Crystal Coast Half Marathon and 5K
New This Year
Last year we added a 10K to the race and received nothing but favorable comments. We look forward to this event growing over the coming years since it is one of the few 10K’s offered in NC.
Both the 10K and half marathon cross the bridge to Atlantic Beach and return to Downtown Morehead City.
The race starts and finishes on the Morehead City Waterfront and makes a loop past the neighborhoods and businesses of Downtown Morehead City. After passing the gift shops and charter fishing boats, runners cross the bridge to Atlantic Beach. This part of the race offers a beautiful view of the sound and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.
Once in Atlantic Beach, the course turns towards historic Ft. Macon, then reverses and will again cross the Causeway Bridge back to Morehead City. Once back in Morehead City, the course again travels through coast residential neighborhoods.
Other than the bridge to Atlantic Beach, this course is a flat out-and-back route which has had many runners set personal bests. The 5K is a loop in Morehead City and has become a favorite for many runners.
5.5 Miles – water and Gatorade
10 Miles – water and Gatorade
Restrooms for Half Marathon
3 miles -water and Gatorade
- Crystal Coast Half Marathon
$50 (before Dec 31), $60 (before Feb 15), $70 (before race day), $80 on race day
- Crystal Coast 10k
$25 (before Dec 31), $30 (before Feb 15), $35 (before race day), $40 on race day
- Crystal Coast 5K
$20 (before Dec 31), $25 (before Feb 15), $30 (before race day), $35 on race day
Friday, March 6
4: PM – 6:00 PM
First Flight Credit Union
4501 Arendell St next to next to Coral Bay Marina
Friday, March 6
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday, March 7
Corner of Arendell and 6th St
7:30 AM – Races begin
- 7:30 – Late Registration/Packet Pickup Begins
- 9:00 AM – 10K Start
- 9:10 AM – Half Marathon Start
- 9:20 AM – 5K Start
- Races begin on Evans Street and 6th
- Top 5 Male and Female Overall
- Top 3 Masters Male and Female
- Top 3 Age Division
Host Hotel: Hampton Inn Moorehead City4035 Arendell St., Morehead City, North Carolina, USA 28557-9900
Hampton Inn Website
Cancellation Policy. In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined.
Rules / Guidelines. Sorry, but for safety reasons, we do not allow dogs, bicycles, inline skates or any means of transportation other than running, walking or wheelchairs. Running baby strollers are allowed but must have a minimum of 6″ wheels. Race Director reserves the right to reject any entry or to remove any participant from the race course without explanation.