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Registration

No, unfortunately the last chance to register is one day before the event. Registration closes one hour before the Race Expo closes. You must pick up your packet before the day of your event. There is no packet pick up on race day.
Online registration can be found on our website here.
The race you choose to participate in will determine the specific finisher medal you will receive. All finishers will receive a race t-shirt, a medal, and a few other finisher items/swag.

If you won’t make it on race day, you can choose from the following options:

  • Defer your registration
  • Transfer your bib to someone else
  • Switch your registered event

For information on how to transfer, switch, or defer your race entry, click here.

No, Outer Banks Sporting Events does not issue refunds under any circumstances. NO EXCEPTIONS.
No, but you can officially transfer your bib to another person. Click here for our bib transfer policy.

Expo & Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up for the 2022 OBX Marathon Weekend will be at the Ramada Inn in Kill Devil Hills. The address is:

1701 S Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

The expo & packet pick-up will take place on Friday, November 11 and Saturday November 12, 2022.
Yes. If you cannot pick up your packet during expo hours and you do not have someone else to pick it up for you, we can mail your packet to you for a fee of $35. The packet mailing option will close on October 7th, 2022 at 11:59pm. Packets will be mailed the week of October 31st, 2022.
If you are unable to pick up your own race packet, you may authorize another person to pick up your packet/bib number. The authorized individual MUST have their own photo ID, a signed and printed authorization form, and a copy of the participant’s photo ID. The signed authorization form MUST be printed, we will NOT accept any authorization via phone, text message, or any other electronic device. The copy of the photo ID may be via text, email, or photocopy. If the authorized individual is missing any of these items, we will not release the packet/bib number, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Race Information

Yes, there will be plenty of space to view the finish line. We suggest arriving to the finish line early to ensure a good spot. We also invite you to stay after the race and enjoy our post-race party.
Yes, especially for our 21+ partygoers who may want to enjoy beer with their barbecue.
Yes. We award the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female runners in each race category.
After the races are all run, we will post the results here on our website. For immediate race results, you can check www.itsyourrace.com.
Yes, there will be port-a-potties approximately every two miles along the course adjacent to the water stations.
Yes, there will be water stations approximately every two miles along the course, adjacent to the port-a-potties. Gu Energy Gel and pickle juice will be available at miles 6, 12 and 18.
The Fun Run is open to all ages. 5k and 8K must be 6 years and older. All other race events are 16+.
No baby joggers, strollers or pets are permitted in any OBSE races or events.
Yes, to be allowed to cross the Washington Baum Memorial Bridge you must maintain on average a 16-minute mile. The Bridge will close to runners at 1:30pm. There will be various checkpoints to ensure this pace.
Yes, there will be pacers along the course to help you achieve your race goals.

General Information

We recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes before the race, however this is up to your discretion. Showing up five minutes prior to your event start will not work.
In November the average temperature hangs between 66° / 50°. Expect some cloudy skies, and there may be a possibility of rain. However, many people recommend September-November as the best time to visit the Outer Banks because it is less crowded than the busy season and the accommodations will be less expensive.
The 5k, 8k, and Fun Run are on Saturday, Nov.12th at 7:30. After that, on Sunday, November 13th at 7:00am, the half marathon starts and then the full marathon starts at 7:20am.
There will be designated parking for runners and spectators, we will be using shuttle buses. There is limited public parking Downtown Manteo near the finish.
Aside from the Sports & Fitness Expo and our post-race party, there are many exciting and family-friendly activities for visitors of the Outer Banks. Click here for some ideas.
Yes, the OBX Marathon is a Boston Qualifier.