Friday July 3rd, 2020

Nags Head, NC

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Start off your Independence Day weekend by supporting an OBX treasure - the Outer Banks Running Club invites you to run/walk/overcome 2 miles on the tallest natural sand dune system in the eastern US!  Attracting runners looking for a "unique" challenge (and drawing a very competitive field), we also welcome people to walk the course (not just a "walk in the park" though)!  Quarter-mile Fun Run also available.  Benefits Friends of Jockey's Ridge, a local non-profit dedicated to preserving & enhancing the Park.

Friday July 3, 2020
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Carolista Drive, Milepost 12 on Highway 158
Nags Head, NC

Presented by the Outer Banks Running Club
Race Director:  Matt Witter
Email:  [email protected]
Club Website: http://www.outerbanks-runningclub.com/
Club Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/70724044388/

Beneficiary:  Proceeds benefit Friends of Jockey's Ridge, a local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, preserving, & enhancing Jockey's Ridge State Park.  For more information, click here:  http://www.jockeysridgestatepark.com/friends.html .

Pricing Categories (Register before 3/10 for early-bird pricing and before 10:00am on 6/9 to meet the 2-Miler giveaway deadline!):
2-miler ADULT
2-miler YOUTH (under 18)
Fun Run (all ages)

Registration: Online registration closes Wednesday July 1, 2020 at 8:00am (or sooner if race capacity is reached).  On-site registration may be available if the event is not full, but this is a popular event and registration is limited, so your best bet is to register online now!  2-Miler participants registered before 10:00am on Tuesday June 9, 2020 will receive a race t-shirt (cotton/blend, unisex sizing) as a giveaway item or something comparable.  A limited number of extra giveaway items will be ordered and distributed on a first come, first served basis to those 2-Miler participants who register after the deadline.  Fun Run participants do not receive the giveaway item.  To join the Outer Banks Running Club and receive member benefits including a discount on this year's 2-Miler, click here first: https://runsignup.com/Club/NC/KillDevilHills/OuterBanksRunningClub .  Otherwise, click here to register for the 2020 Killer Dunes 2-Miler & Fun Run: https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=62085 .

Course Information & Map:  The 2-Miler will be professionally timed by Mettle Timing.  The exact course/elevations change with the winds at Jockey's Ridge, up to the day of the event, but this is a close approximation of what you can expect to experience:  http://connect.garmin.com/activity/163077307 .  The Fun Run will start at approximately 9:15am and is a quarter mile in length (out & back from the start/finish line).

On-course Hydration & Medical Services:  Water station near mid-point of the course.  Dare County EMS will be on-call.

Top 3 Males and Top 3 Females Overall in 2-Miler
Age Group Awards (1st, 2nd, & 3rd) in 2-Miler
Finisher Awards for 2-Miler & Fun Run
Sweeper (please indicate during registration if you are interested) in 2-Miler

Packet Pick-up:  Thursday 7/2/20 from 3:00pm-5:00pm at Jockey's Ridge State Park, or Race Day on-site from 7:00am-8:00am.

Post-race Hospitality:  All-American fare for registered participants only.  No alcohol is permitted in the Park. 

Directions:  http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/jori/directions.php

Parking: On-site at Jockey's Ridge State Park.  Parking is limited at the Park, so please carpool as much as possible on race morning.

Refunds/Transfers/Inclement Weather:  This is a charity race and there will be no refunds or transfers.  The race will be held rain or shine, but may be delayed or cancelled in the event of unsafe weather conditions (ex. lightning) at the discretion of Park & Race officials.

Volunteers:  Please email Matt Witter at [email protected] if you are interested in helping with the race!

Sponsors:  Please email Matt Witter at [email protected] if you are interested in being a sponsor of the event!

Race Distances

Price Register
2-Miler ADULT Click to Find Out Register »
2-Miler YOUTH (under 18) Click to Find Out Register »
2-Miler ACTIVE US MILITARY/VETERANS ONLY Click to Find Out Register »
Fun Run (all ages) Click to Find Out Register »

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Start Location

Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head, NC

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