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Registration

No, unfortunately the last chance to register is one day before the event. Registration closes one hour before the Race Expo closes. You must pick up your packet before the day of your event. There is no packet pick up on race day.
Online registration can be found on our website here.
The race you choose to participate in will determine the specific finisher medal you will receive. All finishers will receive a race t-shirt, a medal, and a few other finisher items/swag.

If you won’t make it on race day, you can choose from the following options:

  • Defer your registration
  • Transfer your bib to someone else
  • Switch your registered event
No, Outer Banks Sporting Events does not issue refunds under any circumstances. No exceptions. Not even in the event of a race cancellation. In that scenario, OBSE may choose to reschedule or defer participants (at a cost), but those who were already deferred will not have this option.
No, but you can officially transfer your bib to another person. Click here for our bib transfer policy.

Expo & Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up for the 2023 Flying Pirate Half Marathon will be at the Ramada Inn in Kill Devil Hills. The address is:

1701 S Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

The expo & packet pick-up will take place on Friday, April 21 from 1-7 p.m. and Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Please note: There will be no packet pick-up on race day.
If you are unable to pick up your own race packet, you may authorize another person to pick up your packet/bib number. The authorized individual MUST have their own photo ID, a signed and printed authorization form, and a copy of the participant’s photo ID. The signed authorization form MUST be printed, we will NOT accept any authorization via phone, text message, or any other electronic device. The copy of the photo ID may be via text, email, or photocopy. If the authorized individual is missing any of these items, we will not release the packet/bib number, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Race Information

Yes, there will be plenty of space to view the finish line. We suggest arriving to the finish line early to ensure a good spot. We also invite you to stay after the race and enjoy our post-race party.
Yes, especially for our 21+ partygoers who may want to enjoy beer with their barbecue.
Yes. We award the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female runners in each race category.
After the races are all run, we will post the results here on our website. For immediate race results, you can check www.itsyourrace.com.
Yes, there will be port-a-potties approximately every two miles along the course adjacent to the water stations.
Yes, there will be hydration stations approximately every two miles along the course that include Gu energy gels, Gatorade, Pickle Juice and water.
The Fun Run is open to all ages. 5k and 8K must be 6 years and older. All other race events are 16+.
No baby joggers, strollers or pets are permitted in any OBSE races or events.
Yes. The limit for the half marathon will be 4 hours.
Yes, there will be pacers along the course to help you achieve your race goals.

General Information

We recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes before the race, however this is up to your discretion. Showing up five minutes prior to your event start will not work.
In April the average temperature hangs between 69° / 51°. Expect some cloudy skies, and there may be a possibility of rain.
The 5k and Fun Run are on Saturday, April 22 at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., respectively. After that, on Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 a.m., the half marathon starts in waves.
There will be designated parking for runners and spectators at the First Flight schools:

Elementary School: 107 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Middle School: 109 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC
High School: 100 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC

We will be using shuttle buses to take runners to the starting line at the Nags Head Outlet Mall. The finish of the race will be at the Wright Brothers Memorial which is right by the First Flight schools.
Aside from the Sports & Fitness Expo and our post-race party, there are many exciting and family-friendly activities for visitors of the Outer Banks. Click here for some ideas.