• Thursday, June 13th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Start your upcoming vacation with a literal splash by taking part in this event that celebrates an active Outer Banks lifestyle. The Run Swim Run And 5k – as the name would appropriately suggest – is a combination of beach running and ocean swimming that highlights some of the best outdoor adventures on the OBX.

The event takes place on the beach next to Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, and begins with a short run out to the Atlantic waves and a 400 yard ocean swim. (Non-swimmers do have the option to skip this aspect and go right to the 5K.) After the swim, it’s an easy-going route through the Village of Nags Head to enjoy gorgeous views of the beach as well as the local landscape. All participants will receive a souvenir bib and event T-shirt, a finishing medal, and a post-race breakfast and celebration. Runners and swimmers of all skill levels and abilities are welcome to attend, and special discounts are available for kids, teens, military personnel, and also OBX Rescue representatives. Serving as a great way to burn off a little energy and enjoy a refreshing dip during the height of summer, the Run Swim Run And 5k is an event that active visitors of all ages will adore.