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50 K
NC Outer Banks
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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North Carolina's first Outer Banks 50k distance Ultra Marathon! The race is scheduled for May 4, 2013. The course offers a 50k (29 mile) minimalist run from Currituck Beach Lighthouse to a designated spot along the coast (adjacent the Wright Brother's Monument in Kill Devil Hills, NC). The race features 3 full aid stations as well as an additional water station. This is an open course and all participants are encouraged to have support crew throughout the event.

Event Start Location
Currituck Lighthouse 1101 Corolla Village Road, Corolla, NC 27927

Course Description
See attached link for full course detail. http://obxultramarathon.com/files/Outer_Banks_Course_Guide2.pdf

Packet Pickup / Expo
Friday May 3rd 7:00

Timing / Results
Times and results will be displayed online following the race.

Post Race Activities
Awards ceremony will take place at the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kitty Hawk following the race.

Weather
Depending on weather conditions runners should prepare for very little shade, possible strong head/tail winds, soft sand and areas of sparse civilization.

Directions
Closest large area airport: RDU
* From RDU Airport take US-64E for approx 225 miles, US-64E dead ends into HWY 12.

Driving from North/South: Take I-95 to US-64E. Follow US-64E until roadway ends at HWY 12.

Driving from East: I-40E reaches US-64E in Raleigh, NC. Take I-40 to US-64E.



Parking
Currituck Lighthouse 1101 Corolla Village Road, Corolla, NC 27927. Runners/crews may park anywhere in the park, but zones 1 and 2 are closest to the start line.
 
 

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