Hello athletes!

A quick note to let you all know we are working hard on making our upcoming spring events a live, in -person reality.  We are diligent in keeping all involved safe and for that reason we have upcoming meetings with our local municipalities for agreed execution within state & local limitations and guidelines.

Currently all 2021 races are open for registration.  Each has a live version as well as a virtual option.  In the event of local restriction preventing execution our live events, those will become virtual events with the option to defer to the following year by a certain date.

We will keep you updated here and via social media as well as emails to registered participants.


Happy, safe running !!





Thanks for all who joined RUN TO THE LIGHTS 2021

Outer Banks Sporting Events-Elizabethan Gardens-Crumbl Cookies all plan to make this an annual event!


Thanks to all who ran with us virtually in 2020! We have been missing our in-person runners!

If you need our help email info@obxse.org or call (252) 255-6273

​Please Note: As a community 501(c)3, it is not feasible to offer refunds. In race planning, certain fixed costs made months and often up to a year ahead of the race are unrecoverable. We understand and sympathize with how the pandemic has affected our athletes and your investments in events. 

The financial impact of the pandemic crisis has also been felt deeply at OBSE.

Let's stay safe and run on, so that in the near future we can again gather, celebrate our endurance and continue our mission!


We want to express deep gratitude to TowneBank, Surf Pediatrics, Dominion Energy and The Outer Banks Visitor's Bureau and countless members of our Outer Banks Community for their years of support, including this tough one!  We can't wait to partner again!