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Join us for the 2021 OBX Half Marathon Weekend of Fun!

This year the Outer Banks Marathon will be the Outer Banks Half Marathon Weekend. The full Outer Banks Marathon will return in 2022. If you would like to defer your registration to 2022, please see below.

Join us for a run along the gorgeous soundside of Nags Head through and by wonderful sites like the Ablemarle Sound, Jockey's Ridge and the maritime forest.

In addition to the half marathon, the weekend will include a fun run, 5K and challenge. The 5K and fun run are going to be on Saturday. The half will happen on Sunday beginning and ending at the gorgeous Nags Head Soundside Event Site (click here for course map). The challenge is for those who would like to test themselves by completing both the 5K and half marathon. 

Registration Fees

  • Kids Fun Run for $20
  • 5K for $35
    • $40 after 9/1
    • $45 after 11/1
    • $50 at the Expo
  • Half-marathon for $65
    • $70 after 9/1
    • $75 after 11/1
    • $80 at the Expo
  • 5K & Half Challenge $90
    • $95 after 9/1
    • $100 after 11/1
    • $110 at the Expo


All runners of the 5K and Half will receive a swag bag, t-shirt and a medal. (Medals will be awarded to the finishers of the fun run as well!)

Important Details

We will not be hosting marathon relay teams this year. Instead we will be hosting Social Media Teams for the half marathon. To compete as a team you must have at least two or more runners register with you. Team results will include the average time of all team finishers. We will award the fastest three runners on the winning team.

Please note that this year's half marathon course is not suitable for wheelchairs or crank chairs.

Veterans are eligible for discounts! We will recognize our veterans at the race.

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Deferral Policy

Deadline to defer is Wednesday, September 1st

Deferral will be free this year. Runners can defer their full marathon registration to the 2022 event, but you must do so by September 1st. If you don't defer by September 1st, we will automatically switch your registration to this year's Half.

You may only defer an entry once unless you deferred from the 2020 marathon, 8K, challenge or Southern 6K. In that case you are eligible to defer again given we will not be running those events this year.

No deferrals for the fun run!

Switching Race Policy

Deadline to switch is Saturday, November 6th at 2:59 p.m.

You may switch from your current Outer Banks Marathon registration to a different distance that weekend.

If the race you are switching from has a lower registration fee than the one you'd like to switch to, please be aware that you will need to pay the difference.

Once an event sells out you will not be able to switch into it.

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