elizabeth City is proud to be the home of the Coast Guard Marathon, and we look forward to welcoming participants from around the United States and beyond to take part in the second annual in-person race, which honors and celebrates the Coastie spirit,' Coast Guard Marathon Director Corrina Ruffieux said. 'This year’s marathon event will feature an improved course that will showcase even more local landmarks, while still offering the unique opportunity to run on Base Elizabeth City.'
The marathon and half marathon courses will run along the Pasquotank River and through the U.S. Coast Guard Base and Air Station with a rare chance to traverse the military airstrip. Along the way, runners will see Elizabeth City State University, a Historically Black College and the home to North Carolina’s only four-year college aviation education program. The marathon route also features a loop around one of the last standing WWII airship hangars in the U.S., a 20-story tall, dome-shaped structure on the waterfront. All race routes being and end in Elizabeth City’s historic downtown district where a post-race celebration will greet finishers. The course is sanctioned and certified by USA Track & Field and is among the flattest official Boston Marathon qualifying courses in the United States." ~Coast Guard Marathon Press Release.
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