• Thursday, July 4th 8:30 AM

Put your running, jogging and even hiking abilities to the ultimate test via this race that may be short, but which features one of the highest climbs that the Outer Banks has to offer. The Killer Dunes 2-Miler & Fun Run features one of the most unique courses on the coastline, and includes a unique challenge of climbing the dunes that are located within the Jockey’s Ridge State Park.

Jockey’s Ridge State Park is famed all around the country for having the tallest natural sand dunes on the East Coast. During his wholly unique event, participants will be challenged with a two mile run atop the dune system, with plenty of climbs and descents along the way. Folks are also welcome to walk or jog the course, but should keep in mind that the unique and high peaks of the sand dunes present a challenge, regardless of speed. A quarter-mile Fun Run is also held during the event, and proceeds go to benefit the Friends of Jockey’s Ridge, which is a local non-profit that works towards preserving and enhancing the state park. Serving as a race unlike any other, the Killer Dunes 2-Miler & Fun Run is a great challenge for active visitors and locals alike.