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Race Information

The Flying Pirate Half Marathon & First Flight 5K 

JOIN US - APRIL 22 & 23, 2017

Flying Pirate Half Marathon - Sunday April 23
First Flight 5K - Saturday April 22
Double Dare Challenge - Both Days! ARRRGGGH!

CORRALS: Runners must Start in your assigned corral.
Results are based on gun time.

TRAIL PORTION: 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. At about mile 12, you’ll leave Nags Head Woods on a narrow trail with off-road conditions. Mulch/Sand/Dirt.

GEAR BAG SERVICE for Half Marathon runners.
Bring a change of clothes with you to the Start, turn them over to UPS, and UPS will have them waiting for you at the Finish. Please arrive within 20 - 30 minutes of the Start to take advantage of this service.

Bring Your Own Bag! UPS will be at the Start to collect your bag and transport your gear to the Finish. Use the tear-off label from your race bib to I.D. your bag ( ties provided at the EXPO). Please use a closeable bag, like a small duffel bag or backpack (zippered, drawstring, keeping the size to 16"x 20" or less).

Water/Gatorade Stations 
Water will be available at mile marker 3, 6, 9, and 11.
Gatorade will be available at mile marker 3, 6 and 9.

Energy Gels
Assorted flavors of  Gu energy gels and Gu Chomps will be provided at mile marker 6 and 9.

Provided at the Start, the Finish and at mile marker 3, 4, 6, 8.5, 10 and 11.

Medical Aid Stations will be at milemarkers 3, 4, 6, 8.5, 9, 11 and the Finish.

Can’t Finish?  
Please call or ask a volunteer to call 911 if you are in need of immediate medical assistance.  First Aid tents will be located along the course. In a non-emergency situation, call (252) 423-1537 to arrange complimentary transportation.

Lost & Found:
All lost and found items, excluding discarded clothing along the course, will be taken to the Volunteer Check In room at the Post Race Jamboree. A phone number will be provided on our Map & Info sheet that will be in your race bag.  NOTE: Discarded clothing along the course will be thrown away or donated.

Road Race Tip:
If you plan to wear a jacket or pants over your running gear to the start of the race, but you will want to remove them after you warm up, then either use the Gear Bag Service at the Start, or go to the thrift store and buy these items. Any items left on the course will be discarded or donated.

Family Reunion Area:
Family members and friends can meet up with runners at the Information tent, located near the Finish.  A phone number will be provided on our Map & Info sheet that will be in your race bag.

"I loved the course and the destination, but my #1 takeaway from this event is how supportive, encouraging, and well-organized everyone associated with the event was! From packet pickup to the finish line party, all the volunteers and staff were so friendly and encouraging and really created a great atmosphere for the entire event. ~ 2014 participant

"Really great race. It's hard to believe you've only been doing this for 5 years. Parking, transportation, water stops, packet pickup - they were all among the best races I've run. And I really appreciate your work w/ Dare County schools and the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. Great job!" ~ 2014 participant

"I run a lot of races every year. Your event is well organized, the finisher medals are unique, the other swags are pretty nice, the tech shirt and cotton shirt are outstanding, the post race party is fun and the course is beautiful. The volunteers were some of the most enthusiastic I've ever seen and everyone that I encountered was pleasent, helpful and courteous. This was truly a well organized, professional and fun event. I will recommend it to all of my running friends."  ~  Ron P. 2013 Flying Pirate participant

No refunds - No Exceptions. Person to person transfers are not allowed.