95. OBX Running & Marathons

OBX Running & Marathons… The Outer Banks is truly scenic with mostly flat terrain and a temperate climate. These factors combine to create wonderful running and walking trails for the whole family.  So, lace up your running shoes, stretch well, and get started running the Outer Banks.  This page is updated regularly, so please check back to see if there are any new (or newly discovered) running events.

Why not try a different kind of family vacation and come to the Outer Banks during one of our charity run/walk event weekends?  Whether you choose to run here on your own or as part of an organized event, you will absolutely love the beauty and solitude you will find running the Outer Banks.


The Frostbite 5k 


Valentine’s Day 5k


Running of the Leprachaun 10k


The Hoppin’ 5k and 1 Kids Mile Fun Run

The Flying Pirate Half Marathon & First Flight 5k

Outer Banks Duathlon Run-Bike-Run


Brindley Beach Lighthouse 5k Series

Currituck County Relay for Life

6th AnnualCupcake 5k 

6th Annual Shore Break 5k and Tide Pool Fun Run


National Running Day 5k

Brindley Beach Lighthouse 5k Series

Freedom 5k, ​Veterans Mile ​and Little One’s Fun Run

Storm the Beach

OBX Sunrise 5k  and Little Crab Crawl 

Sunset Spectacular 5k & Carolina Pig Pickin’

Run Swim Run – “Splash & Dash” & 5K


Brindley Beach Lighthouse 5k Series

The Killer Dunes 2-Miler and Liberty Sands Fun Run

Brindley Beach Lighthouse 5k Series

Run Swim Run – “Splash & Dash” & 5K

Christmas in July Sweaty Santa 5k & Little Elf Fun Run 


Brindley Beach Lighthouse 5k Series

Run Swim Run – “Splash & Dash” & 5K

The Sandbar 5k (the Outer Banks’ only run/walk on the beach)


Brindley Beach Lighthouse 5k Series

The Outer Banks Triathlon (featuring an Olympic Distance and Half Distance, and a Sprint Distance)

Annual “Get Pumped for Pink”


The OBX Marathon – The largest and most famous Outer Banks running event is a three day event includes a 5k, a half and a full marathon, an 8k, and even a 6k event

The Advice 5K Annual Turkey Trot

Wild Turkey 5k Corolla

OBX Go Far Turkey Trot

The 5k Outer Banks Gobbler and Little Giblet Fun Run

6th Annual Surfin’ Turkey 5k & Puppy Drum Fun Run


Festivus Road Race – 10K or 5K, The Jingle Jog 1 Miler & Little Elf 1/4 Mile