2014 Outer Banks Running Events

January 27, 2014

Now that the new year is underway, it’s time to start planning your yearly running race schedule. With all the beautiful views the Outer Banks has to offer, it makes running seem easier here. From 1/4 mile Little Elf jog to the Outer Banks Marathon and Outer Banks Triathlon, there is fun and challenges for all ages and skill levels. To the amazing supporters, don’t forget to cheer your runner on with the best equipment around, a Southern Shores Realty cowbell.

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OBRC Groundhog 8k

February 2, 2014

Race proceeds benefit the Outer Banks SPCA. Starts Sunday February 2nd at 8AM at the George Washington Creef Boathouse in Manteo. First place awards will be given. There will be on course hydration and medical services.

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2014 Graveyard 100

March 8, 2014

Run along the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” coast where many ships have met their doom. 102.7 mile course point-to-point traveling the entire length of our paved highway, seeing 3 NC lighthouses. Cut off time is 30 hours. There is a 100k race also.

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Kelly’s Running of the Leprechauns 10k

March 15, 2014

On Saturday, run with a mission. A mission to find the pot of gold on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend. This is a 5 mile/8k point to point course. You will pick up some heat on the road, and rough it through some trails but in the end it will all be worth it.

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Outer Banks Duathalon

April 19, 2014

The first 5k run takes you through South Nags Head, setting you up for a challenging 20 mile bike ride through Pea Island Wildlife Refuge, with the last 5k run on the newly restore beaches by Jennette’s Pier. Beach cruiser division available.

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OBX Go Far Bunny Hop 5k & Jelly Bean Fun Run

April 19, 2014

Why paint eggs when you can paint your whole body, while running, AND supporting a great cause. 5k and Fun Run 1 mile will have color from the starting line till you finish. Egg hunt and post race pancake breakfast.

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Outer Banks Ultramarathon

May 3, 2014

The Ultramarathon is the first Outer Banks 50k Distance Marathon. It takes you from Currituck Beach Lighthouse to end on the beach by the Wright Brothers Memorial. If you are up for the challene, the Ultramarathon will take it!

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Flying Pirate Half Marathon & First Flight 5k 

May 3 & 4, 2014

Takes you along Bay Drive with views of the sound, past the Wright Memorial, and through Nags Head Woods. Free shuttle service, runner beer & food, medal, event shirt, & finishers swag.

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Yuengling Nags Head Woods 5k

May 10, 2014

A fun and adventurous event to do with your mom the Saturday before Mother’s Day. All ages welcome to run through one of the most beautiful remaining maritime forest. Race starts 8:30 AM. Fastest Mom on the Beach, Fast Elementary students.

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Storm the Beach

June 15, 2014

Runners will go through a storm of obstacles on a 3mile or 5mile course of their choice. 7:40AM and 8AM start times. Make sure to stick around for the beach after-party till 11am, free for participants.

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Outer Banks Sunrise 5k & Little Crab Crawl

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Race starts and finishes at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. Family fun event starting at 7:30AM. Run the wide open beaches of Nags Head with shoes, or barefoot – up to you! Crab Crawl at 8:30AM.

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OBX Tri Fest

June 21 & 22, 2014

Event full of triathlons. Fun for all ages and everyone in the family. OBX Splash and Dash, OBX Retro Tri, 1st Flight Sprint Tri and challenges to complete both.

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Sunset 5k & Carolina Pig Pickin’

June 26, 2014

Race Start/Finish at Jennette’s Pier. Beach run/walk on the wide beaches of Nags Head. Race start time: 6:30pm. Enjoy post delicious food, a view from the end of the pier, and awards

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OBX Sandbar 5k

Sunday, August 3, 2014

13th Annual Sandbar 5k. Start and finish line at the Kitty Hawk Bath house, on the beach, in front of Black Pelican. Early AM run on the beautiful beaches to Eckner St and back.

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Outer Banks Triathalon

September 13-14, 2014

SWIM. BIKE. RUN. You will start and finish next to Dare County Regional Airport. Sprint, Olympic, Half races available. Proceeds shared with Care Education Foundation & OB Relief Foundation.

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Outer Banks Marathon & Southern Fried Half Marathon 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Marathon is USA NC T&F State Championship and a Boston Qualifier. Start time 7:20 in Kitty Hawk. Half marathon start time 7AM in Nags Head, halfway through the Marathon.

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Southern 6 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The last 6 miles of the marathon/half marathon. Finish together with  friends and family already on the course. Over the bridge to Manteo where a medal, beer & BBQ await you. 9AM start

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10k, 5k, Fun Run & Diaper Dash

Saturday, November 8, 2014

10k and 5k are both an out-and-back course in Kill Devil Hills. Also a Fun Run, Walk the Plank, Pirate Toss, face painting, and a rock climbing wall. Fun for participants and supporters!

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2nd Annual Festivus Road Race 5k/10k, Little Elf 1/4 mile & Jingle Jog 1mile

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Start a different kind of holiday tradition on the Outer Banks and run Oceanside with family and friends through Southern Shores. Start time 7:45AM in the MarketPlace Shopping Center.

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