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All the important information you need to know for Flying Pirate Race Weekend. Schedules, Shuttles, Parking, Start Time, Awards and more! Thank you for choosing to run Outer Banks Style at the Flying Pirate Half Marathon & First Flight 5K!

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  • Table of Contents Schedule of Events - P. 3

    Jolly Roger Runner Expo - P. 4

    Directions and map

    Expo Floor Plan and vendor list - P. 5

    First Flight 5K - P. 6

    5K Course Map

    Corral Times

    Free Fun Run

    Half Marathon Info - P. 7, 8, 9

    Runner drop off


    Shuttle Service

    Gear Bag Service

    Half Marathon Course Description - P. 9, 10

    Spectator Info - P. 9

    Viewing Spots

    Lost & Found

    Race Day Road Closure

    Post Race Jamboree! - P. 12

    Finish Line and Party Site Map


    Sponsor Thank You Pages - 13 & 15,16

    Outer Banks Sporting Events sends its

    sincere thanks for your time, enthusiasm

    and volunteer efforts on our behalf. Our

    community of giving volunteers allows

    OBSE to produce spectacular events 4

    times per year!

    Because of you OBSE can donate 100% of

    net proceeds back to our community

    through the good works of the Outer

    Banks Relief Community and the Dare

    Education Foundation.

  • SATURDAY, April 16th 7:30am First Flight 5K Presented by Outer Banks Hospital Wright Brothers National Memorial located at milepost 7.5 on US Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 9:00am 5k Awards Ceremony Age Group / Overall 1, 2, 3 / Masters 1, 2, 3 9am6pm Jolly Roger Pirate Expo & Packet Pick-up Dare County Youth Center 602 Mustian Ave., Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

    11am6pm Food for purchase at the Expo! Available from Outer Banks Brewing Station Pirate Expo sponsored by Jolly Roger RestaurantArrrgghh!

    SUNDAY, April 17th 7:00am Flying Pirate Half Marathon START Presented by Wells Fargo Bank

    5300 The Woods Road, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

    8:30am12:30pm Pirates Jamboree Post Race Party!


    Pirates Quay, 3022 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 27959 Behind Wings in Pirates Quay Shopping Center

    10am Flying Pirate Awards Ceremony Overall & Masters 1, 2, 3 10:30am Age Group Award Announcements

    Costume Contest Awards will be after the Age Group Awards

    RACE RESULTS will be available to participants, friends, and family in these ways:

    Results Kiosks

    ItsYourRace mobile app

    Online at http://www.precisionrace.com/obx-flying-pirate-results

    Costume Contest!

    Wear your best pirate gear!

    FRIDAY, April 15th


    Jolly Roger Runner Expo & Packet Pick-up Dare County Youth Center 602 Mustian Ave. Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

    Costume Judging will be at Mile 9.

    Shake yer booty and win!

    Remember Enthusiasm Counts!

    Look for our Photographer scattered along

    the course. Show your best smile Matey!

    Photographic credit:

    Evan Pilchik Photography and

    Michael Beswick Photography

    Sponsored in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau



    Friday, April 15th - 12pm - 7pm

    Saturday, April 16th - 9am - 6pm

    Please be sure to bring your bib number and a valid picture I.D. Each participant must pickup his/her own race bib. You will pick up your event shirt and SWAG (Stuff We All Get).

    Want to pick up for a friend? Bring their bib number, a copy of their driving license and a permission note from them.

    Person to person transfers are not allowed. There are no Refunds/Deferrals to next years race.

    REGISTRATION FOR THE HALF MARATHON IS AVAILABLE. THERE ARE LIMITED SPOTS FOR THE CHALLENGE! Go to the registration booth at the Expo to sign up! There is no race day registration.

    First Flight 5K is Sold Out.


    Sponsored by Jolly Roger Restaurant!


  • Fun at the Expo!

    Food will be available for purchase Friday & Saturday from

    our friends at the Outer Banks Brewing Station.

    Get your Beer Band from the Jolly Roger Pirates before you

    leave the Expo! Ages 21+

    Pacers will be available on Saturday to answer any pace

    questions you may have about their service.

    Outer Banks Running Club members will be available to

    answer course questions at the Information Booth!

    Thank you OBRC for your ongoing support!


  • Parking Available at: First Flight

    High School, Middle School and

    Elementary School

    Plan a 15 Minute walk over to

    the Monument site.

    First Flight 5K START 7:30am

    Located at the Wright Brothers Memorial

    Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

    All participants are encouraged to line up by their

    estimated finish time.

