This Week

Hoppin' 8k, 5k & Fun Run

  • Saturday, April 11th 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Manteo

Active visitors and residents of all ages will have a hopping good time at this racing event that features plenty of Easter fun and activity along the way. Celebrating its 7th year in 2020, the Hoppin' 8k, 5k & Fun Run is a great way to celebrate the springtime season on the Outer Banks, with a beautiful exploration of Manteo and Roanoke Island, as well as plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday once the race is complete.

Week of April 13, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Flying Pirate Half Marathon

  • Saturday, April 18th - Monday, April 20th
Kitty Hawk

From runner costumes, to Expo decorations and all the way to the post-race party! Pirates Rule at the well-organized, fun race!

Week of April 20, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Flying Pirate Half Marathon

  • Saturday, April 18th - Monday, April 20th
Kitty Hawk

From runner costumes, to Expo decorations and all the way to the post-race party! Pirates Rule at the well-organized, fun race!

Ocracoke Island Jolly Roger 5K, Queen Anne's Revenge 10K & Blackbeard's Half Marathon

  • Saturday, April 25th
Ocracoke

Put on your best eyepatch and get ready for a fun and engaging race that traces the steps of some of piracy’s most notable characters. The Ocracoke Island Jolly Roger 5K, Queen Anne's Revenge 10K & Blackbeard's Half Marathon is an annual running event on Ocracoke Island that attracts fitness fans of all ages and abilities, and which takes the village by storm via a fun and engaging course that’s close to the shoreline.

Week of May 4, 2020 - May 10, 2020

Annual Nags Head Woods 5K Run

  • Saturday, May 9th 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Kill Devil Hills

Come and enjoy a scenic run through some of the prettiest terrain that the central Outer Banks has to offer with this race that has been going strong for more than 35 years. The Annual Nags Head Woods 5K Run is a great running event that falls on Mother’s Day Weekend, and which features plenty of reasons to put on your sneakers and hit the road, and the sandy, wooded trails.

Week of May 18, 2020 - May 24, 2020

ESA Mid-Atlantic Regional Surfing Championship

  • Saturday, May 23rd 6:30 PM
Nags Head

Enjoy an active outing that starts with a scenic venture through the heart of Nags Head and ends with live music, drinks, food, and a fun party atmosphere at this unique 5K that celebrates both music and active adventures on the Outer Banks. The Band In The Sand 5K is a fun out-and-back run or walk that ends with a celebration that will keep visitors and residents alike smiling and a blast well after the sun goes down.

H2OBX Dash & Splash

  • Sunday, May 24th 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Powells Point

Kickoff the Memorial day weekend with an exciting adventure race for all ages. H2OBX, the Outer Banks newest family fun attraction is proud to bring you the H2.OBX Dash & Splash. This 2 mile race brings you across the park grounds, around its attractions, through the 1/4 Mile Lazy River (that's right "through" the Lazy River) for a quick finish around the park again.
This is a fast and fun family friendly race for everyone.

Week of May 25, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Annual Shore Break 5K And Tide Pool Fun Run

  • Monday, May 25th 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Avon

Get your Memorial Day Vacation off to an active and sunny start by participating in the 8th annual Shore Break 5K, which is being held in the heart of Hatteras Island. During this event, runners, walkers, and anyone who wants to enjoy the local Avon sun will embark on a trek through picturesque Kinnakeet Shores on an informal course that includes paved roads, boardwalks, beach walkways, and a few fun but challenging steps over the dunes. The race finishes with an unbeatable view of the Atlantic as participants wind towards the beach, and the inevitable finish line.

Week of June 1, 2020 - June 7, 2020

National Running Day

  • Wednesday, June 3rd 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Southern Shores

National Running Day is a special event which is held on the first Wednesday in June, and which brings together runners from all around the country to celebrate and declare their inherent love of running. The day is a perfect vehicle for lifelong runners to reaffirm their dedication to the sport, and it’s also a way for newcomers and beginners to kick start a passion for running of their own.

Week of June 8, 2020 - June 14, 2020

Sunrise 5k & Little Crab Crawl

  • Thursday, June 11th 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Nags Head

Start your Outer Banks vacation with a burst of energy and a little sunshine on the sand with this family-friendly racing event that highlights the best views on the beach. The Sunrise 5k & Little Crab Crawl takes place along the oceanfront shores of Nags Head, and is a great way for walkers, joggers and runners to enjoy a little friendly competition and comradery with fellow active visitors and locals while taking in a scenic OBX sunrise over the Atlantic.

Run Swim Run And 5k

  • Thursday, June 11th 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Nags Head

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.

