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Sponsored in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

Table of Contents Schedule of Events - P. 3 Jolly Roger Runner Expo - P. 4,5 Directions and map Expo Floor Plan and vendor list First Flight 5K - P. 7 5K Course Map Corral Times Fun Run Half Marathon Info - P. 8, 9,10,11 Runner drop off & parking Shuttle & Gear Bag Service Half Marathon Course Description - P. 12 Spectator Info - P. 12 Viewing Spots & Road Closures Lost & Found Race Day Road Closure Post Race Jamboree! - P. 13 Finish Line and Party Site Map Awards Sponsor Thank You Pages - 15,16,17

Outer Banks Sporting Events sends special thanks to Merry Medlelson for her many years helping as OBSE’s volunteer coordinator! We are grateful to our community of giving volunteers allowing OBSE to produce spectacular events 4 times per year! Your volunteer hours are what make these events great! ~ Because of you OBSE has donated $800,151 of net proceeds back to our community through the good works of the Outer Banks Relief Community and the Dare Education Foundation.


FRIDAY, April 21st 2pm—7pm Jolly Roger Runner Expo & Packet Pick-up Dare County Youth Center 602 Mustian Ave. Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

SATURDAY, April 22nd 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 8:30am Family Fun Run—look for the red & black flags! 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 Pirate Expo sponsored by Jolly Roger Restaurant—Arrrgghh!

SUNDAY, April 23rd 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 by Pirate’s Quay, 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 Age Group Award Announcements begin Costume Contest Awards will be after the Age Group Awards $500 prize winner announced!

RACE RESULTS will be available to participants, friends, and family in these ways: Results Kiosks look for the green Precision Race Tent at the Finish ItsYourRace mobile app download the app at the app store Online at

Costume Contest! Wear your best pirate gear! Win a prize pack or a free entry to Flying Pirate 2018! Be on the look out for our course Photographers! And show your best smile Matey! Photo credit: Evan Pilchik Photography Cory Godwin Productions Follow us on... #FlyingPirateHalfMarathon


JOLLY ROGER RUNNER’S EXPO Friday, April 21st - 2pm - 7pm Saturday, April 22rd - 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.



There are no Refunds/Deferrals to next years race. REGISTRATION FOR THE HALF MARATHON IS AVAILABLE AT THE EXPO! THERE ARE LIMITED SPOTS FOR THE CHALLENGE AND THE FIRST FLIGHT 5K! Go to the registration booth at the Expo to sign up! There is no race day registration on site.

First Flight Elementary Sch X

The First Flight 5K Start is at 7:30am. Saturday Expo opens at 9am. Go directly to the Wright Brothers Memorial Park if you have not picked up your 5K or Challenge Bibs.


The ZEN of Massage

Friday Parking: There is limited parking allowed at the P&R lot until 4pm on Friday. After 4pm the lot will be closed.

The best way to run a race is to be relaxed, calm, and feel good in your body. Massage is a great way to accomplish all three. Pre-race, the massage therapist’s hands on your body switch your nervous system from a stressdominated state to one of calm awareness. This will allow your muscles and other soft tissues to relax, so that you can experience ease and freedom of movement. Sound good? Make sure you stop by the Sports Massage Booth at the race expo and experience the sensation of relaxation for yourself! Then on Sunday morning after running through some of the most beautiful terrain of our towns, take a few minutes and do your body a favor and receive some post-race bodywork. Getting stretched out by a trained sports massage therapist will reduce DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) by pumping the lymphatic system to clear toxins and congestion. It feels really good, especially on tight hamstrings and iliotibial bands! Plus, your nervous system will be ready for another round of calm after a 13.1 mile run.

Parking is available Friday and all day Saturday at: First Flight Elementary School AFTER 4PM FRIDAY 107 Veterans Drive, KDH NC 27948 Dare County Library 400 Mustian St, KDH NC 27948 Dare Water Dept. 600 Mustian St., KDH NC 27948

Our local Outer Banks Running Club members will be available to answer course questions at the Information Booth! Thank you OBRC for your ongoing support!

The Baum Center 300 Mustian St., KDH NC 27948


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.

Visit Booth #16 for a Sport Massage & make plans fr a post race massage at the Post Race Jamboree!

First Flight 5K START 7:30am Located at the Wright Brothers Memorial Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Parking Available at: First Flight High School, Middle School and Elementary School Plan a 15 Minute walk over to the Monument site.

All participants are encouraged to line up by their estimated finish time. GUN START! 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 congestion and improve the quality of your race experience.

Runners Etiquette reminder: Walkers and slower runners are asked to not walk abreast so that faster runners can run past you.

Fun Run after the 5K. START 8:30am Wright Brothers Memorial Look for the red & black flags marking the Start of the Fun Run. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Bibs and medals are for the first 250 registered. 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.

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

5300 The Woods Road, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 This is an open course, there may be vehicles along the road.

HALF MARATHON RUNNER DROP OFF 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.

Park near the FINISH Take a shuttle to the START. Start Shuttles depart from Pirates Quay/Nags Head Elementary School 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 parking areas. It leaves the Start at 7:15am. 2 Person Relay Runners - Runner #1 A shuttle will come through Dock St. & Bay Dr. at approximately 7:40 and 8:40 to take you to the Finish.

