This Week's Highlights

Week of March 11, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Running of the Leprechauns 5K and 10K

  • Saturday, March 16th 8:00 AM
Nags Head

The Running of the Leprechauns was the original idea of Mike Kelly and hosted at Kelly's Restaurant & Tavern, every St. Paddy's Day weekend since 2008. This fun, green and grand race Started and Finished on site at Kelly's Restaurant, and this years' 5K & 10K courses are virtually the same as in the past, just altered slightly to start and finish at nearby Satterfield Soccer Complex in Nags Head. All Finishers earned medals and enjoyed Irish Stew and Guinness beer at Mike's restaurant while sharing their running triumphs with their friends.

Week of April 8, 2019 - April 14, 2019

Flying Pirate Half Marathon

  • Friday, April 12th - Sunday, April 14th
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 May 6, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Annual Nags Head Woods 5K Run

  • Saturday, May 11th 7:00 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 27, 2019 - June 2, 2019

8th Annual Shore Break 5K And Tide Pool Fun Run

  • Monday, May 27th 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 3, 2019 - June 9, 2019

National Running Day

  • Wednesday, June 5th 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 10, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Sunrise 5k & Little Crab Crawl

  • Thursday, June 13th 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.

Week of June 17, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Sunset 5k & Carolina Pig Pickin

  • Thursday, 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 July 1, 2019 - July 7, 2019

8th Annual Freedom 5k

  • Thursday, July 4th 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Kill Devil Hills

Start 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 8th 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 8, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, July 8th 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 15, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, July 15th 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 22, 2019 - July 28, 2019

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, July 22nd 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 29, 2019 - August 4, 2019

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, July 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.

Week of August 5, 2019 - August 11, 2019

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, August 5th 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 12, 2019 - August 18, 2019

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, August 12th 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 19, 2019 - August 25, 2019

Hatteras 5k Race Series

  • Monday, August 19th 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 2, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Labor Day 5k/1 Mile

  • Monday, September 2nd 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.

Week of September 9, 2019 - September 15, 2019

Outer Banks Triathlon

  • Saturday, September 14th - Sunday, September 15th
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 25, 2019 - December 1, 2019

Tipsy Turkey Beer Mile

  • Wednesday, November 27th 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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.