The Outer Banks Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifying race. Visit this site for more information. Boston Qualifier Times
CERTIFICATION CODE: NC-07018-PH
Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017
5200 The Woods Road, Kitty Hawk 27949
Time: 7:00am - Beat the bridge at 1:00PM
COURSE TIME LIMITS:
*NC DOT requires that a 16 min. per mile pace must be maintained. The bridge will close to runners @ 1:30 pm. There will be 2 check points to insure this pace.
Check Point 1 is @ mile 3.5 - cut off time is 8:00 am.
Check Point 2 is @ mile 13.1 - cut off time is 10:30 am.
Mandatory Wave Starts placed by estimated Finish time. 1st wave for Elites and Competitors.
SPLITS will be at 10K | 13.1mi | 19.3mi
Prize Purse - See Elites Information Page
Walker Friendly - See course time limits.
Course Limit - 2500
Age requirement - runner must be 16 year old day of event.
Marathon Course Description
The Outer Banks is at sea level and the point-to-point course is mainly flat. There are two points of course elevation. The first is in Nags Head Woods Preserve around mile 12 of the marathon course. The second is crossing the Washington-Baum Bridge leading to Roanoke Island at mile 23.
Begin your journey in historic Kitty Hawk. After just a few miles you’ll be greeted by the real Outer Banks, the people who make up this warm, close-knit community. Feel the energy boost as they cheer your run down residential Bay Drive on your way to the Finish.
At mile 8 you'll run along the base of the famous Wright Brothers Monument, the location of the first flight. Just two miles down the road, yet another surprise is in store. Around mile 10, you’ll enter the Nags Head Woods Nature Preserve. This lush maritime forest will amaze you. No one said this was going to be easy.
At about the 12 1/2 mile, you’ll leave Nags Head Woods on a narrow trail with off-road conditions. Don’t let this short trail slow you down. Next you will run by the largest sand dune on the East Coast at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. And then enjoy water view along Soundside Road in Nags Head. From here you can look across the water and spot the Washington Baum Bridge and Roanoke Island.
Miles 14 - 22 are flat and fast. Every mile along the marathon course will be marked with Mile Marker Sponsors providing entertainment.
Crossing the Washington - Baum Bridge at mile 23 will be your final challenge. The bridge is tall (stats: 1.05 mi long, 82' high, with a 650' climb to the top at a 4% grade). It’s an unbelievable view over the Roanoke Sound, and then downhill onto Roanoke Island. You're now just a few short miles to beautiful downtown Manteo.
A small town festival atmosphere awaits you with more cheering crowds to boost your energy for the home stretch to the Finish in downtown Manteo and the post -race party!
Congratulations on your accomplishment! Now enjoy!
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Late Registration may be available at the runner's Expo, if the course limits have not been met. There is no day of race registration.
*Late registration event shirts are in limited supply and will be available for pick up at the post race party in downtown Manteo at the Retail area. Present your t-shirt bib tag. Sizes are not guaranteed.
Age group awards See the Awards page.
Porta Johns at every water stop.