November 5, 2015

10th Annual Outer Banks Marathon Weekend

Runners passing the Wright Brothers Monument. Photo, Outer Banks Sporting Events

Runners passing the Monument. Photo, Outer Banks Sporting

The big Outer Banks news for this coming weekend is the 10th Annual Outer Banks Marathon.

Hard to imagine that it's only been 10 years since the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau helped organize a marathon as a fundraiser for the Dare Education Foundation; what began as a one day event has blossomed into a weekend long of running and fitness.

It's still focusses on fundraising—organized by Outer Banks Sporting Events, 100 % of the net proceeds from the weekend are donated to the Outer Banks Community Foundation and the Dare Education Foundation.

There are so many great things about the event that it's hard to know where to start. It is very oriented. The Marathon is on Sunday but the Saturday happenings are all centered on family fun . There's a fun run, a diaper dash as well as shorter 8K and 5k races.

Of course Sunday is the big event—the Outer Banks Marathon, although it is not the only race of the day. In addition to the 26.2 mile run there is the Southern Fried Half Marathon and the Southern 6 which is a 10K race.

The Marathon is the centerpiece of the weekend. One of the most beautiful races around, it starts under the canopy of Woods and ends in the postcard beauty of downtown . A relatively flat course, there are a few small hills and the heartbreak of the Washington Baum Bridge just before , it has become a favorite of many runners.

Don't forget to grab a quick burst of energy at the Kitty Hawk mile marker station!

Weekend Schedule


Dare County Youth Center, Kill Devil Hills

Runner Expo Happenings!


Newton Run Coach Butch Luke

Friday at 4 PM and Saturday at 12:30 PM, room B

Butch will have tips and techniques on proper tuning form. Visit Butch at Room B at the Expo!

Tom Leddy

11:00 AM, room B  Room B at the Expo!

Tom Leddy is the author of the book Southern Fried Running. Since 2006, Tom has completed 6 marathons and 46 half marathons in 35 US States and 3 countries and also on 2 continents.


No race day registration unless otherwise noted

Dare County Youth Center – 602 Mustain Ave., Kill Devil Hills


Outer Banks 8K

TIME 7:30

First Flight High School

Buccaneer 5K –

9:30 AM

First Flight High School track

9:00 AM – Family Festival Begins!

First Flight High School track

11:15 AM  Outer Banks Fun Run,

Morning registration is available at the registration tent.

First Flight High School track

11:45 AM –  Diaper Dash

Pasta Party

5 -6 PM and 6-7 PM

Beachside Bistro at the Sea Ranch Resort

Tickets online – or at the registration table at the Expo


The TowneBank Southern Fried Half Marathon

7:00 AM

E. Baltic Street at Wrightsville Avenue, Nags Head

The TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon

7:20 AM

The Woods Road, Kitty Hawk

Southern 6


Tanger Outlet Center

7100 South Croatan Hwy, Nags Head 27959

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