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TAKE THE SCENIC ROUTE! RUN THE TOWNEBANK OUTER BANKS MARATHON!

It’s been stated that the best way to explore a destination is to run through it! The Outer Banks Marathon held each Veteran’s Day weekend will gives a tour of this historic coastline like no other! An event for all ages and for the inner explorer in all of us, this flat point-to-point (Boston Qualifier) course will take you through the beautiful and breathtaking coast of North Carolina’s Outer Banks!   The Outer Banks Marathon, with it’s authentic “hometown” feel and encouragement by thousands of OBX residents along the way, will please all of the senses! Begin your journey through...

OBSE Is Now Recruiting Volunteers for the TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon!

Outer Banks Sporting Events will be hosting their 13th annual TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon this November 10-11, 2018. Athletes from all over the country will arrive to participate in the event to be held from Kitty Hawk, NC  to Manteo, NC on beautiful Roanoke Island. Great Events only exist because of the generous time donated by great volunteers! And while it’s great to help other people, the benefits for the volunteer is quite surprising! Here Are Four Benefits of Volunteering And Why You Should Give It A “TRI”! Health - Volunteers say that they feel better physically, mentally and emotionally!...

Meet Manteo Cyclery, the official “Bike Support Mechanic” of The Outer Banks...

  It’s race day! And triathletes have a lot to think about like swim gear, bike gear, run gear, nutrition and transition times. Among others things, these athletes need to be sure their bike is safe to ride, meets all the requirements for the race and is generally road worthy. If something simple is missed, like a handlebar end cap, an athlete may be disqualified. Enter Brian Brockway, owner / operator of Manteo Cyclery located at  627 US-64, Manteo, NC. Brian, who has helped out Outer Banks Sporting Events during the OBX Cycle Race last year has partnered with OBSE...

The White Doe Inn to Host “Volunteer Sign Up Night” for Outer...

On Monday August 20th, 2018,  Outer Banks Sporting Events will be conducting a sign up night for past and potentially new volunteers at The White Doe Inn located in Manteo, NC. from 4PM - 7PM. Outer Banks Sporting Events is a 501c3 non-profit organization that organizes and promotes sports competition and healthy living resources, provide financial resources for needed relief and support for public education while contributing to economic impact for the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 100% of net proceeds are shared by the Dare Education Foundation and the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. These events take months to plan...

Outer Banks Sporting Events Welcomes Tri Outer Banks Sports As New Sponsor.

OBSE and local Tri Store, Tri Outer Banks Sports located in Kill Devils, NC are no strangers to each other when it comes to partnering together! The Tri store has been the exclusive vendor on site since 2012 for OBSE’s annual Outer Banks Triathlon held each September. It was only after being approached by several other race organizations to be a bigger part of a Tri event that owner’s of the store Butch & Debbie Luke decided that it was time to raise the bar and be a full-fledged major sponsor of the event that they have come to love...

Our Wheels are Turning for the 3rd Annual Outer Banks Cycle Event!

Outer Banks Sporting Events is rolling out the details for their 3rd annual Cycle Event to take place on September 29th, 2018. Happening just two weeks after the Outer Banks Triathlon, returning participants can lose the running shoes and drop the swim caps in this cycle only event through the streets of Roanoke Island! The event will feature a 20k and 40k race with both competitive and recreational options and waves for each! For athletes wanting to go big or go home, OBSE is offering both distances as a challenge event! For the new and/or young riders wanting to keep...

National Park Service & OBSE Partner On A New Triathlon Course

Sometimes it’s just a good idea to TRI something different… and that’s just what Outer Banks Sporting Events has done with this years 2018 Outer Banks Triathlon in September.   In a constant effort to keep things fresh with new races and events for locals and tourists alike, OBSE decided to give the “Best Tri Venue on the East Coast” a bit of a face lift. Starting with the idea of extending it’s course and tying it in with some of the local history of Roanoke Island, where the triathlon takes place.   With the new addition of a second...

Special News for Flying Pirate Weekend
Special News for Flying Pirate Weekend - April 2018

Outer Banks & Running Lover Chris Heasly's Celebration of Life & Sport This April, the First Flight 5K will have special meaning. It is an honor to have been contacted by Kathryn and Patrice Heasly, the daughter and wife of a gentleman that passed away at the First Flight 5K in 2013. On the 5th anniversary of their tragic loss, the Heasly family will attend the event at the Wright Brother's Memorial, this time in loving memory of Chris Heasly, who loved the sport of running and the Outer Banks. We look forward to this day and celebrating the life...

OBSE in the News – Pace the Nation Podcast
Pace the Nation podcast

Pace the Nation is a Podcast brought to you by Pacers Running Listen to OBSE Executive Director Ray Robinson talk about Outer Banks Sporting Events and they great things they are doing. Listen Now on SoundCloud "At (13:19) we are joined by the executive director of the Outer Banks Sporting Events Ray Robinson. We talk about the Outer Banks race series, operating as a non-profit and the benefiting charities. Ray goes through the different races in the series, the Flying Pirate Half Marathon, Storm the Beach, the triathlon and the Outer Banks marathon. At (19:48) Ray describes the southern fried...