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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...

Outer Banks Sporting Events and Dare County Arts Council Present Sassagrass Live

November 3-11 will be one of the busiest weeks in the shoulder season as people from all over the country travel to the beach for the 5th Annual Outer Banks Veterans Week and the 12th Annual Outer Banks Marathon. On Friday, November 10 Outer Banks Sporting Events and Dare County Arts Council will host a free concert at Pamlico Jacks in Nags Head for guests attending these events, their friends and families, and the Outer Banks community. “Outer Banks Sporting Events is elated to partner with Dare County Arts Council to create lasting change in our global community through veterans...

OBSE Celebrates $50M Economic Impact

Outer Banks Sporting Events celebrated a $50M impact on the Outer Banks in the last ten years. The event took place at the Duck Wood Country Club Sep. 15. Present were longtime Outer Banks Sporting Events sponsors, board members, and founders. John Gillam III, board chairman of Outer Banks Sporting Event opened the evening by welcoming everybody and thanking the sponsors and volunteers. Next up was Elizabeth Silverthorne, Executive Director of the Dare Education Foundation and a recipient of the funds from Outer Banks Sporting Events. "There's so much gratitude for all of you, for the energy and the time...

Outer Banks Sporting Events Welcomes New Executive Director
Running USA

Outer Banks Sporting Events organizes the TowneBank Outer Banks Marathon, Flying Pirate Half Marathon, and 3 other races Outer Banks Sporting Events welcomes new executive director, Ray Robinson. Originally from the Winston Salem area of North Carolina, Ray attended Elizabeth City State University to earn his undergraduate degree in political science. Ray went on to receive his Master's degree in Nonprofit Management from High Point University and has served as director of development and vice president of operations for advertising firm Ken Ethridge & Associates in Winston Salem and then as chief executive officer of Evergreen Boys and Girls Club...

OBSE Announces A New Partnership

The Outer Banks Sporting Events, (OBSE) is proud to announce a new partnership with the Silicon Travel. The partnership event was held at the Dare County Arts Council June 1 where a check of $5,500 was donated to OBSE. 100% of the proceeds support the Dare Education Foundation and the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. The Silicon Travel mission is to provide consistent, exceptional customer service and growth opportunities for employees, clients (guests, homeowners, and managers) and investors through the strategic emphasis of providing advertising and Internet installation and ancillary support and maintenance services. About the Outer Banks Sporting Events Outer...