The fall running season is almost here, with plenty of time left to train for a race. Outer Banks Sporting Events puts on a spectacular event every November with races and activities for individuals of all ages and running levels. In addition to the 5k, 8k, 6 miler, half marathon and marathon races there is a Fun Run for kids and a Diaper Dash for the crawlers and toddlers in your group.
The 8k, 5k, Fun Run and Diaper Dash races will be held on Saturday, November 11th at the First Flight High School Track. Both the 8k and 5k courses are out-and-back starting at the track and running into Nags Head Woods before turning around and heading back to the track. The Fun Run and Diaper Dash will both be on the track. Saturday events will also include a bounce house, kids obstacle course, pirate toss, face painting and rock climbing wall so bring the whole family!
The main event is the marathon, half-marathon and Southern 6 on Sunday, November 12th. Both the marathon and half-marathon races start at 7am (from different starting locations), and the post-race finishers party for all three races will be at the finish line in downtown Manteo and lasts until 2:30pm. There will be a beverage and beer garden, and live music from Jonny Waters & Company. The half marathon awards ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10:30am and the marathon awards ceremony will start at 12:15pm.
The marathon course starts on The Woods Road in Kitty Hawk and heads south to Nags Head, over the Washington Baum Bridge and into downtown Manteo for the total 26.2 miles. The half marathon joins the course in Nags Head, starting behind the YMCA and follows the course over the bridge and into Manteo. The Southern 6 (6 mile race option) allows you to start at the Tanger Outlet Center in Nags Head. The Southern 6 is considered a “fun run” as it is not a timed race, but it allows you to join in the finisher celebration with the other runners in downtown Manteo.
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