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When and Where
Event Date:
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Event Location:
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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2019 Flying Pirate Half Marathon

    • 2 Day Jolly Roger Pirate Expo
    • First Flight 5K - Event Shirt & Custom First Flight 5K Finisher Medal!
    • Free parking  
    • Free shuttle service & bag check for 13.1
    • PACERS! 1:45  2:00  2:25  2:30 
    • Free runner beer & food at the Pirate Jamboree Finish Line. 
      (All scallywags are invited!)
    • Shake yer booty with live music at the Pirate Jamboree Finish!

13.1 SWAG is awesome this year! Pick it up at the EXPO!

  • And the amazing Flying Pirate Event Shirt & Medal
  • Brave Double Dare Challengers will earn the 5K shirt & medal, the Half Marathon shirt & medal & swag
    Yo! Thats 2 Shirts and 3 Medals! 
    Guaranteed to impress your crew with this bling!

Costume Contest Matey!

Get your Pirate gear on and win!  Get creative, funny and/or fancy! 
Enthusiasm Counts! Show your stuff at a special Mile Marker judging spot.Prizes will be awarded at the Post Race Jamboree. Win a free entry to 2019! Yo Ho HO!

Double Dare Challenge Awards for Overall Top Male Finisher and Top Female Finisher!

Run the 5K on Saturday and the 13.1 on Sunday! YOU CAN DO IT!

A fun filled Pirate themed Half Marathon! Happening on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina! Run the Half Marathon 13.1 miles and cover some spectacular ground. Join the Outer Banks pirates for this fantastic race. Begin in Kitty Hawk and follow the course into Nags Head along the Albemarle Sound, arount the Wright Brothers National Memorial, and through nags Head Woods Maritime Forest. Finish with a Pirate Jamboree in Nags Head!


The Flying Pirate is a super race-beautiful course, wonderful management and great volunteers. But the thing that really sets it apart is the way the community embraces the event. A couple passing out champagne shots, the hopscotch course, the random Deejays inspiring us with Michael Jackson jams & Eye of the Tiger riffs from their front porches. And the infinite supply of hand clappers & cowbells motivating runners from mile 1 to mile 13. Running can be a meditative, solitary experience, but when you're working to take it to the next level-a PR, a new distance, not being last in your age group-cheerleaders can make all the difference. The Flying Pirate race captures why people run from the community of runners to the #obxcommunity letting us run on their home turf. It's a celebration of all running can be and proof positive that the best runs are not about the race but the journey. 

Flying Pirate Newsletter 

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule

FRIDAY, April 13th 12pm—7pm

  Expo & Packet Pick-up

Dare County Youth Center 602 Mustian Ave.

Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948


SATURDAY,  April 14th


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


9am—6pm  Jolly Roger Pirate Expo & Packet Pick-up Dare County Youth Center

 602 Mustian Ave., Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

11am—6pm  Food for purchase at the Expo! Available from  Outer Banks Brewing Station   


SUNDAY, April 15th


7:00am  Flying Pirate Half Marathon START  Presented by Wells Fargo Bank  5300 The Woods Road, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 8:30am—12:30pm Pirates Jamboree Post Race Party!

LIVE MUSIC, 3022 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC  27959 Behind Wing’s in Pirate’s 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

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

Costume Contest! Wear your best pirate gear!


Sponsored in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

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