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OBX Marathon & Half Marathon Course Info

Marathoners will start by heading south from Kitty Hawk running along the beautiful sound side of Kitty Hawk and on through Kill Devil Hills, passing around the historic Wright Brothers Memorial. Continuing South, the course will lead runners through the Old Nags Head Woods Nature Conservancy, coming out near the North side of the YMCA and picking up the Start of the Half Marathon. The course then continues South passing by local scenic gem, Jockey’s Ridge, and the sound side of Nags Head. Continuing along US-64, the most challenging part of our course: crossing the Washington Baum Bridge toward Pirate’s Cove on Roanoke Island. The last leg of the race takes you along US-64 and into the heart of quaint downtown Manteo, crossing the finish line against the serene backdrop of Shallowbag Bay along the gorgeous Manteo Waterfront.

2022 Course Maps

The 2022 TowneBank Outer Banks Half Marathon Weekend will include:

Course Support

  • Water: stops will be established approximately every two miles along the course.
  • Gatorade: will be available at most water stops.
  • Gu Energy: will be available at miles 6, 12, and 18 according to the course map.
  • Restrooms: Port-a-potties will be adjacent to water stops.
  • Pacers/Groups: There will be Pace Teams available to help you achieve your goal.
  • BEAT THE BRIDGE: NC DOT requires that a 16 minute per mile pace must be maintained to cross Washington Baum Bridge. The bridge will close to runners at 1:30pm, allowing approximately 6 hours from the start time for all participants to cross. There will be various checkpoints to ensure this pace.