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July 2018

Hatteras 5k Run Series at Kinnakeet Shores in Avon

July 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday, repeating until August 13, 2018

Kinnakeet Shores, Avon, 41838 NC-12
Avon, NC 27915 United States
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$28 – $38
Outer Banks races - Hatteras 5k

Summer time on the Outer Banks. Get your morning started right by adding fun and fitness to your vacation. Enjoy a flat fast paced run/walk through beautiful Kinnakeet Shores in Avon, NC part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Everyone gets a T-shirt, unique finisher medal and chip timing. First place trophy awards to the fastest male and female in the Overall and Masters brackets. A light post-race breakfast and refreshments provided at the finish line by The Shore Chef.…

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South Atlantic Lifeguard Championships

July 11 @ 7:00 am - July 12 @ 4:00 pm
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks events - lifeguard competition

This year's South Atlantic Lifeguard Championships is coming to the Outer Banks! Nags Head will host the annual competition where ocean rescue teams from Virginia to Florida go head-to-head for the crown. Witness the region's fittest lifeguards engage in a dozen grueling individual and team tasks. Four local teams - Corolla, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head - will be competing. Come out to Jennette's Pier and show them some support!

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Outer Banks Skim Jam

July 21 @ 8:00 am - July 22 @ 5:00 pm
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks events - skimboarding competition - Skim Jam

On July 21st & 22nd, some of the most talented skimboarders on the East Coast will compete at the 2018 Outer Banks Skim Jam at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. Riders can participate in both Amateur and Semi-Pro heats. The event is hosted by Skim USA, a non-profit, youth focused organization dedicated to promoting the sport of skimboarding through their program of competitions. Come out to the beach and cheer on these young athletes as they show off their skills.…

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25th Annual Surfrider Paddle Race

July 28 @ 9:00 am
KDH Ocean Rescue Bath House, 103 S Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 United States
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Outer Banks events - Surfrider Foundation Paddle Race - Short Board Long Board Paddleboard Stand Up Paddleboard Kayak

The Outer Banks Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation invites you to the 25th Annual Surfrider Paddle Race! Test your ocean paddling speed and skills in one of several divisions for men, women, boys and girls including: Short Board, Long Board, Paddleboard, Stand Up Paddleboard, and Kayak. The course is 1 mile and 1/2 mile for kids, located at the Ocean Bay Blvd Beach Access (KDH Bath House) in Kill Devil Hills. All proceeds benefit our public education and scholarship fund.…

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August 2018

Surfing For Autism

August 10 - August 11
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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surfing for autism

Surfing For Autism is an autism/asperger’s awareness event held each Summer on the Outer Banks providing our children with an amazing experience and opportunity to surf. Children of all ages who have autism/asperger’s are paired up with two surfers and a skilled therapist or teacher who are well educated on the special needs of the children and introduce them to paddling, surfing, and a new way to have fun in the sun. Check out the event website to register and…

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29th Annual Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament

August 11 - August 12
Pirate’s Cove Marina, 2000 Sailfish Dr.
Manteo, NC 27954 United States
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27th Annual Alice Kelly Memorial Fishing Tournament

29 years ago a group of Alice Kelly’s friends came together to honor her memory and financially assist Interfaith Community Outreach Cancer Support (formerly Alice’s original Outer Banks Cancer Support Group). Today the “Alice Kelly” is one of the most popular lady angler events on the East Coast. Join us this August for incredible fun and some serious fishing! Registration and Cookout for a Cure Kick Off Party: Saturday, August 11 Fishing and Awards Dinner and Dance with Cheap Thrills:…

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35th Annual Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament

August 13 - August 18
Pirate’s Cove Marina, 2000 Sailfish Dr.
Manteo, NC 27954 United States
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Outer Banks fishing tournament - Pirates Cove

The Annual Billfish Tournament, based out of Pirate's Cove in Manteo, is one of the most anticipated fishing tournaments on the Outer Banks. Tournament Week is 5 days of awesome sponsors, food, entertainment and fun for the crew and family. You’ll start the week with a party to meet the competitors and socialize, spend the next several days on the water, and come back at the end for the awards banquet. This year, it's all on the line – new…

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Rip Curl GromSearch Surf Competition

August 16 - August 17
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks events - Rip Curl GromSearch - surfing competition

