• Thursday, June 14th 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

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.

In addition to the 5K and the “crab craw,” which is a 100 yard run designed just for kids, the event will feature breakfast refreshments, specially designed race T-shirts,  and finisher medals for participants. The cost to enter is $38, with special discounts for active or veteran military personnel, and children who are 12 years old and under. Runners and joggers can sign up online in advance, and can pick up their packets the day before the race at the Outer Banks TRI Sports Store in Kill Devil Hills. Fun for everyone in the family who loves to get active on vacation, this barefoot-friendly race is a great way for OBX newcomers and locals alike to enjoy one of the best natural shows along the coastline – a stunning oceanfront sunrise.