Thinking about your New Year’s resolutions? Us too. Getting more beach time in… Relaxing with family more… Making sure we are getting some exercise in (more surf lessons with Kitty Hawk Kites or morning yoga)…

One more thing we never tire of is running on our pristine beaches! On the shoreline, the boardwalk, or just through all the wax myrtles, getting your legs pumping in our scenic region is remarkably unique. With healthy lifestyles trending on the rise, taking a vacation that has a built in family run is perfect to fit in on your stay in the Outer Banks! We have so many races to offer, and it’s a perfect idea to reserve your spot now when your resolution will power is strongest. Here are some marathons you should check out now while making your 2015 promises to yourself.



Runners come from all over the country to travel over 100 miles by foot from the Currituck Light House, past the Bodie Island and Hatteras Lighthouses through the scenic Cape Hatteras National Seashore, to the Graveyard of the Atlantic! Don’t forgot this one of a kind opportunity to see the breathtaking landscapes of the Outer Banks.

Flying Pirate Half Marathon

Arggghh, matey! Show up in your most treasured Pirate costume for this themed race. Beginning in Kitty Hawk, you can run the banks all the way to the Pirate Jamboree waiting at the finish. A pirate’s booty will be waiting that’s exactly what every scallywag needs at the finish line for every participant that crosses!

OBX Triathlon

Where better to do a swim-bike-run than here on the Outer Banks? All three parts located in Manteo, with plenty of space for supporters! This two day haul is known for particularly spirited spectators, encouraging the participants through all three legs whether solo or a relay team. Awesome for families or just on your own.

Outer Banks Marathon

Not to be missed, this marathon is on its 10th annual circulation and it has a great execution for its participants. Known for its abundant volunteers, this race is great for groups or individuals coming down for some good hospitality. Come for the weekend or stay through the week, because you will most definitely see tons of places you’ll want to visit on the race course after you finish!

Sanderling Resort is the host hotel for GY100 and an Accommodation Sponsor for all the OBSE events in 2015.

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