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2024 OBX Flying Pirate Half Marathon

April 19 - April 21

Come Rrrrun the 2024 OBX Flying Pirate Half Marathon! (Registration Required. See event website for details.) The cost for the OBX Flying Pirate Marathon is $80, $60 for the 5K, $115 for the Double Dare Challenge, and the Fun Run is $20.

The Outer Banks Flying Pirate Half Marathon is 13.1 miles of scenic beauty through the beautiful landscapes of Coastal North Carolina.

Please Note: No race day packet pick-up

Strollers and pets are not allowed at this event

Course Description:

The Outer Banks is at Sea Level, and this course is mainly flat.  The course starts at the First Flight Middle school and ends at the Wright Brothers Memorial. Within the Nags Head Woods Nature Preserve elevation change includes some rolling terrain and 2 major hills.  Outer Banks runners make this preserve’s trail and roads a frequent location got their training.

Begin your journey at the Kill Devil Hills First Flight Middle school behind Run Hill.  Here you will head toward the Nature Conservancy, once again this portion of the course is challenging.  This lush maritime forest will amaze you with its understated beauty, and you’ll will experience the excitement of trail running along a mulched, dirt road within this unique ecosystem.

As you continue to run you will go by the Wright Brothers Memorial and see where Flight began.  Once pass the Memorial you will head towards Bay dr. and run along the Shore line of the Sound for about 9 miles.Here you will greeted by the real Outer Banks.  Here you will see the locals who will be out cheering you on!

You will then soar back to the Wright Brothers National Memorial and finish were flight began!

Costume Contest

Participate in your best pirate-themed costume and win! Judges will be Mile Marker Sponsors and Bike Marshals who will be on the lookout for the best dressed in a pirate theme costume.

Course Maps

Parking & Runner Drop Off will be at First Flight Schools Complex (Elementary, Middle & High)




April 19
April 21


First Flight High School
100 Veterans Drive
Kill Devil Hills, 27948 United States
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