Since Rip Curl developed the concept for the GromSearch events in 1999, the series has spread throughout the surfing world and now culminates with an International final held at a different location each year. The worldwide series is held for male and female surfers aged 16 years and under, commonly referred to as “groms”, with the aim of the GromSearch to nurture and recruit the next generation of surfers at a grassroots level. The Search comes to the Outer Banks…

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WRV Outer Banks Pro Surf Competition

August 29 - September 2
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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WRV Outer Banks Pro surf competition - Jennette's Pier - Nags Head surfing

The WRV Outer Banks Pro is an official WSL QS1000 event drawing top rated surfers from around the globe to the unique coastline of the Outer Banks. This year's event returns over Labor Day Weekend at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head. The Wave Riding Vehicles Outer Banks Pro found its home in 2009 with the completion of the new Jennette's Pier. The pier's stellar views and its ample parking both add to what has become the most core surf contest on the east coast. Its…

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September 2018

Labor Day 5k & 1 Mile

September 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
100 Veterans Drive, 100 Veterans Drive
Kill Devil Hills, 27948 United States
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$28 – $38
Outer Banks race - Labor Day 5k

Celebrate the end of Summer with The OBX Running Company, our friends, family, sponsors and organizing charity, The Local Boy Scout Troop #116/117 Click HERE to REGISTER NOW 8AM Monday September 3rd, 2018 102 Town Hall Dr in front of The War Memorial behind The Kill Devil Hills Town Hall ​Click Here for Race Day Directions 5k/1 Mile Start Time 8AM Adults $38 Teen $33 12 & Under $28 Active Military/Veteran $30 1 Mile Adult $30 1 Mile Teen $25 1…

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Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition

September 7 - September 9
Jockey’s Ridge State Park, 300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Free
Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition - Jockey's Ridge

The OBSKC is a regional kite competition bringing some of the nation’s best kite fliers right here to our back yard. Come out to Jockey’s Ridge State Park and enjoy 3 days of kite flying fun for the whole family. Competition categories include: precision, choreography, and dual team. The OBSKC will also feature massive display kites and free stunt and power kite lessons from the pros throughout the weekend. This event is FREE and open to the public. SCHEDULE OF…

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Outer Banks Triathlon

September 15 - September 16
Old Swimming Hole Manteo, NC 27954 United States + Google Map
Outer Banks Triathlon

Triathletes train for months to achieve their dream. Come to the Outer Banks Triathlon and experience the enthusiasm, inspiration and skill involved in taking on this swim-bike-run course! The Sprint Triathlon distance is perfect for those beginner triathletes. Move up to the Olympic Triathlon distance or choose the Half Triathlon distance and see if you have what it takes! The event includes a Finishers After Party, Awards, Race Shirts, and much more.

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Throwdown Surf Classic

September 15
Southern Shores NC 27949 United States + Google Map
Outer Banks surf competition events - Throwdown Surf Classic

This annual surf contest in Southern Shores was started years ago by local surf enthusiasts who wanted to do something for the community where local surfers from the Outer Banks could come together, enjoy a day at the beach, compete, and most of all support a great cause. The competition is a true family surfing event, open to everyone from beginners, intermediates, those who shred, those who think they shred, those who used to shred, and our local pros. It…

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2018 Kayak Fishing Tournament

September 15 @ 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kitty Hawk Surf Company, 3933 S Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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$50
Outer Banks events - kayak fishing tournament

Kitty Hawk Surf Company presents the 5th Annual Outer Banks Kayak Fishing Tournament on September 15, 2018. The tournament is a 4-category (Flounder, Speckled Trout, Red Drum, and Slam/one of each) photo catch and release style tournament. Fishing is allowed anywhere within: Wright Memorial Bridge in Kitty Hawk to the North; Hatteras Inlet to the South; Up to one mile offshore to the East: as far West as the Currituck and Manns Harbor shorelines. Registration is available online. Entry fee…

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ESA Easterns Surfing Championship

September 18 - September 22
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks Events - ESA Easterns Surfing Championship

The largest amateur surfing organization in the world hosts the season's Grand Finale where the best of the best surfers go head to head. With a history of 50 years of success, ESA contests are organized at the grassroots, district level on a year round basis. Each district conducts four or more contests per year, and each year the ESA has over 150 competitions along the entire East Coast. From the local district level, top finishers are invited to advance…

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Jim Mulford Memorial Red Drum Tournament

September 29 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jennette’s Pier, 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks fishing tournaments - Jim Mulford Memorial Red Drum

The Annual Jim Mulford Memorial Red Drum Tournament is Saturday, Sept. 29th from 7am to 1pm. Try your luck at catching the longest Red Drum! Additional fall species of legal size will also be judged. Lines in the water from 8am to noon. One line per angler. Door prizes, giveaways and awards for winners. Rain or Shine.

