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Outer Banks Marathon Weekend 2014 

Fall is here which means its marathon season. Cities and towns across the United States are preparing to welcome competitors from all walks of life to participate in the ultimate test of athletic endurance. The 9th Annual Outer Banks Marathon Weekend kicks off on Friday, November 7 and ends on Sunday, November 9, 2014.

This marathon held yearly on North Carolina’s barrier islands is considered on of the premier destination races in the country with a little something for everyone. Join some of the nation’s best runners as you travel through a scenic course that winds its way through the breathtaking landscape of the Outer Banks.

Get sand in your shoes during the beach portion of the course; enjoy the shade underneath a century old live oak in Nags Head Woods; explore Kill Devil Hill where the Wright brothers made history one December in the 20th century; and end your workout on a high note on the historic downtown Manteo waterfront.

You’ll be surrounded by the area’s unmatched natural beauty and southern charm – a marathon you won’t soon forever. Following the race, revel with your fellow runners during the post-race party. Enjoy a pint, savor a well-deserved meal, and dance along to live music in the streets of Manteo.

Each year, Seaside Vacations looks forward to welcoming runners and spectator to this one-of-a-kind Outer Banks event. There are numerous annual events held on the OBX each year, but the Outer Banks Marathon is something special that attracts thousands of the nation’s top athletes.

With our wide-array of vacation homes to choose from, we are sure to have the perfect accommodations for your entire race day friends and cheerleaders. From oceanfront condominiums to lavish beachfront estates, Seaside Vacations will have everything you need to prepare for the race and celebrate after. Enjoy amenities abound including hot tubs, keyless entry, private beach access, whirlpool tubs, high definition televisions, recreation rooms, and elevators.

New for 2014! OBX Marathon Weekend

Pacer's will be available for those participating in the Full Marathon and Half Marathon distance. Sign up at the Expo!

Prizes! Prize packs for the 1st Place male & female LOCAL winners of the marathon & half marathon. Sponsored by Roanoke Island Running Company in Manteo. Find their store in downtown Manteo - open all weekend! www.roanokeislandrun.com

Marathon - 1st Male & Female Winners Prize Pack PLUS a $50 Gift Certificate ($100 Value each)

Half Marathon - 1st Male & Female Winners Prize Pack PLUS a $25 Gift Certificate ($75 Value each)

Massage Therapist Booth at the Expo - Visit the Massage therapy booth at the Runner's Expo. Jaileen Morelen will be at the expo providing professional massage therapy sessions.  

Outer Banks Marathon 2014 Weekend Schedule

Friday, November 7th

12PM – 7PM Race EXPO & Packet Pick-Up
Dare County Youth Center, 602 Mustain Street, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948  

Saturday, November 8th

7:30 - Outer Banks 10K - No race day registration.
1.45 Hour Cut Off to Finish - stragglers will be swept from the course.
First Flight High School track, 100 Veteran’s Drive, Kill Devil Hills 27948  

9AM – 6PM Race EXPO & Packet Pick-up
Dare County Youth Center - 602 Mustain Street, Kill Devil Hills  

8:45 AM - 10K Awards!

9:30 AM - Buccaneer 5K - No race day registration. presented by Kelly Hospitality Group
1 Hour Cut Off to Finish - Stragglers will be swept from the course at 11:00am.
First Flight High School track, 100 Veteran's Drive, Kill Devil Hills  

10:00 AM - Pirate Family Festival Begins!
First Flight High School track  

10:30 AM - 5K Awards!

11:15 AM - Outer Banks Fun Run, presented by Kelly Hospitality
Group Morning of registration is available at the registration tent.
First Flight High School track  

11:45 AM - Diaper Dash

5 -6 PM and 6-7 PM - Pasta Party Ramada Plaza Nags Head
Oceanfront MP 9.5, 1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail Kill Devil Hills, NC 27959
Get your tickets online - or at the registration table at the Expo!  

Sunday, November 9th

7:00 AM - The TowneBank Outer Banks Half Marathon - It's SOUTHERN FRIED! 
E. Baltic Street at Wrightsville Avenue, Nags Head 27959  

7:20 AM The TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon
5200 The Woods Road, Kitty Hawk 27949
*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 8:30 am. Check Point 2 is @ mile 13.1 - cut off time is 11:00 am.  

9:00 AM Start Southern 6 Tanger Outlet Center
7100 South Croatan Hwy, Nags Head 27959  
Grab a shuttle from either of the Start locations. Tell the driver you are going to Southern 6! Return Shuttles from Manteo will return you to your car post race.

8:30 AM – 2:30 PM Post Race Southern Fried Block Party
Queen Elizabeth Street, Manteo (waterfront)  

10:30 AM - TowneBank Half Marathon Awards Ceremony

12: 15 PM - TowneBank Southern Fried Marathon Awards Ceremony

Event times are subject to change. Please refer to the Outer Banks Marathon's event schedule web page for the most up-to-date list.... We hope to see you there!



Friday, November 7, 2014 - Sunday, November 9, 2014