Get in the Best Shape for an Amazing Cause: The Emerald Isle Marathon!


Lace up your running shoes and exercise for a great cause! The Emerald Isle Marathon is one of the best ways to challenge yourself while supporting a local charity. Plus, participating in this annual event is a great excuse to treat yourself to a week-long stay in a beautiful home from Spinnaker’s Reach. Find out everything you need to know about the Emerald Isle, NC, Marathon, 2018!

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Run the Emerald Isle Marathon in 2018

Run for a cause in the Fifth Annual Emerald Isle Marathon, which will take place on March 10, 2018. Each year, the marathon organizers choose a different charity that will benefit from the proceeds of the race. This year, the earnings will go toward Little Pink House of Hope, a charity which supports breast cancers patients and survivors, and the Emerald Isle Bike and Pedestrian Path. Registration is open so be sure to sign up quickly! The sooner you register, the more you can save.

Participants can choose between the full marathon, the Emerald Isle half-marathon, or the 5K. The full marathon will begin at 7:00 a.m., sharp! The half-marathon will follow at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K will start at 8:45 a.m. Since this event is taking place in early March, we suggest that you dress in long pants and a long-sleeved shirt for your early morning run.

Are You Ready for the Emerald Isle Marathon?

The Emerald Isle Marathon requires that runners keep a 16-minute mile during their run. The marathon will close down after seven hours, so you’ll want to be sure to stick to that pace if you’re planning on entering the full marathon. If you’ve never visited Emerald Isle or run these courses, you can expect flat terrain during the race.

Rest Your Feet in a Home From Spinnaker's Reach

It’s important to get a full night of sleep before the Emerald Isle Marathon! With a rental home from Spinnaker’s Reach, you’ll be sure to have a restful night before the big race. We have the best selection of homes on the Crystal Coast, so you’re sure to find just the right accommodations for your needs.

Consider renting Beyond the Sea! This five-bedroom, five-bathroom home is the perfect place to end your day. After the race, you’ll love unwinding on the wrap-around porches, enjoying the cool sea breeze and listening to the sound of the ocean waves. Inside, you’ll find a luxurious master suite that features a custom-made platform king bed and a wonderful soaking tub. Is there anything better for sore muscles than a nice soak in warm water and a comfy bed? Enjoy a post-race meal outside, cooked to perfection on the gas grill or enjoy a soak in the on-site hot tub! Or take advantage of the fully-equipped kitchen to whip up a delicious feast! No matter how you decide to celebrate your achievement, this is the perfect place to do it!

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