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Outer Banks Cycle Race

September 29 @ 7:00 am
North End Park, 1788 264/US64
Manteo, NC 27954 United States
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Outer Banks sports events - bicycle race

Put your pedal to the medal in this challenging bicycle race on Saturday, September 29th at North End Park in Manteo. Choose from 3 race distances starting at different times: 40K (24.8 miles) @ 7am; 20K (12.4 miles) @ 9:45am; and 8K (recreational ride) @ 10am... or try the 40K and 20K together. This road race is a qualifier for the 2019 National Senior Games. Open to all cyclists - Recreational riders welcome!

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October 2018

Outer Banks Kayak Fishing Tournament

October 6 @ 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kitty Hawk Surf Company, 3933 S Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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$50
Outer Banks events - kayak fishing tournament

This is the premier Outer Banks Kayak Fishing Event of the year! Join other skilled kayak fisherman and see if you can take home the grand prize! COMPETITION DETAILS: Competitors are allowed to launch at first light on Saturday morning, October 6. Fishing is allowed anywhere within the following boundaries: Wright Memorial Bridge in Kitty Hawk to the north; Hatteras Inlet to the south; Up to one (1) mile offshore to the east: as far west as the Currituck and…

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Manx on the Banx

October 8 - October 14
Outer Banks Outer Banks, NC United States + Google Map
Outer Banks events - dune buggy

Manx on the Banx is the premier East Coast fiberglass dune buggy event. The week-long gathering is filled with daily runs across the beaches of the Outer Banks as well as other activities for dune buggy owners and enthusiasts. Event Schedule: Monday, Oct. 8th - Traditional welcome registration and Hatteras Lighthouse run with optional beach run. Tuesday, Oct. 9th - Ocracoke Island run and optional beach run. The Ocracoke run is being led by Tim Hillier and can include an…

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Dare to Scare 5k & Sweet Treat Fun Run

October 27 @ 9:00 am
Dare County Center, 950 Marshall C Collins Dr
Manteo, NC 27954 United States
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Outer Banks races - Halloween - Dare to Scare 5k - OBX Go Far

The 2nd Annual Dare to Scare 5K & Sweet Treat Fun Run will be held at the Dare County Center on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The 5K will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the Fun Run at 10:00 a.m. This event will benefit the Annual Dare County Center Toy Drive held annually in December that serves over 400 local youth residents. The race is being held in collaboration with the Dare County Center, Coastal Studies Institute, OBX Go Far, and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. The 5K…

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OBX Brewtäg

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Soundside Event Site, 6906 S. Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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OBX Brewtag

Join us for a celebration of two really great things, flight & beer! OBX Brewtäg is modeled after the whimsical and entertaining Red Bull Flutag, which translates into “flying day” in German. With OBX Brewtäg, the general premise is about the same, although rather than human-powered flying machines, Brewtäg contestants compete to see who can launch and fly an empty 1/6 keg barrel the furthest. The cost for participants to compete at OBX Brewtäg is only $50. The sky is…

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Beer Witch Project Margarita Monster Mile & Beer Run

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Outer Banks Brewing Station, 600 South Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 United States
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$30
Outer Banks races - Halloween - Beer Witch Project - Margarita Monster Mile

Join the Outer Banks Brewing Station crew for a Halloween themed Margarita Monster Mile or Beer Run. Zombies, witches, ghouls and maybe even a naughty vampire nurse will be serving your drinks. Admission to a legendary backyard party featuring live music by Trick Fly following the event is included. This is an Adult 21 & over only social run. Wear your Halloween finest for the costume contest judged for scariest and most creative. DRINK – RUN – DRINK – RUN…

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November 2018

TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon & Southern Fried Half Marathon

November 10 - November 11
Kitty Hawk to Manteo Outer Banks, NC United States + Google Map
Outer Banks marathon

The Outer Banks Marathon follows its way through the natural beauty that is North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It is a RRCA Certified Course and Boston Marathon Qualifying Race. The marathon weekend features the Townebank Outer Banks Marathon, the Southern Fried Half Marathon, Fun Runs, & Diaper Dash. There will also be a runners expo and clinic, a pasta party, and post-race block party!

