Guardians of the Atlantic 5K

This *USATF-certified 5K is a flat route that weaves in and out of the residential historic district of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The namesake of this 5K honors aviators of Base Elizabeth City. With our city’s position along the Intracoastal Waterway, our community Coast Guard members are quite literally, our Guardians of our Atlantic coast!

Both military and civilian runners are welcome to take part in this race. First make your way through the heart of the historic downtown area of the city, then join us in a post-race celebration, and receive a memorabilia t-shirt and finisher’s medal.

The course is flat and completely paved, in other words, it’s ideal for every level of runner! Make the race a family affair or run with your coworkers! We’re excited to see you here in 2022 and hope you’ll stick around after the race to enjoy our beautiful, coastal town.

*USA Track & Field

Tentative 2022 Guardians of the Atlantic 5K Route

*Final race details and route subject to change

Click here to learn more about the 2022 Coast Guard Half Marathon