HALF MARATHON PARKING at the Finish 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 There is no runner parking at the YMCA

GEAR BAG SERVICES Half Marathon Runners 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 provided at the EXPO). Please use a closeable bag, such as a small duffel bag, cinch sack or back pack. Keep the size to 16”X20” or less.

8 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!

There is a large changing tent available at the FINISH. This is located near the UPS trucks.

Pacers | Gu gels on the course | Split 10K Costume Contest judges at all Mile Markers! Show them your best pirate antics! Can’t Finish? In a non-emergency call 252-423-1537 Course time limit: 4 hours - This course requires you to average an 18 minute mile pace to finish before course cut off. (Sweeper) Mandatory corral start - Estimated finish time from your registration information, printed on your bib.

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.


Outer Banks Sporting Events supports a hands free Finish! HANDS FREE AT THE FINISH FOR BISCUITS & BEER!


10 You may know by now that the Flying Pirate Half Marathon runs roughly the last 5K in the beautiful Nags Head Woods Nature Preserve. About two thirds is a packed gravel road leading to a softer, sandy rolling terrain to the finish. Prepare to absorb the change and enjoy the last leg of the race! It's best to run with a short stride. With a longer stride, you'll be less stable when landing. Shorter strides make it easier for the foot to land directly underneath the body, reducing instability as the feet sense how to adjust to the ground. The point is that a short, quick stride makes you more responsive to uneven terrain. Combined with being more mindful of the trail, run more economically (in other words, you'll be more efficient so it feels easier). Take in the beauty of this maritime forest and know that the booty is within reach! ~Have a great run~ Jenny Ash Race Director, Outer Banks Sporting

SPECTATOR VIEWING SPOTS 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

LOST & FOUND All lost and found items, excluding discarded clothing along the course, will be taken to the retail tent area at the Post Race Party. Call 252-423-0591 (race day only) for assistance. Discarded clothing along the course will be donated or thrown away.



The Flying Pirate Half Marathon will start at 7:00am in Kitty Hawk on Woods Road and finishes behind the YMCA in Nags Head. Limited access is available for anyone needing to get to a location along the course. All roads will re-open as runners progress through each town. Runners and Walkers will be coming through: •

Town of Kitty Hawk: 6:30am—8:05am

Town of Kill Devil Hills: 7:00am—10:10am

Town of Nags Head: 7:25am—12:10pm

HALF MARATHON COURSE DESCRIPTION NOTE: The Outer Banks is at sea level and the point-topoint course is reasonably flat. There is one point of course elevation, within the Nags Head Woods Preserve trail run with off road conditions between mile 12 & 13. Course Description: 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 powered 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 within this unique ecosystem. 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. NOTE: Here is the final course elevation before crossing the Finish line. Look up and catch a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean! Take in the beauty of this awesome maritime forest and give yourself a pat on the made it! Now it's party time!!


EVERYONE IS INVITED! Celebrate with your crew at the Pirate Jamboree!


Dancing Pirates await you at this Buccaneer throw down!

Awards! Best Costume Awards! Live Music! Food! Beer! (for those 21+) OBSE Retail!

Return Shuttles will be here too! Beginning at 8:30am they will run until 12:45pm.


RESULTS will be posted at the green Precision Results Tent . Check them out on your way to the Party!

WHO’S THAT LADY? Those of you who have run with OBSE have no doubt seen, heard or personally met our Lady Pirate, Diana Lorditch, AKA Garnett DuBois. Garnett has been a pirate her whole life and when the opportunity to join the OBSE family came up, she jumped at the chance. For 8 years Garnett has been motivating runners and spectators at every event. Garnett’s pirate flair and fashion make her presence a memorable one for all. You will find her posing for photos, signing autographs, dancing and singing for the crowds. From the Start to the Finish, she seems to be everywhere! At 6 in the morning she dances through the crowds with more enthusiasm than anyone should at that time of day. Yelling to the crowds “Are you ready to Run?!” Garnett DuBois wants everyone to know that each of you has a pirate inside, and a pirate name as well. Be sure to look for her at the next Outer Banks Sporting Events race and ask her what your pirate name is.

GET THE APP! Download the free ITSYOURRACE app on your mobile device. Available for iPhone and Android. Search ITSYOURRACE for Flying Pirate Half Marathon, click open and find important information about our upcoming race weekend! Weekend Schedule • Expo Info • Course Maps • Parking places • Shuttle information • Runner Tracking - for family and friends • Post directly to Facebook • Race Results

Outer Banks Relief Foundation and Dare Education Foundation will be greeting you at the Expo. They are so grateful for every participant who takes part in OBSE's events. 100% of net proceeds support their missions. MORE INFORMATION...

The Beach Food Pantry will have a table at the Expo. Bring any non-perishable items or cash to donate! Visit their website for a list of needed items. MORE INFORMATION...







100% of net proceeds from the Flying Pirate Half Marathon & First Flight 5K support the missions of the Dare Education Foundation and the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.

Outer Banks Sporting Events sincerely thanks our amazing sponsors! We could not have these events with out your support

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