The routes for the Coast Guard Marathon races this weekend will loop through downtown Elizabeth City, various residential neighborhoods, onto Base Elizabeth City, past one of the only remaining World War II dirigible hangars on the planet and down scenic roadways along the 26.2 mile, 13.1 mile and 5K routes.
For the safety of runners and volunteers, road closures and delays can be expected from March 3-4, 2023. While most closures are rolling as runners make their way through town, some roads will be closed for the duration of the event.
See the maps below for each race route and corresponding road closures and our Parking page for information on available lots near the start/finish The Coast Guard Marathon team would like to thank everyone in advance for their patience and participation in an unforgettable and safe race weekend!
Waterfront Park Street Closures
Water Street from Ehringhaus to Riverside Avenue / Shepard Street in front of Waterfront Park will be closed continuously from Thursday, March 3, 6:00am through Sunday, March 5, 6:00am.
Main and Water Street Closures
A portion of Main Street, from Road to Water, all of Water Street from Elizabeth to Shepard, and Ehringhaus from Road to Water will be closed during all race times:
Friday, March 3 from 3:30pm to 5:15pm
Saturday, March 4 from 7:00am to 3:00pm
5K Street Closures
All streets on the 5K race route are closed during the entirety of the race from Friday, March 3 from 3:30pm to 5:15pm:
Half/Full Marathon Route Road Closures
Due to the nature of the event, there will be rolling closures throughout Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County.
From miles 0 – 3 (Green) roads will be completely closed from 7:15am until the last runner passes, approximately 8:30am.
River Road (Yellow) will be open to southbound traffic only (River Road to Weeksville Road) from 7:15am –8:45am. No northbound traffic will be allowed from Weeksville onto River Road.
Herrington (Blue) will be open to southbound traffic only from 7:30am to 2:30pm. No northbound traffic from Weeksville onto Herrington and no turn onto Herrington from Weeksville Road.
In addition to the Start/Finish closures (Main, Water and Eringhaus), portions of Downtown Streets (Purple; see detail bubble) including S. McMorrine, Church, Elliot and Fearing will be completely closed 7:30am-3:00pm.
Roads will re-open as the last runner and the tail race vehicle clears. Other portions of the Half/Full race routes (red) will be restricted but not closed to traffic.
Police officers will be working along the route to ensure safety of runners and they may ask traffic to momentarily pause for large groups. Expect delays and please drive with care or take an alternate route if possible.
Full Marathon Route Road Closures
None of the roads outside of those listed above will be completely closed, but there will be runners on them from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Please drive slowly and with extreme caution.