Runners follow an out-and-back course along North Carolina’s Bogue Banks — about an hour and a half drive from Wilmington — at the Emerald Isle Half Marathon. The race starts next to the Islander Hotel, and from there takes runners for long stretches along Emerald Drive, Ocean Drive and Sound Drive, for a nearly two-mile-long stretch along the waters of Bogue Sound, past beach homes and over bridges, and through the town of Emerald Isle along the way.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, contact us here.