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

November 5-7, 2021

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


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!)


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.

Important Notices

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


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!

Click the button below for more info and get ready to RUN.

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Deferral Policy

Deadline to defer is September 30th

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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.

Many thanks to our sponsors

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