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Coast Guard Virtual Half Marathon and 5k Race starts March 6, 2021

Sign up now for the inaugural Coast Guard Virtual Half Marathon or 5K proudly brought to you by our Presenting Sponsor: AdeNation! We are excited to introduce this new race in collaboration with the Coast Guard and Base Elizabeth City to both military and non-military participants as the first road race of the United States Coast Guard.

With safety in mind, this inaugural event is going virtual! The race can be run any time through the month of March wherever you choose. Run your own race, at your own pace, in your own space, all while paying homage to our United States Coast Guard men and women.


Don’t forget to submit your finish time by April 30, 2021 to earn your finisher’s medal! Medals begin shipping the first week of April to those who have reported their finish time.

Report Your Time

“Elizabeth City Coast Guard members as well as the greater Coast Guard are excited to support the upcoming Coast Guard Half Marathon and 5K in March 2021! As you are likely aware, the Coast Guard is the only military service, until this race, without a major running event in their name. The Coast Guard has worked extensively with Visit Elizabeth City to assist in press and public affairs videos to help spread the word about this fantastic event.”

Brook Sherman, Commanding Officer
USCG Base Elizabeth City


Did you miss early bird registration? No worries! Register by March 6 and you’ll receive your shirt & bib by March 29!

2021 Registration details >>


This inaugural event will take place virtually, starting on March 6, 2021. Hit the trails, take the scenic route, or even run from the comfort of your home treadmill.

Home Base

Why is Elizabeth City, NC the home of The Coast Guard Half Marathon and Guardians of the Atlantic 5K? We’re glad you asked!

 Why Elizabeth City? >>


We hope you’ll join us for next year’s race in-person but until then, we’d love to welcome you to the home of The Coast Guard Half Marathon & 5K: Elizabeth City, NC!

More details >>

  • Run your own race at your own pace!
  • Inaugural Coast Guard Half Marathon and 5K
  • Virtual 2021 event with a hybrid event coming in 2022
  • Official race days: March 6 – March 31, 2021

Looking Forward To 2022


In 2022, we'll need volunteers to

  • Hand out water
  • Day-of registration
  • Help with food
  • Coordinate runners


Sponsors play a critical role in making it possible for us to launch the 2021 inaugural event and to plan for successful future events in the years to come.

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