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Towne Banks Outer Banks Marathon & Half Marathon Race Information

The OBX Marathon is the oldest continuously running road race in the Outer Banks! The marathon course is fast and flat, which makes it the perfect place for your first marathon or even your own personal record! Participants will enjoy the gorgeous natural scenery along the course as it twists and turns across the islands of the Outer Banks. Spectators line up to cheer on all the athletes and as you cross the finish line, the party is right there waiting for you! The post-race celebration will feature live music and entertainment, as well as excellent southern barbecue (free for all runners!) and an awesome beer garden for all those 21+.

There will also be plenty of family-friendly, exciting activities to celebrate a race well run. OBXSE will be hosting a two-day sports and fitness expo where packet pick up will happen before the race. Participants will be given a race t-shirt along with our 2022 finisher items.

The Outer Banks Marathon Weekend also features many different options for events to race in. There is a Marathon, Half Marathon, 8k, 5k, Southern 6, different Challenge combinations, as well as multiple different relay options and the Fun Run (which is open to all ages). All other races have an age limit of 16+. Dogs are not permitted in this race. The Marathon start is at 7:20 a.m. on The Woods Road and the Half Marathon start is at 7:00 a.m. on East Baltic Street. The course runs approximately seven hours with a 16-minute average mile. The 2022 Outer Banks Marathon is a qualifying race for the 2023 Boston Marathon.

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