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Ocracoke Island Weekend Runfest 5K, 10K & Half Marathon

April 27, 2024

Ocracoke, NC

Get ready to make waves at the Ocracoke Island Weekend Runfest! Join us on April 27, 2024, in the stunning Ocracoke, NC, for an epic 5K, 10K & Half Marathon extravaganza. This island getaway promises a running experience like no other, where sandy beaches and salty air will be your cheering squad. Don't miss out on this coastal celebration of running prowess!
Get ready to make waves at the Ocracoke Island Weekend Runfest! Join us on April 27, 2024, in the stunning Ocracoke, NC, for an epic 5K, 10K & Half Marathon extravaganza. This island getaway promises a running experience like no other, where sandy beaches and salty air will be your cheering squad. Don't miss out on this coastal celebration of running prowess!
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About The Ocracoke Island Weekend Runfest 5K, 10K & Half Marathon

The Ocracoke Island Weekend Runfest 5K, 10K & Half Marathon, also known as the 13th Annual Scallywag 5K/10K & 9th Annual Blackbeard’s Half Marathon, is an exciting race held on April 27th, 2024, in the picturesque town of Ocracoke, NC. This event offers a unique and challenging experience for all participants, from seasoned runners to beginners looking for an unforgettable race.

One of the highlights of this race is the Lt. Maynard’s Challenge, where runners can test their endurance and complete both the Scallywag 5K or 10K on Saturday and the Blackbeard’s Half Marathon on Sunday. Finishers of this challenge will receive a special recognition item, allowing them to join the elusive ranks of Lt. Maynard himself.

Not only is the Ocracoke Island Weekend Runfest a chance to test your limits, but it is also an opportunity to give back to the community. The race benefits the Ocracoke Community Radio WOVV, Ocracoke School Athletic Boosters Club, and Ocracoke Community Park. By participating, runners can support the island’s valuable community services.

The race weekend kicks off with packet pickup at the 1718 Brewery on Friday and continues on Saturday morning for the 5K/10K participants. The Half Marathon packet pickup is held on Saturday evening. Participants in all the races receive a high-quality, quick-dry t-shirt and a tote bag courtesy of Soundfeet Shoes.

The race takes place in April, offering ideal running weather on Ocracoke Island. With its stunning coastal scenery and mild temperatures, runners will enjoy a scenic and pleasant race experience.

After crossing the finish line, runners can look forward to the post-run party at 1718 Brewery, where they can celebrate their achievements and enjoy a refreshing beer from 1718 Brewing. The party is the perfect opportunity to socialize with fellow runners and relish in the accomplishment of completing this spectacular event.

Come join us on Ocracoke Island, the land of Blackbeard, and discover what makes this race truly special. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a first-timer, the Ocracoke Island Weekend Runfest promises an unforgettable experience and the chance to be part of a thriving running community. Lace up your running shoes, embrace the challenge, and become a part of running history on the beautiful island of Ocracoke!

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