The inaugural Coast Guard Half Marathon and Guardians of the Atlantic 5K is made possible through the support of our sponsors. Next year’s race is expected to grow not only in participants, but also in course size to a full marathon.

Get to know the fine organizations and businesses that support this event.


Meet the Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor: AdeNation

AdeNation, a division of Super Bakery, Inc., is a super hydration powder you mix with water that rapidly hydrates, helps prevent dehydration, tastes good, is affordable to everyone and truly works. AdeNation is ideal for people of all ages and is a cost effective alternative to all the salty, sugary, artificially flavored sports drinks that are in the market place today.

Host: Visit Elizabeth City

Visit Elizabeth City is proud to host this official event to honor and celebrate the U.S. Coast Guard. We're excited to offer this virtual event in 2021 and hope you'll visit our quaint, coastal town for the in-person race in 2022.

Host: Virtual Running Club

Born from the spirit of traditional races, Virtual Running Club is the finest virtual experience provider in America. VRC gives participants the incentive, motivation and accountability to make meaningful positive actions through tangible rewards via online events.

Supporting Sponsor: College of The Albemarle

COA is North Carolina’s first community college, with four campuses across seven counties, excellent educational programs and a strong tradition in the Albemarle region. Above all, we’re a catalyst for transforming lives.

Supporting Sponsor: Navy Federal Credit Union

Navy Federal Credit Union gives you the financial products and services you need for your life's mission. No matter where your career takes you, Navy Federal is with you. Serving the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, the DoD, veterans and their families.

Our Members Are the Mission® Insured by NCUA.

Promoting Sponsor: Southern Bank

Southern Bank is truly unique - large enough to offer the most innovative and convenient banking technologies of today, such as online banking, yet small enough to give our customers the smalltown, personal attention they’ve been getting since 1901.

Contributing Sponsor: VectorCSP

Founded in 2002 by former military and business leaders, VectorCSP delivers mission planning and mission support solutions to government programs in the aviation and maritime domains.

Contributing Sponsor: Biggs

Biggs is known for customer service and helpful resources. Since we first opened, our main goal has been to provide drivers with the services needed to ensure a fun and stress-free shopping experience.

Become a Sponsor

Though both races are first time events, they are expected to introduce Elizabeth City as a destination to thousands in 2021 as well as bring thousands of runners to the Elizabeth City area in 2022. By sponsoring the Half Marathon and 5K, you become part of a larger collective of businesses supporting each other, our local economy, and our Coast Guard neighbors. Visit Elizabeth City has created a unique two-for-one sponsorship opportunity that includes sponsorship of both the virtual 2021 event and the hybrid 2022 event, for the price of a single traditional in-person event.

Sponsor benefits include:

  • Features on CoastGuardRun.com
  • Complimentary race registrations
  • Branded messages on Coast Guard Run social channels
  • Sponsor logos and links on emails to participants
  • Sponsor logo on finisher t-shirt
  • Opportunity to have a booth or tent on-site on race day in 2022
  • And more!

For more sponsorship information and what each sponsorship level includes, please contact Visit Elizabeth City’s Executive Director, Corrina Ruffieux, at 252-335-5330 or corrina@visitelizabethcity.com.