Upcoming Outer Banks Marathon 2017

This weekend, locals and travelers from all over will partake in the TowneBank Full Marathon, Southern Fried Half Marathon Run and several shorter races on the Outer Banks.

To ring in the winter season, flex your endurance and bring the family along for a series of athletic challenges with food, beverages and live music for viewers.

What should you know about this year’s family-friendly races through the Outer Banks? Below is a guide to what is happening this weekend.

Upcoming Outer Banks Marathon 2017 || OBX Cola Vaughan Realty

The TowneBank 26-Mile Marathon

The weekend surrounds a single big event: the TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon – a challenging 26-mile full marathon along the North Carolina coast.
The course is mostly flat, and many points will run right up along the beach. The race will end in Manteo, with a huge crowd championing runners to the finish line.

Prizes are awarded for first, second, and third, including medals. Custom medals are awarded to all who finish the marathon. Food, live music and side events are available for the audience as this event leads directly into the holiday season.

The Half Marathon and Shorter Races

If a 26-mile marathon sounds too grueling, sign up for one of the other challenges. There are multiple other races to participate in, from fun runs up to a half marathon.

The Southern Fried Half Marathon is a 13-mile race. The 5K is just over 3 miles, while the 8K is a bit more ambitious at about 5 miles.
The Southern 6 is approximately 6 miles in length for those who want to enjoy a portion of the marathon. An up to four-person relay race is also open for families or groups who want to see what they are made of.

For those who like to push themselves to the limit, combine a 5K or 8K race with the full marathon or half marathon for the chance to place at the top of 2 races. All of these events are open to the public with a registration prior to each respective run.

Event Schedule

A full weekend schedule is planned starting Friday, November 10th from 12 PM – 7 PM with a Race EXPO and Packet Pick-Up at Dare County Youth Center, 602 Mustian Ave., Kill Devil Hills, NC.

The 5K, 8K, and Fun Run will be held on Saturday, November 11th with the 8K race starting at 7:30 am. Further details on the other events of the day can be found online.

The full and half marathons officially begin Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 5200 The Woods Road, Kitty Hawk 27949 at 7:00 am.

The Southern 6 will be held at the Tanger Outlet Center’s southernmost entrance at 7100 South Croatan Hwy, Nags Head starting at 8:45 am.

Join in the leading event – the full marathon if you’re up to it. Or take on the half marathon, or register for any of the other shorter races that will be held throughout the weekend.

Registration and Prices

This event is a tour-de-force for visitors and locals. Visit the official website for all registration details. It is not too late to register. Have identification ready for the day of the event.

The price for the full marathon run is $115 a person and $105 for the half marathon. 2, 3 or 4-person relay teams can be organized for the event.

The 5K is $40, the 8K is $50, the Southern 6 is $45, and the Adult Fun Run is $20 and the Youth Fun Run is $15. Note that start locations vary depending on the race that you want to participate in.

The physical challenges are all supported by a number of perks. All entrants will receive a shirt for the event. There will be beer available for visitors, as well as gifts and snacks at the starting and ending points of the marathon.

Many local businesses will be open for viewers who want to shop around in the middle of the race. Shuttles will be available for all.

Get ready to run or support the runners as they get some great exercise and compete for the best time. It’s one of the more rewarding things to do in the Outer Banks, and is an event that will offer a variety of challenges for all ages!

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