Flying Pirate Half Marathon

Saturday, April 18th - Sunday, April 19th

Rev up for the annual Outer Banks Marathon in November, and get a taste of the undeniably scenic Outer Banks running scene, by signing up for the annual Outer Banks Flying Pirate Half Marathon. This springtime weekend event, held in 2015 on April 18th - April 19th takes advantage of the Outer Banks; moderate off-season temperatures, and encompasses a course that veers past ancient maritime forests and miles of open sound views. The 13.1 mile course borders the Albemarle Sound for the majority of the trek, in fact, taking moderately brief but beautiful detours through Nags Head Woods, and cruising past the Wright Brothers National Memorial.

The end result is a gorgeous route that will inspire runners to tackle the full 26+ mile marathon in the fall, while discovering everything the central Outer Banks has to offer. A number of other running events are also held throughout the weekend, which are appropriate for walkers and runners of all ages and abilities, which makes the Flying Pirate Half Marathon a fun venue that everyone on the family can easily get on board with. Best of all, local businesses and visitors will be cheering runners on, providing water along the way, and congratulating finishers at the course's end in the town of Manteo. For more information and to register for the race, interested visitors can check out the Flying Pirate Marathon's website at Registration is currently open, and potential participants are urged to sign up as soon as possible to reserve a spot. An engaging active event that brings together local and visiting runners from all across the country, the Flying Pirate Half Marathon is the perfect way to warm up to a long and scenic season of fantastic North Carolina races.