• Saturday, December 9th 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Take a break from a holiday season that’s stuffed with food and drink and enjoy a Festivus for the rest of us at the 5th Annual Festivus Road Race - A Spirited Christmas Holiday Run. Held in the central Outer Banks and launching from milepost 1 in the town of Southern Shores, this early December race is a great way to get active and to enjoy a little holiday cheer while discovering some of the coolest running routes on the OBX.

The 5th Annual Festivus Road Race - A Spirited Christmas Holiday Run has multiple options for walkers, runners, and joggers, which includes a 10k Loop, an Out & Back 5k, a Little Elf ¼ Mile course, or a Jingle Jog 1 Mile race. Unique trophies are given to the top three male and female finishers, and race registration also includes chip timing, an event T-shirt, and limited edition finisher medals for all participants. Attendees are encouraged to don their best holiday attire, and the event will also feature photo opportunities with Santa, a post-race breakfast, and a gift bag to add an extra dose of holiday spirit. With lots of fun for participants of all ages, this race is a great way to get a jump start on an active holiday season.