Week of June 15, 2020 - June 21, 2020

Sunset 5k & Carolina Pig Pickin

  • Saturday, June 20th 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Nags Head

Take advantage of an opportunity to enjoy two of the things coastal North Carolina is known for - fantastic beaches and barbecue – with this racing event that combines a wealth of OBX activities in a single and fun-filled evening. The Sunset 5k & Carolina Pig Pickin is held at the stunning Jennette’s Pier in the heart of Nags Head, and is a fun and lightly competitive race that cruises by the beaches and soundside regions where the sunset is at its natural best. Walkers, joggers, and runners are all welcome to attend, and to enjoy the scene while engaging on a fast-paced tour of the central Outer Banks.

Week of June 29, 2020 - July 5, 2020

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, June 29th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

Annual Freedom 5k

  • Sunday, July 5th 8:00 AM
Kill Devil Hills

Continue your Independence Day celebration with a refreshing run along one of the most naturally scenic routes on the beach with this event that has attracted scores of active locals and vacationers alike. The 9th Annual Freedom 5k Presented by Sun Realty is a popular racing event that takes place in the heart of the Outer Banks, and which encompasses a beautiful course that launches from the Kill Devil Hills Town Hall. A post-race celebration immediately follows the event, and includes a nice supply of 4th of July appropriate eats – including watermelon, apple pastries, and light refreshments. A one-mile Fun Run also takes place, which is perfect for kids and adults alike who just want a little exercise and a prime opportunity to admire the local views.

Week of July 6, 2020 - July 12, 2020

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, July 6th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

Week of July 13, 2020 - July 19, 2020

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, July 13th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

Week of July 20, 2020 - July 26, 2020

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, July 20th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

Week of July 27, 2020 - August 2, 2020

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, July 27th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

Week of August 3, 2020 - August 9, 2020

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, August 3rd 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

Week of August 10, 2020 - August 16, 2020

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, August 10th 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Avon

Get a Hatteras Island morning started off right with a cool run, jog, or even walk through the heart of the southern Outer Banks via this engaging race that will attract runners and joggers everywhere. The Hatteras 5k Race Series features a gorgeous track through the centrally located Kinnakeet Shores, as well as plenty of incentives to strap on the running shoes and join in the fun.

Week of September 7, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Labor Day 5k/1 Mile

  • Monday, September 7th 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Kill Devil Hills

Add a little active exploration to your vacation by participating in this annual event that marks the end of the summer running season on the Outer Banks. The Labor Day 5k/1 Mile is a fun and engaging run that veers through the heart of Kill Devil Hills, and which presents plenty of stunning scenery along the way, and ample reasons to come out and discover this coastal community.

Outer Banks Triathlon

  • Saturday, September 12th - Sunday, September 13th
Manteo

Triathletes train for months to achieve their dream. Come to the Outer Banks Triathlon and experience the enthusiam, inspiration and skill! The Sprint Triathlon distance is perfect for those beginner triathletes. Move up to the Olympic Triathlon distance or choose the Half Triathlon distance and see if you have what it takes!

Week of November 2, 2020 - November 8, 2020

Flying Falcon Road Race

  • Thursday, November 5th 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Southern Shores

Get a head start to your fall fun with this lightly competitive road race that is open to active visitors of all ages. Hosted by the Kitty Hawk Elementary School, the Flying Falcon Road Race is a great way for residents and vacationers to get into the local spirit while cruising through some of the more scenic sections of the central Outer Banks.

Week of November 23, 2020 - November 29, 2020

Tipsy Turkey Beer Mile

  • Wednesday, November 25th
Kill Devil Hills

Get your Thanksgiving off to a fun and active start with this event that combines a little fitness with a world of exceptional brews. The Tipsy Turkey Beer Mile is a great Wednesday precursor to the Thanksgiving Day feast, and it entails a drink-and-run course that beer lovers and runners alike will enjoy to the fullest.

Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot

  • Thursday, November 26th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Duck

Start a Thanksgiving holiday by participating in one of the Northern Outer Banks’ favorite traditions – the Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot. This event which is now in its 25th year in 2020 attracts visitors and locals alike who want to run, walk or “trot” before diving into their afternoon Thanksgiving feast.

Surfin' Turkey 5k and Puppy Drum Run

  • Thursday, November 26th 8:00 AM
Hatteras

Get your Turkey Day celebration off to a fun and fast-paced start with this annual event that is quickly becoming a highlight of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Surfin' Turkey 5k and Puppy Drum Run is presented by the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund (HIYEF), and is a great opportunity to support a favorite local cause while enjoying miles of fun in the heart of Hatteras village.