This Week's Highlights

Week of February 25, 2019 - March 3, 2019

Run Crystal Coast Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

  • Saturday, March 2nd 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Morehead City

Embark on an exploration of the Crystal Coast that includes plenty of incredible views along the way with the annual Run Crystal Coast Half Marathon, 10k & 5k. Held in the month of March, which is one of the most picturesque and temperate times to explore the area, this unique course that follows the water features a few challenges, tons of scenery, and ample opportunities to get out and get active with fellow Crystal Coast racing fans.

Week of March 25, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Emerald Isle Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K Races

  • Saturday, March 30th 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Emerald Isle

Rapidly becoming a favorite tradition for active Crystal Coast visitors and locals alike, the Emerald Isle Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K Races are a great opportunity for folks to discover the gorgeous communities and shorelines of Emerald Isle and beyond, while supporting a worthy local cause and enjoying a little competitive spirit in the heart of the Outer Banks.

Week of April 1, 2019 - April 7, 2019

Taste of Core Sound

  • Saturday, April 6th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harkers Island

Embark on an active exploration of Harkers Island while taking in miles of views along the way at the annual Core Sound Run in the Down East region of the Crystal Coast. With options to tackle a 10K, 5K, or a one mile fun run, this event can cater to visitors of all ages and abilities, and is a fun and engaging opportunity to see how charming this corner of the Crystal Coast can be.

Week of April 22, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Annual Lookout Rotary Road Race

  • Friday, April 26th 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Morehead City

Take advantage of the beautiful springtime weather, as well as an opportunity to explore the Crystal Coast in depth, with this annual race that is celebrating its 30th year in 2019. The Annual Lookout Rotary Road Race is a fun event that is accessible for attendees of all ages and skill levels, and which offers a wide range of courses – from a Fitness Walk to a Half Marathon – to encourage everyone to get out, get active, and join in the fun.

Week of May 6, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Go Sailing on a Traditional Wooden Boat

  • Sunday, May 12th 7:00 AM

Active visitors and residents will be delighted to learn that there’s a new fitness event on the local North Carolina coastal scene – the Crystal Coast Full and Half Booty Triathlon. Celebrating its inaugural year in 2019, this all-encompassing and not-for-profit race comprises of two challenging events to allow participants to test their limits while exploring a wide swath of the stunning Crystal Coast shoreline.

Week of May 20, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Kayak for the Warriors 5K and 1K Run / Walk

  • Saturday, May 25th 8:00 AM
Pine Knoll Shores

Enjoy an active outing that explores some of the prettiest stretches of the Pine Knoll Shores shoreline with this fundraising event that does a world of good for injured and fallen service men and women and their families. Kayak for the Warriors 5K and 1K Run / Walk is an engaging event that is open to participants of all abilities and ages, and which features an enticing course that huge the borders of the local Crystal Coast beaches.

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