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Rrrrun with us at the 2025 Flying Pirate Half Marathon!

April 11-13, 2025

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

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Please Note: No race day packet pick-up

Please Note: Strollers and pets not allowed

We're looking for volunteers! Email debbie@obxse.org or call (252) 599-6997

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

First Flight Schools Complex
(Elementary, Middle & High)

100 Veterans Dr
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Many thanks to our sponsors

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We're always in need of more sponsors. Become one! Email Debbie at debbie@obxse.org or call (252) 599-6997.