The mission of the Outer Banks Sporting Events is to organize sporting events and competitions, promote healthy living lifestyles, and provide financial resources for needed relief and education, while contributing to economic impact of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Annual events include:

Flying Pirate Half Marathon - Begin your journey in historic Kitty Hawk, home to the birth of aviation. Run with the ghosts of the Wright Brothers as you meander the Memorial Trail on the edge of the picturesque Albemarle Sound. This part of the course is flat, but don’t run so fast that you miss the incredible Outer Banks scenery. Sea oats, herons, egrets and sound views create a relaxing start to your 13.1 mile-long journey.

Outer Banks Triathlon - The Outer Banks Triathlon (all three races) will start and finish next to Dare County Regional Airport and the NC Aquarium.

Outer Banks Marathon - The Gateway Bank Outer Banks Marathon, winding its way through the natural beauty that is North Carolina’s Outer Banks, is like no other.

Half Marathon - is the second half of the Outer Banks Marathon course, (see above). The half marathon will begin in Nags Head, near the largest sand dune on the East Coast at Jockey’s Ridge State Park

8K - is an out-and-back course which will start in Kill Devil Hills at the First Flight High School track (in front of the grandstand),

Fun Run - Kids and kids-at-heart will enjoy participating in the one mile Fun Run!