The 2023 Coast Guard Marathon in Elizabeth City is less than three months away, and the excitement is building with the reveal of the finisher medals on Wednesday.
The medals, which are awarded to runners who complete either the marathon, half-marathon or 5K, either in-person or virtual, feature the U.S. Coast Guard’s 45 foot Response Boat Medium.
The multi-mission capable boat, operable from shore stations, has a top speed of 40 knots and cruising speed of 30 knots, operates in seas of to 10 feet, and has a towing capacity of up to 100 displacement tons.
The 5K medal features a rose gold finish, engraved Carolina waves, the Elizabeth City Skyline, and are a massive four inches in size.
The 13.1 has a reflective chrome finish, complete with the moving RB-M to rip the Carolina tides.
The 26.2 is a gold medal, complete with seafoam water and the Elizabeth city skyline, bridge, and of course, the interactive Response Boat-Medium featured asset.
Register now for the races scheduled for March 2-4 at https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/ElizabethCity/CoastGuardMarathon.