On April 21-23, 2017 become a flying pirate and participate in one of the awesome race weekend activities. Choose from a half marathon, a 5k, or a fun run; and if you’re extra adventurous, try the Double Dare Challenge that includes the 5k and the half marathon!
Flying Pirate Half Marathon
The half marathon is a beautiful course that gives you a glimpse of two of the Outer Banks’ largest nature reserves, as well as views of Kitty Hawk Bay and the Albemarle Sound. Starting at 5300 The Woods Road, the beginning of the course runs parallel to Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve providing a wooded atmosphere. You’ll then traverse Moore Shore Rd onto Bay Drive for some gorgeous soundfront views. After a few miles on Bay Drive you will make your way toward the Wright Brothers Memorial and circle the monument before making running through the neighborhood that leads to Nags Head Woods. Once in Nags Head Woods Reserve, you’ll be running on gravel until you reach the sandy cut-through towards the final stretch and the finish line at the YMCA in Nags Head.
Once you’ve made it through the 13.1 mile course, the Pirate Jamboree party will be waiting for you. Awards will be given, beer will be consumed, and free food will be available for runners! Return shuttles will be available to take runners back to their vehicles at Walmart near the start of the race. Click here for more info on shuttles and parking.
First Flight 5K
This is a walker-friendly out-and-back course that will have 4 corrals at the starting lineup. You’ll start at the Wright Brothers Memorial, run around the monument and out onto Colington Rd to First Street where you will turn around and head back to the monument, this time cutting through the First Flight Airport path to reach the finish line.
Double Dare Challenge
Run the 5k on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday! To participate in the Double Dare Challenge you need to sign up for it specifically – if you sign up for the half marathon and the 5k separately you will not be entered into the Double Dare Challenge. With the Double Dare Challenge sign up you’ll get two event shirts and three medals! There will be overall top male and female competitors awards as well.
Pirate Fun Run
A great run for kids 12 and under with a distance of approximately one mile. Pre-registered participants will receive a bib and be awarded with a finisher medal. The run starts at 8:30am, right after the First Flight 5k. Any children under 5 need to be accompanied by a registered adult runner.
The Outer Banks is full of family friendly activities for all ages. If you are ready to purchase your very own vacation home, permanent residence or investment property, let Eillu show you real estate so you can enjoy all the fabulous activities and create memories to last a lifetime.