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Ellerbe Marathon

Ellerbe, NC, USAFebruary 24, 2024

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The Ellerbe 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. That first race was held April 12, 1992 with 41 entrants and 39 finishers. There was no online entry. No website. All those interested had to request a paper entry form be mailed to them and return it with a check to enter. Aid stations had no food, just water and Gatorade. Runners had to finish the race to get a t-shirt. There were no medals. All “Old School.” There was a period in the 1990s when The Ellerbe Marathon and The Grandfather Mountain Marathon were the only choices in North Carolina. Source


When is the 2024 Ellerbe Marathon?

The 2024 Ellerbe Marathon will be held on Saturday February 24, 2024.

Is the Ellerbe Marathon a Boston Marathon Qualfier?

Yes, the Ellerbe Marathon is an official Boston Marathon qualifier.
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