ALL EVENTS OF THE 2020 TOWNEBANK OUTER BANKS MARATHON WEEKEND ARE NOW VIRTUAL

Marathon Weekend Update

10/11/2020

To all of our TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon Weekend Friends: 

Today we learned that we do not have the permits necessary to execute our simplified Living Swell 5K & Towne Bank Southern Fried Half planned event. The other weekend distances of the TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon Weekend had already been made virtual. The 5K and the Half Marathon distances, along with the 2- day Challenge, will now default to virtual races as well.

We are extremely sad and perhaps a bit deflated after exhausting all efforts to make all parties involved feel secure in permitting us to go live. So many of you have become our friends and part of our running family. We wanted nothing more than to bring you a safe and enjoyable event.  However, all involved supportive parties must feel secure in this decision.

The State of North Carolina and Dare County continue to work through the challenged presented by COVID-19. The health and safety of our participants and volunteers always comes first.  

This is a an important time to keep each other motivated and positive for the recovery of all endurance events as well as those affected by the pandemic. We thank you for your support of Outer Banks Sporting Events, The Dare Education Foundation and The Outer Banks Relief Foundation.

Registrants — Your options are as follows:

1. Take no action. You will automatically be placed in the Virtual version of the race you registered for.  

If that sounds good-you are all set! We have seen how fun this can be with our recent events!

YOU WILL HAVE THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER TO COMPLETE YOUR DISTANCE. CHALLENGES SHOULD BE 2 CONSECUTIVE DAYS.

No registration action required. Run your race- Submit your results if desired-Get swag!

2. Defer to the 2021 Outer Banks Marathon Weekend OR the 2021 Flying Pirate Weekend. (DEADLINE to do so is 10/23/20.  After that you will be considered a Virtual participant.)

3. Donate your entry fee ( you will receive a tax receipt).

  


TO DEFER YOUR REGISTRATION TO 2021 

Visit myevents.active.com or open your original registration confirmation.

Log in-to make your changes by choosing  transfer to another event and then select your category.


TO DONATE YOUR ENTRY FEE:

Visit myevents.active.com or open your original registration confirmation.

Log in-to make your donation by choosing transfer to another category and then select donate my fees .


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!

TEAM OBSE

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 of this event and can't wait to partner again!


                                                                     

Congratulations to all of you again who virtually TRI'd with us in September. Thanks for all of the pictures and connections! Look out for your swag if it's not there yet!