Outer Banks Sporting Events
Outer Banks Sporting Events is a non-profit organization. OBSE donates 100% of net proceeds to the Dare Education Foundation, working to maximize student potential by providing resources to students and teachers in Dare County schools and the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, providing financial assistance to families in crisis. OBSE is proud to help improve the quality of life for Dare County citizens through support of these two foundations. In addition OBSE brings positive economic impact throughout Dare County by increasing tourism during the shoulder seasons thereby helping stimulate local business including hotel, motel, vacation rental homes, restaurants and shopping.
The mission of Outer Banks Sporting Events, Inc. is to organize and promote sports competition and healthy living lifestyle choices, provide financial support for needed relief and public education while contributing to the economic impact for the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
NEXT GREAT RACE:
April 18 & 19, 2015
..." thank YOU, and thanks to the wonderful volunteers! A great event as always. I have done quite a few half marathons over the past few years and this is, without doubt, the best organized and (perhaps more importantly) the friendliest!"
Storm the Beach!
June 15, 2014 - Fathers Day!
WOW!!!! Thanks OBSE for a spectacular Storm the Beach. When my teenager looks at me and says "I can't wait to do this again next year", then you know you have done something right!!!!!! Thanks for a great Sunday morning at the beach. Storm the Beach was the best time I have ever had while "running" and I uses that term loosely! Thanks again to OBSE and to ALL the volunteers who supported us today! You guys rock!! :)
Veterans Day Weekend! November 7,8 - 9, 2014
I wanted to reach out and say thank you for a wonderful race! I participated in the Marathon and it was such an incredible experience. It was smaller than many of the races I've run recently and that's why I loved it! The volunteers were amazing from the expo through to the finish line. The course was beautiful, there was plenty of gu and water/Gatorade. I will be back and I will tell my friends about this one, thank you!!
~ L. Swift 2013 participant
Flying Pirate - April: LOVED the (Flying Pirate)course, food, people, and the level of organization! the pictures turned out great, and the food at the finish line was wonderful! loved the picture with the pirate at the end. Really enjoyed this race despite the pouring rain-- it was an awesome first 1/2 Marathon experience! thank you!
Really nice course. Wonderful volunteers who braved the steady rain with all the runners and walkers on Sunday. The Expo was better than we anticipated for a small race. Very pleased with the medals - they are fantastic. The visors were a nice surprise at the end. Will definitely recommend this to other runners.
Gateway Bank Outer Banks Marathon -November: About the race....I have ran marathons in three other states (Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana) and for a lot of reasons (childhood including) this was by far my favorite. It was AMAZING when we went from the sandy road to the trail in the woods. By FAR my favorite part of the race. Please never take that part out. I will try to make the 24 hour round trip again for your race...it may be a couple years (wife is supposed to have guaranteed entry to NY next year???) but I will do my best!
Outer Banks Triathlon - September : I would just like to take time to commend you on an absolutely wonderful race in a gorgeous part of the country. Being from the Denver area, I have not spent much time on the East Coast, so when I found that I'd be working in Norfolk, VA for a few weeks which happened to coincided with the race, I conspired with my managers to take the weekend off, have my wife fly out and bring my bike (I'm going to be paying her back for that for quite some time!) to come down and enjoy ourselves in the Outer Banks area.
As a smaller race, it would be easy for you to not take the time to focus on the small details, but you have done just the opposite (the cold towels on the run is just one example). There were plenty of aid stations (on both the bike and run), they were well stocked and the volunteers staffing those aid stations were amazing. Check-in was a breeze! I was equally impressed with the number of safety vessels and lifeguards on the swim.
As a USAT Coach and the Coaching Director of a large Tri-Club here in the Denver Metro area, I will certainly be recommending this race to anyone who is looking for a destination race that is well managed and pays great attention to detail.
Thank you very much!