With a winning time of 2:22, Blair Teal from Charlotte, North Carolina took home the top place finish in the 2016 Outer Bank Marathon. Svetlana Pretot from Morristown, New Jersey was the top woman finsiher at 2:53
The weather at the 7:20 start time was in the upper 40s and the temperatures never got above the low 60s for the entire race. The wind was very light from the south and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. That translated into some of the best times we’ve seen over the past 11 Outer Banks Marathons that have been held—not record times, but very close.
The Marathon is the headline act, but it’s not the only race held over the weekend. Starting at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the Southern Fried Half Marathon is actually the most popular race over the weekend with over 2400 participants this year…most of whom finished.
There is also a Southern 6 Run—slightly over 6 miles, and an 8K and 5K as well as a Family Fun Run.
Marathon Weekend, always held over Veteran’s Day Weekend, has become an important part of the Outer Banks fall scene. Participation in the Marathon was down slightly this but the Half Marathon was significantly up.