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2021 OBX Half Marathon Postponed Until April 2022

All HALF MARATHON and CHALLENGE registrants in the postponed 2021 Outer Banks Half Marathon have been sent an email at the email address you provided in your registration (please check your spam box too).

The 5K & Fun Run are still on!

This year the Outer Banks Marathon will be the Outer Banks Half Marathon Weekend. The full Outer Banks Marathon will return in 2022.

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

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up is open race weekend on Friday (1-7 p.m.) and Saturday (11 a.m.-3 p.m.). Please note that there will be no same-day packet pickup for the half marathon. Packets must be picked up before race day.

Event Parking

Parking for the event will be at the Nags Head Soundside Event Site (see map here) and Nags Head Outlet Mall. Volunteers will have a different parking area. We do have some over flow parking. Just check with parking attendant when you arrive.


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.

Wheelchairs/Crank Chairs

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

Race Prizes

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!)


Big raffle this year! Here are some of the highlight items:

  • Hoover WindTunnel 3 Max Performance Pet Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner 
  • Char-Broil Performance Stainless 4-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill w/ 1 Side Burner, Grill Cover & Utensils


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Ready to train for the OBX Towne Banks Half Marathon weekend?? The Outer Banks Running Club is ready to help you!

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