Flying Pirate Half Marathon – April 17, 2016 – The Woods Road – Kitty Hawk NC
This is a popular, mostly flat, point to point half marathon that gives runners a tour of the scenic Outer Banks. The post-race “party like a pirate” party will also be a blast, with live music, beer, and a costume contest.
FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS
Begin your journey in historic Kitty Hawk, home to the birth of aviation. This part of the course is flat, but don’t run so fast that you miss the incredible Outer Banks scenery.
After just a few miles you’ll be greeted by the real Outer Banks – the people who make up this warm, close-knit community. Feel the energy boost as they applaud your run down residential Bay Drive.
At mile 8 you’ll run along the base of the famous Wright Brothers Monument, marking the location of the first flight that took place on December 17, 1903. Look up and you are sure to see planes flying overhead. You’ll be running where flight began!
Just two miles down the road, yet another surprise is in store. Around mile 10, you’ll enter the Nags Head Woods Nature Preserve. This lush maritime forest will amaze you with its understated beauty. All the beauty of trail running, along a mulched, dirt road.
No one said this was going to be easy. At about mile 12, you’ll leave Nags Head Woods on a narrow trail with off-road conditions. Mulch/Sand/Dirt.
5300 The Woods Road
Kitty Hawk NC 27949
Race starts at 7 AM.INFO/REGISTRATION @ RACE WEBSITE