"The most welcoming Half-Marathon in Eastern North Carolina!" The 4th annual Mother Earth Brewing Ironclad Half Marathon & 5k, brought to you via Ironclad Races Inc. and title sponsor Mother Earth Brewing. Ironclad Races,Inc. is a Kinston based non-profit corporation with a mission to produce sporting events in Kinston and donate all proceeds to local non-profit organizations and charities benefiting our community. Ironclad Races in partnership with the Mother Earth Brewing Ironclad Half Marathon event board, local businesses and volunteers aim to bring runners to our community and highlight the historic and cultural beauty of Kinston. While you’re here spend time in the local shops, restaurants or pubs while you enjoy a weekend in our historic southern town. We’re certain you’ll agree, the Mother Earth Brewing Ironclad Half-Marathon is the most welcoming half marathon in Eastern North Carolina.