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Race Day Traffic Pattern
To help spectators get to the Finish line and post-race festivities, all traffic entering Manteo/Roanoke Island after 7:30 a.m. on race day will use the Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge. Turn right and travel through Manns Harbor, cross the Manns Harbor Bridge and enter Manteo from the north side of the island.

This will add an additional 20-25 minutes to your trip to the Finish in downtown Manteo. Parking is available at Manteo High and Manteo Elementary schools where you can catch a free shuttle to the post-race party at the Finish!

Note: the Washington-Baum Bridge, between Nags Head and Roanoke Island, will be open to traffic.

Spectator Shuttles

Start Line Parking & Shuttles (shuttle pass required) – Immediately following the start of the TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon and Southern Fried Half Marathon, a limited number of shuttles will be available to take spectators from the Starts. Several of these shuttles will be making only one trip to the Finish.

A shuttle from downtown Manteo will also be available to return spectators to Walmart, Kitty Hawk Elementary, Nags Head Elementary, YMCA or Manteo High School. Return shuttles will circulate as needed from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Shuttle passes may be purchased at the Athlete Expo for $5.

Finish Line Area Parking

Finish Line Limited street-side parking is available in downtown Manteo. For Finish line spectators, ample parking and convenient shuttles are available at three locations in Manteo:

  • Manteo High School – 616 Wingina Avenue
  • Manteo Middle School – 1000 U.S Highway 64
  • Manteo Elementary School – 70.1 U.S. Highway 64​

Shuttle service is available for all spectators from designated parking lots. Shuttles will depart from the Manteo schools every 15 minutes beginning at 7:15 a.m. and run until 3 p.m.

Spectator Viewing

All areas provide direct viewing and off-road parking immediately adjacent to the course.

Marathon Course

MM=Race Mile Marker   MP=Mile Post

  • RPC Contracting, 934 W. Kitty Hawk Road, by MM2, Kitty Hawk
  • Wright Brothers Memorial, U.S. Highway 158, MP7, Kill Devil Hills
  • First Flight Elementary and High School, 100/109 Veterans Drive, by MM9, Kill Devil Hills
  • Nags Head Woods Visitor Center, 701 W. Ocean Acres Drive, by MP9.5, Kill Devil Hills

Marathon and Half Marathon Course

  • YMCA, 3000 S. Croatan Highway, by MP11, between MM13 & MM14, Nags Head
  • Outer Banks Mall, 5000 S. Croatan Highway, MP14, between MM17 & MM18, Nags Head
  • Tanger Outlet Mall, 7100 S. Croatan Highway, MP16, Nags Head
  • Dare County Justice Center, 962 Marshall Collins Drive, before MM25, Manteo
  • Chesley Mall, U.S. Highway 64, between MM25 & MM26, Manteo
  • College of the Albemarle, 205 U.S. Highway 64, before MM26, Manteo