It’s called the Outer Banks Marathon but a better name might be “The Outer Banks Weekend of Running Events Culminating in the Outer Banks Marathon.”

Admittedly not very catchy but it’s a better description for the event. The is the 10th Annual Outer Banks Marathon and the race has grown from a one day competition to a weekend filled with activities of everyone, from the diaper dash on Saturday to Sunday morning’s marathon.

The  marathon is what it’s all about. The course, starting on the Woods Road in Kitty Hawk is one of the most beautiful runs anywhere. Winding through maritime forests, past the the Wright Brothers Monument and ending on the Manteo waterfront, for marathoners this is as good as it gets.

There is also a half marathon that starts in Nags Head—a nice run, it passes Jockey’s Ridge and ends in Manteo.

Saturday is a family day with some shorter runs—a 5K and 8K as well as a fun run and diaper dash. There are also clinics and a pasta dinner at Beachside Bistro.

There are always a few of our Brindley Beach employees in the races—even in the Marathon–and we’ll be there to cheer them on. We have a Brindley Beach Booth, we have water and we’re ready.

Organized by Outer Banks Sporting Events, 100 % of the proceeds from the weekend are donated to the Outer Banks Community Foundation and the Dare Education Foundation.


12PM – 7PM Race EXPO & Packet Pick-Up

Dare County Youth Center, Kill Devil Hills


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

9AM – 6PM Race EXPO & Packet Pick-up

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 – Pirate Family Festival Begins!

First Flight High School track

11:15 AM  Outer Banks Fun Run & Diaper Dash 11:45 AM

Morning registration is available at the registration tent.

First Flight High School track

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, Nags Head