This will be a 4.5 day (108 hour) challenge, beginning on the beach in Corolla and ending at Emerald Isle.
The distance for the Outer Banks Ultra challenge will be 223 miles (minus 22 miles for the ferry) for a true 200 mile challenge.
You will begin with a 22 mile beach run, followed by the entire stretch of the Outer banks including Duck, Currituck, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Hatteras Island, and the experience of Ocracoke Island, in the middle of the night, dead tired. There will be nothing or no one around you for miles in any direction. You almost expect to see pirate ghosts at any moment. After that, you reach Cedar Island and a stretch of road that's picked up the nickname Dire Straits, a name that has remained uncontested by everyone who has run this stretch of road. Then, onward to the historic waterfront of Beaufort before making your way to Atlantic Beach, Pine Knolls Shore and finally Emerald Isle.
The OBX 200 challenge keeps you as close to the coast as is possible until you reach your final destination at Emerald Isle. Despite the complete lack of resources, harrowing traffic, and sleep deprivation one is likely to encounter on such an adventure, you will have the opportunity to experience the entire Outer Banks, ferry rides, Ocracoke Island, seashore lighthouses and other historic novelties.
Apr 27th, 2019 200 Miles
Course Type: Point-to-Point