The Ellerbe Marathon and Half Marathon
28th Annual Marathon     3rd Annual Half Marathon
February 23, 2019                  8 a.m. start

 Marathon Results                   Half Marathon Results  

The Ellerbe Rescue Squad building at 106 Sunset Avenue is race day
headquarters and the finish line will be on Sunset Avenue nearby.  The start is
just a short walk away on Page Street near BB&T.  The course is a 13.1 mile
loop.  Marathoners do the loop twice.  Both the marathon and half marathon are
certified.  Timing will be RFID chip timing with live results and managed by
Wilson Timing.  Most of the course will use roads that have been part of the
marathon in years past. Links to marathon and half marathon race maps and
the certification details are below.  
Written turn by turn description is here.

Marathon map                        Half marathon map

Packet Pick-up
Early packet pick-up will be available Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until
7:30 the Spring House located on the grounds of the
Ellerbe Springs Inn
just north of Ellerbe on Highway 220 Business.  The Spring House is a
family-friendly pub, serving BBQ, Chicken Wings, Soups, Salads, Subs &
Sandwiches, Pizza and Hot Dogs.  Beer and wine are also available. Race day
packet pick-up will be at the Ellerbe Rescue Squad headquarters in downtown
Ellerbe at 106 Sunset Avenue.

Packets will contain your race number, pins and your event t-shirt.

Ellerbe Springs Inn is a nice bed and breakfast operated by Mark and
Donna Buckeridge.  Seven rooms are available.  Camping is also available  
Information can be found at their link above or by calling them at 910-652-5600.

Post-race Lunch
Mark and Donna Buckeridge of the Ellerbe Springs Inn will be serving a hot
vegetarian soup and cheese quesadillas at the Ellerbe Rescue Squad building
beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Runners' meal is included with entry and your race
number will be your ticket.  Non-participants may purchase lunch.

Shirts, Medallions, and Awards, etc.
Shirts will be presented to all who pre-register by February 10.  Shirts will be
presented at packet pick-up.  No shirts will be mailed.  Leftover shirts from no
shows will be presented first come/first served after the event to finishers who
registered after the February 10 shirt deadline.

Awards photo       

Ellerbe Marathon and Ellerbe Half Marathon commemorative medallions and
wine cups will be presented to all pre-registered finishers of both races.  Late
entrants (those registering after February 10) will receive a medal and wine cup
first come/first served at the finish line as long as they last. The newly designed
wine cup created by McNeill Pottery of Seagrove, N.C. will have the name of the
event completed and the word "Finisher" on the bottom.  Event volunteers will
present the medallion and cup to each finisher immediately after the finish line.  
Make sure and pick up yours right after the finish chute.  They will not be mailed.

Mcneill Pottery is also creating special awards recognizing the top three overall
male and female finishers in both events.  Additionally, the first place male and
female residing in Richmond County will be recognized with a special pottery

This award structure is a change from previous years.  Each finisher is now
receiving a pottery wine cup instead of limiting the pottery award to age group
winners only.  

Special bibs  
Those people who have finished 10 or more Ellerbe Marathons or Half
Marathons will wear unique
custom bibs that have their name printed on the
number.  Anyone who finishes their 10th Ellerbe in 2019 will be added to the list
and have their name printed on their number in 2020.

Aid Stations
Aid stations will be approximately 2 to 2 1/2 miles apart.  Half marathon runners
will pass an aid station 5 times on the course and marathon runners will pass an
aid station 11 times.   All aid stations will have water, an electrolyte drink, and
light food (bananas, cookies, and potato chips).

We have a large grass parking area at the intersection of Parsons Ave. and
2nd Street. It is behind Food King and very close to Race Headquarters.
Please use the parking area and do not park in any business parking lots or
along the street.  Access parking by Parsons Avenue.  Stay on Main Street aka
Business 220 turn between Dixie Burger and Food King.  Parking will be on
your right at the stop sign.      
Map is here.

Registration will open September 1, 2018.  Use the links below to register
either online or to print a mailable paper form.  Registration is limited to 300
runners and will close if that limit is reached.  Online registration will close
February 20 at 11:59pm.  Paper mail-in registration will close February 1.  
There is a cut off for my shirt order.  Please read the information above about
shirts.  If the registration limit is not reached by online and mail-in entry, on site
race day registrations will be accepted. Check this website for updates.  There
will be no refunds, no wait list, no deferrals, and no transfer of your entry to
someone else if you decide to not come.

$10 of each entry goes to the Ellerbe Rescue Squad
fees are the same for marathon or half marathon

Fees are
$60 September 1 thru December 31
$75 January 1 until closing
$75 race day at the event
Read more about registration below.

!!!   If you want to be assured a shirt, finisher's cup, and a finisher's
medallion make sure and register by February 10. I will order a few extra
of each but cannot guarantee you will get one if your registration is after
February 10.

Register online with Ultra Signup
The Ellerbe Marathon (formerly Ellerbe
Springs Marathon) first ran in 1992.  Its
origin dates to the fall of 1991 as Mark
Long and Doug Dawkins were
returning from the Greensboro
Marathon.  At that time there were but
a few marathons in North Carolina.  By
the time the pair had reached
Richmond County on Highway 220
they had mostly agreed on the idea of
working together to create a local
marathon.  At the very moment Doug
asked where to have the race they
were driving past the entrance of the
Ellerbe Springs Inn and Mark said
"How about right there?"  A meeting the
next week with Neal Cadieu and Beth
Cadieu who were the owner/operators
of the inn resulted in an agreement and
the first Ellerbe Springs Marathon ran
in April 1992 with 40 athletes finishing.  
Now, with the 2019 edition, the Ellerbe
Marathon has the distinction of being
the second oldest, continuously held,
marathon in North Carolina.  
Schedule of events

6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. packet
pick-up at the Spring House
Ellerbe Springs Inn
2537 North Hwy 220

6:30 a.m. until 7:30 a.m.
registration and packet pick-up
at the
Ellerbe Rescue Squad

7:50 a.m. pre-race briefing at
the start line

8:00 a.m. Race begins

10:00 Hot Vegetarian Soup
and cheese quesadillas
at the Ellerbe Rescue Squad

Contacts for race information
Doug Dawkins, event director
Text or call  910-206-2095

Erin Dawkins Suwattana
assistant director


Ellerbe N.C. location

Parking /Event Map


Ellerbe Springs Inn Spring House

Local weather

Mangum Track Club
Photo by Duke Smith
Photo by David Solomon