Runners during Lighthouse 5K.

The road signs are up telling drivers the Kitty Hawk Road and the Woods Road in Kitty Hawk will be closed for the Flying Pirate Half Marathon; they’re advising drivers of the same thin on the north side of the Wright Memorial by First Flight High School; the starting line is ready in Kitty Hawk and Sunday should be a great day for a long-distance race.

We should see some really fast times—temperatures are forecast to be right around 50 degrees at starting time bright sunshine and a 12-15 mph following wind. It might be a bit chilly to watch, but the runners have great conditions.

The Flying Pirate is just one of a number of races that are sponsored on the Outer Banks. The big one is, of course, the Outer Banks Marathon with Marathon Weekend November 11-13 this year.

But there are also innumerable other races—iron man races, triathlons and that doesn’t even include all the 5K races.

There’s a 5K race every week during the summer. Here at Brindley Beach Vacations we sponsor the Lighthouse 5K every Wednesday beginning July 13 and running through August.

It just confirms what we already knew—the Outer Banks is an ideal place for runners with beautiful scenery and near-perfect conditions. So pack your running shoes and jogging shorts when you visit this summer and explore a little bit on foot.