- 3 miles/5K, 5 miles/8K, 6 miles/10K, 13.1/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon
- Road Race
Outer Banks Marathon 2017
When I signed up for the Outer Banks Marathon, the first thing that came to mind was the ocean front, wind and sand. When I left the Outer Banks (OBX) after running the 2017 edition of the marathon what came to mind was that this race had it all.
NOTE: In all transparency, I was provided a free entry into the Outer Banks Marathon as a ambassador. But my feelings and thoughts about the race have not and will not be influenced.
This race had it all…
The expo/packet pick up were both well organized. I arrived on site early Saturday morning to cold and blustery winds with the Saturday races already in full effect. I was hoping the weather would take a turn for the better as I unloaded and headed for the expo. I was at the expo all day talking to runners and pushing my books, Running to Leadville and 26.2 Tips to run your best MARATHON. To be 100% honest, I never heard one complaint. Other than the harsh running conditions on Saturday everyone was happy and the excitement for marathon morning was in the air. The expo had a great mixture of running and area related goods. The traffic was steady all day I enjoyed meeting new and old friends while talking with a bunch of eager runners.
This race had it all.
Roads: The majority of the race was run on the roads around and within the Outer Banks. Prior to the race I dreaded the idea of endless miles trying to survive from one-mile marker to the next.
Trails: I had heard about the trails of the OBX marathon and although I consider myself an experienced trail runner, they did offer a nice little challenge.
Hills: The OBX course is flat. BUT......
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Overall: Great small town race, a great late fall get away and race.
T-shirts/Swag: Nice items to remember the race.
Aid Stations were SUPER...staff friendly and helpful.
Course: Varied terrain made the miles pass by.
EXPO: Small size but they had a little bit of everything.
Elevation: Flat with a daunting hill at the end.
Parking: No issues.
Race Management: No issues at all...they were on their game all weekend.
The local community and running clubs really came out to support us runners.
The provided Pace Team was spot on....
Highly recommend to anyone wanting an awesome race experience.