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Fall Charity Cornhole Tournament

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint, 800 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 United States
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$10
Outer Banks events - Charity Cornhole Tournament - Jack Brown's - Beach Food Pantry

Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint invites you to their first cornhole tournament on November 17th in the yard benefiting Beach Food Pantry! Registration starts at 2pm and the tournament kicks off at 3pm. Teams of two and a $10 registration fee all goes to the food pantry. Featured beers & brewery reps will be there from Uinta Brewing, Delirium Brewery, and Fullsteam Brewery.

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Tipsy Turkey Beer Mile

November 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Outer Banks Brewing Station, 600 South Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 United States
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$30
Outer Banks races - Tipsy Turkey Beer Mile - OB Brewing Station

TIPSY TURKEY 1 MILE BEER RUN Limit 100 participants 11 AM Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 Click HERE to REGISTER Now Drink, Run, Drink, Run, Drink, Run, Drink, Run, Party Join the Brewing Station crew for a Thanksgiving themed beer mile. Backyard party, chip timing and T-shirt included. This is an adult 21 and over only social run. Prizes to the fastest male and female overall. Wear your Holiday finest, costume contest judging for most creative. Late registration and Check-in: 10AM - 10:45…

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OBX Gobbler 5K & Fun Run

November 22 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
The Village of Nags Head, 5010 S Virginia Dare Trl
Nags Head, NC 27959 United States
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Outer Banks Thanksgiving Day 5K race

RUN, EAT, NAP. The Outer Banks Running Club once again invites you to start off your Thanksgiving morning with a calorie deficit by traversing (run/trot/walk/stroll) a family-friendly 5k course through the Village at Nags Head while enjoying views of the Roanoke Sound! The 5K starts at 8 am and the Fun Run at 9 am. This event serves as the primary fundraiser each year for your race organizer, the Outer Banks Running Club. Proceeds enable the Club to serve its…

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Surfin’ Turkey 5k & Puppy Drum 1/2 Mile Fun Run

November 22 @ 8:00 am
Hatteras Village Civic Center, 56658 NC-12
Hatteras, NC 27953 United States
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Outer Banks events - Surfin Turkey 5k race - Hatteras

Join us on Thanksgiving morning and run this beautiful 5K course through the historic fishing village of Hatteras to support the youth of Hatteras Island. The proceeds from this race support the Hatteras Island Youth Education fund (HIYEF). HIYEF provides funding for educational opportunities and enrichment in Hatteras Island schools. Race Start Times:
 Surfin’ Turkey 5K: 8 am Puppy Drum Run 1/2 Mile Run: 9 am To Register and For More Information >

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23rd Annual Advice 5K Turkey Trot

November 22 @ 9:00 am
Scarborough Lane, 1171 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949 United States
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Outer Banks events - Thanksgiving 5k race - turkey trot

On Thanksgiving morning in Duck, the Annual ADVICE 5K Turkey Trot is as traditional as Pumpkin Pie! Our family and community tradition is for all ages and abilities... a non-sanctioned 5K loop, beginning on Scarborough Lane and finishing up with some BIG FUN! All participants, whether running or walking, should be physically able to finish and be off the course within 60 minutes. Everyone receives the same amenities that include a long-sleeve event tee along with a Goody Bag full of…

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OBX GO FAR Turkey Trot

November 22 @ 9:00 am
Southern Shores Town Hall, 5375 N. Virginia Dare Trail
Southern Shores, NC 27949 United States
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$15 – $35
Outer Banks events - Thanksgiving 5k race - OBX GoFar Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving morning is a perfect time to be surrounded by family and friends in the beautiful town of Southern Shores. Lace up your sneakers and come on out to run with us, have fun, and have a hot breakfast! The first place male and female will take home a yummy Thanksgiving pie specially made for your Thanksgiving meal!

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December 2018

Ugly Sweater Run

December 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Tri Outer Banks Sports, 3105 N Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 United States
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Outer Banks 5K races - Ugly Sweater Run

Come run or walk this holiday-themed 5k hosted by Tri Outer Banks Sports and win a prize for the ugliest sweater! Refreshments and door prizes. Please call 252-715-3278 and register by Dec. 5th. Open to all ages. Cost: Food for the Dare County Food Pantry.

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