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Ellerbe Marathon

February 24, 2024

Ellerbe, NC

Get ready to race through the charming town of Ellerbe, NC, at the Ellerbe Marathon on February 24, 2024! This half marathon is no run-of-the-mill event; it's a toe-tally awesome race that will leave you feeling like you've conquered the "sole" of the town. Don't miss the chance to chase pavement and make lasting memories in Ellerbe!
Get ready to race through the charming town of Ellerbe, NC, at the Ellerbe Marathon on February 24, 2024! This half marathon is no run-of-the-mill event; it's a toe-tally awesome race that will leave you feeling like you've conquered the
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About The Ellerbe Marathon

The Ellerbe Marathon, formerly known as the Ellerbe Springs Marathon, is a historic race that has been held since 1992. It was born out of a conversation between two passionate runners, Mark Long and Doug Dawkins, as they were returning from another marathon. The race takes place in Ellerbe, North Carolina, and is now the second oldest marathon in the state.

The Ellerbe Marathon offers both a full marathon and a half marathon option. The course consists of a picturesque 13.1 mile loop, with marathoners completing it twice. The course has been certified by USATF and is all paved country roads. Some describe it as rolling, while others call it hilly. It’s a challenging yet scenic route that will keep you engaged throughout.

As a participant, you can expect top-notch organization and timing. The race utilizes RFID chip timing, ensuring accurate and real-time results. Clockwork Race Timing manages the timing process, ensuring a seamless experience for all runners.

One of the unique features of the Ellerbe Marathon is the post-race lunch. After pushing your limits on the course, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious vegetarian soup and hot cheese quesadillas. It’s the perfect way to refuel and recharge after your accomplishment.

Additionally, all participants will receive a commemorative event t-shirt and a handmade pottery medallion created by McNeill Pottery. These beautiful awards highlight the race’s commitment to excellence and serve as lasting mementos of your achievement.

Furthermore, Ellerbe is a charming town with a rich history, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere for runners and spectators alike. The race takes place on the 24th of February, and the weather is typically mild and pleasant at that time of year. It’s the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself, explore a new area, and create lasting memories.

Join us at the Ellerbe Marathon and experience the thrill of this iconic race. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or embarking on your first half marathon, you’ll be part of a supportive and encouraging community. Lace up your shoes, hit the pavement, and let the Ellerbe Marathon be the highlight of your running journey. See you at the finish line!

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