    Four (4) corrals will be set up: Corral A - Under 25 min Corral B - 25 min 35 min Corral C - 35 min 45 min Corral D - Over 45 min & Walkers By starting in your appropriate corral we will minimize con-gestion and improve the quality of your race experience.

    Fun Run after the 5K. START 8:30am Wright Brothers Memorial

    Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Bibs and medals are for the first 250 reg-

    istered. All runners are required to register prior to running.

    Only those with bibs will receive the FINISH medal.

    If spots are not filled, Registration will be available at the Pirate Expo or at the race site one

    hour prior to the race.

    Runners Etiquette reminder: Walkers and slower

    runners are asked to stay to the LEFT of the course.

    Please do not walk abreast so that faster runners can

    run past you.


    Kitty Hawk Elementary School 16 Dogwood Trail Southern Shores, NC 27949

    From N. Croatan Hwy./US 158 in Southern Shores, turn onto Dogwood Trail. Turn right into the Kitty Hawk Elementary School parking lot. Runner drop off is at the school and a short walk to the START.

    SHUTTLE SERVICE Half Marathon Runners Runners utilizing the shuttle service should arrive at their

    shuttle pick up location at least 10 minutes prior to the first

    scheduled departure. Arrive early to make sure you get on the

    shuttle and arrive at the START on time.

    Park near the START at Walmart , 5400 N. Croatan Hwy.,

    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949. Shuttles to the START run every

    10 minutes beginning at 5:50am.

    Last shuttle from Walmart to the START is 6:30am.

    Pirates Quay Shopping Center:

    3022 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head

    Nags Head Elementary School:

    3100 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head

    Central Square:

    2910 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head

    Nags Head Professional Center:

    103 & 106 W. Woodhill Dr., Nags Head


    7:00am Flying Pirate Half Marathon START Presented by Wells Fargo Bank

    5300 The Woods Road, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

    Park near the FINISH at Pirates Quay or Nags Head

    Elementary School. Take a shuttle to the START.

    Shuttles depart from Pirates Quay/NHES every 10

    Minutes beginning at 5:30am. The trip time from the

    FINISH to the START is approximately 30 minutes. Allow

    yourself enough time to park and walk to Shuttle area

    prior to the trip.

    Last shuttle to the Start from Nags Head is 6:15am.

    There is one shuttle after the Start begins to take

    spectators back to Walmart parking and the Finish park-

    ing areas. It leaves the Start at 7:15am.

  • Runner Tip: If you are wearing warm up gear to the start of the race, be prepared to utilize the gear bag service.

    We are not responsible for clothing or personal items left

    or forgotten; and all such items will be discarded or donated.

    Bring a change of clothes with you to the START and UPS will have your bag waiting for you at the FINISH! Use the tear-off label from your race bib to I.D. your bag (ties are provid-ed at the EXPO). Please use a closeable bag, such as a small duffel bag, cinch sack or back pack. Keep the size to 16X20 or less.

    There is a large changing tent available at the FINISH. This is located next to the YMCA.

    Pacers | Gu gels on the course | Split 10K Costume Contest judges at Mile #9! Show them your

    best pirate antics!

    Cant Finish? In a non-emergency call 252-216-6591 Course time limit: 4 hours - This course requires you to aver-age an 18 minute mile pace to finish before course cut off. (Sweeper)

    Mandatory wave start - placed by estimated finish time from your registration information.

    PACERS at these times : 1:45 2:00 2:15 2:30 Look for them at the Start and jump in. Pacer representatives will be at the Jolly Roger Pirate Expo on Saturday to answer your questions!

    GEAR BAG SERVICES Half Marathon Runners 8


    All areas provide direct viewing and off-road parking immediately adjacent to the course. It is advisable to stay East (Oceanside) of the course using RT. 158 to follow the runners along the course. Park at these locations and walk to the course:

    3rd St. and Bay Dr., Kill Devil Hills all the way to the end of the street.

    Kill Devil Hills Administration Bldg., Town Hall Drive, Near Mile Marker 9 Kill Devil Hills

    Nags Head Wood Visitors Center, 701 Ocean Acres Drive, MP 9.5, Nags Head


    All lost and found items, excluding discarded clothing along

    the course, will be taken to the Volunteer Check In area at the

    Post Race Party. Call 252-305-2508 (race day only) for

    assistance. Discarded clothing along the course will be

    donated or thrown away.

    RACE DAY ROAD CLOSURES Sunday, April 17

    The Flying Pirate Half Marathon will start at 7:00am in Kitty Hawk on Woods Road and finis