2024 Killer Dunes 2-Miler

July 4, 2024

Finish off your Independence Day weekend by supporting an OBX treasure! Outer Banks Sporting Events invites you to run/walk/overcome 2 miles on Jockey's Ridge, the tallest natural sand dune system in the eastern US! Attracting runners looking for a "unique" challenge (and drawing a very competitive field), we also welcome people to walk the course (not just a "walk in the park" though)! Proceeds benefit Friends of Jockey's Ridge, a local non-profit dedicated to supporting, preserving and enhancing Jockey's Ridge State Park.

General Info

When: Thursday, July 4th, 8 a.m.
What: 2-mile run across the dunes
Where: Jockey's Ridge State Park*
Who: Ages 12 & Up

*On-site parking is limited, so please carpool as much as possible on race morning.

Packet Pick-Up

Wednesday, July 3rd, 3-5 p.m.
Thursday, July 4th, 7-7:30 a.m.
Jockey's Ridge State Park


 Division  By
June 1
 June 1 
 Packet Pick-Up 
or Race Day
Adult    $50     $55            $55 
Youth    $25       $30            $35 

10% Off for Active US Military and Veterans

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Course Info

The Killer Dunes 2-miler will be professionally timed by EnMotive Race Timing.

Water station near mid-point of the course. Dare County EMS will be on-call.

Course Maps - Coming soon!

Please Note: Strollers and pets not allowed


Awards will go to 2-miler participants in the following categories:

  • Top 3 Males Overall
  • Top 3 Females Overall
  • Top 3 in Each Age Group
  • Finisher Awards
  • Sweeper (Please indicate during registration if you are interested)

Post-Race Party

All-American fare will be available after the race for registered participants only. Food, beer and fun!

Volunteer Opportunities

We're always looking for volunteers! Please email debbie@obxse.org if you are interested in helping with the race.


Killer Dunes is sponsored by Outer Banks Sporting Events, Friends of Jockeys Ridge and Jockeys Ridge State Park, as well as Kellogg Supply Co., The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates, Ocean Builders, Outer Banks Health, Southern Bank, Mulligan's Grille and Sam & Omie's Restaurant.

Sponsorship opportunities available! Please email debbie@obxse.org if you are interested in being a sponsor of the event!