The Coast Guard Marathon race route loops through downtown Elizabeth City, on campus at Elizabeth City State University, onto Base Elizabeth City, past one of the only remaining WWII dirigible hangars and down scenic roadways along the 26.2, 13.1 and 5K routes. For the safety of runners and volunteers, road closures and delays can be expected from March 3-5, 2022. 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!

2022 Waterfront Park Street Closures- Stayed tuned for our 2023 street closures!

Water Street from Ehringhaus to Riverside Avenue in front of Waterfront Park will be closed from 6:00pm on March 3 until 10:00pm on March 5.  



Main & Water Street Closures

A portion of Main Street and all of Water Street will be closed from 7:30-3:00pm on Saturday March 5.



5K Route Road Closures

The route highlighted in red will be closed for the entirety of the event on Friday March 4 from 4:15pm – 6:15pm.



Half/Full Marathon Route Road Closures

The section of the route highlighted in red will be closed intermittently from 7:30am – 8:30am on Saturday March 5, 2022. Each section of the route will be cleared and open to traffic as the last runner passes the mile markers indicated on the map.

S/F to Mile 1 closed 7:30am – 7:50am

Mile 1 to Mile 2 closed 7:30am – 8:10am

Mile 2 to Mile 3 closed 7:45am – 8:30am

The rest of the Half/Full race route 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.