Join the Locals in the Flying Pirate Half Marathon

The Flying Pirate Half Marathon on the Outer Banks is a unique race that you won’t want to miss. This event takes place every year in spring, and it is one of the most popular half marathons on the East Coast. If you’re looking for a challenging race with amazing views, then this is the event for you! In this blog post, we will discuss what time of year the Flying Pirate Half Marathon takes place, how to prepare for it, and what you need to do to sign up. We hope that this information will inspire you to join us at this amazing event! 

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What To Expect in the Flying Pirate Half Marathon

When is the event and how do I sign up?

The Flying Pirate Half Marathon takes place every year in spring. It starts and finishes in downtown Kill Devil Hills, and the course takes runners through some of the most beautiful scenery on the Outer Banks. In the last year, the 5K started at the Wright Brothers Memorial, with a Fun Run following it an hour later at the same starting point. The rest of the weekend involves awards and celebrations for all participants to enjoy! 

Make sure you purchase tickets ahead of time, as you get a discounted price the earlier you register in the year. Last year the prices were set as such: 

Half Marathon – $55, First Flight 5K – $35, Double Dare Challenge – $90, Two Man Relay – $75, Fun Run – $20 

How do you train for a half marathon?

When preparing for a half marathon, it is important to gradually increase your mileage over time. You should also focus on strength training and stretching, as this will help you stay healthy and injury-free. In addition, it is important to make sure that you are well-hydrated and that you have enough energy to complete the race. You can achieve this by eating a healthy diet and by practicing good nutrition habits. Finally, be sure to practice running in different weather conditions so that you are prepared for anything that the race may throw at you. By following these tips, you will be well on your way to completing a successful half marathon! 

Rest Up in a Vacation Rental from Paramount Destinations

You’ll want to make sure you’re well-rested and fully prepared for the Flying Pirate Half Marathon. Get the most comfort on the Outer Banks in a vacation rental hosted by Paramount Destinations! We host a wide variety of homes in our inventory, so if you are running solo or the whole family is coming along, there will be plenty of space for everyone! Browse our rentals and pick out your home base as you prepare for an exciting athletic event on the Outer Banks!