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TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon & Southern Fried Half Marathon    

Please join us November 7, 8 & 9 Veterans Day Weekend 2014.

Enjoy cheers and encouragement by hundreds of Outer Banks residents along the way! Run through the village of Kitty Hawk, the historical Kill Devil Hills, (home of the First Flight), through the incredible maritime forest of Nags Head and finally... the equally historic Town of Manteo. During your down time visit our awesome OBX beaches, piers and restaurants. Come for the weekend ... stay for the week! The Outer Banks Marathon, follows its way through the natural beauty that is North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Come run with us and cover some spectacular ground! After finishing the Outer Banks Marathon, you will have run one of the most beautiful parts of the East Coast – but don’t take our word for it – come see for yourself!

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What's new for 2014?


Prices! 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)

2014 Outer Banks Marathon and Half Marathon will offer pacers for both distances. Aim for your personal best! These groups are free and you do not need to sign up. Look for the Pacer Booth at the Expo!

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.

Guest Speaker - Juda McGannon
Educator for Newton Running will be at the Expo on Saturday. Newton running starts with good posture, an athletic position and continues with an efficient cadence of 170 to 190 steps/minute. Done properly, running feels easier and your feet seem atone with the ground. You are making better use of the proper running muscles and the elastic component of running. The end result is a run that feels more efficient, intuitive, relaxed, natural and less stressful. Juda will talk about how you can improve your running form by taking you through some drills which create body awareness and improve mechanics. Newton demo shoes will be on hand to try out before, during or after the clinic.

Outer Banks Marathon in the press.
Read about our amazing event!

2014  TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon has been recognized on the list of Top Marathons & Races Worth Traveling For in North Carolina!
2014 Coastal Living Online! February issue- 6 great races by the sea.
2013 Runners World article, Read about our beautiful Outer Banks Marathon written by James Warrenfeltz.
View actual runner comments from MarathonGuide.com.
2013 Coastal Living Magazine, December issue. Page 51!
2013 Outer Banks Marathon Course as described by a runner from the Dallas Running Guide.

2013 OBSE Press Release

Runner Blog from our 2013 Marathon!