TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon & Southern Fried Half Marathon
Outer Banks 8K | Buccaneer 5K | Southern 6 | Family Fun Run

The Southern Fried Half Marathon is a USATF certified course.

This great race is scheduled every Veterans Day Weekend.
SAVE THE DATE:  November 10, 11 & 12th, 2017

2017 is the 12th year of the Outer Banks Marathon weekend. Come Race Outer Banks Style!

This awesome weekend includes:
  RUNNING SWAG! (Stuff We All Get!)
  FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE (26.2 & 13.1)
  EVENT SHIRT -Gender specific
  RUNNER EXPO – Open to the public
  4 CHALLENGES - earn extra bling!
   5K & Full | 5K & Half | 8K & Full | 8K & Half

SUPER SATURDAY includes the Outer Banks 8K, the Buccaneer 5K, the Family Fun Run and the Diaper Dash! Open and free to the public. Enjoy face painting, rock wall climbing, bounce house, a kid sized obstacle course, corn hole and more!

SOUTHERN 6! – What is it? Southern 6 is an adult fun run, meaning that it is not timed. This course is half of the Southern Fried Half Marathon and Southern 6 runners run to the party at the Finish in Manteo. Shirts and Medals, free runner food and beer (+21) too are included!
A great way to celebrate with your “serious” runners.

Amazingly Awesome volunteers and community course support!

Outer Banks Sporting Events is a 501c3 nonprofit. 100% of net proceeds benefit the good works of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation and the Dare Education Foundation. Thank you for helping us help others,

"The OBX is a beauty of a place and a beauty of a race. I discover new things every Year. And I've made some good friends from the Outer Banks. It is a lot of fun to catch up on the news each year when I visit. It's especially nice to be remembered and welcomed back each year." ~ D Vernes

"...after enjoying the hospitality of so many OBXers last week before, during and after my race, I'm not surprised. Y'all have done an outstanding job of promoting this race and executing every detail. This entire experience merits a High Five Fun Factor! Thank you, hope to see you next year!" ~ E. Anderson

Fishing in the Outer Banks

Fishing in the Outer Banks

Long before the summer vacationing families discovered the Outer Banks as a hot tourist destination, fishermen from across the country flocked to coastal North Carolina. With no roads to navigate, and no vacation homes to stay in, anglers would brave the makeshift sandy paths that ran along thebeaches, and would set up makeshift campsites whenever there was protection from the wind and waves. They went through great efforts to visit the Outer Banks for one reason: Exceptional fishing.