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Scallawag 5K/10K and Blackbeard’s Half Marathon return to Ocracoke


From Ocracoke Island Scallawag 5K/10K and Blackbeard Half Marathon


A pair of races on Ocracoke Island on April 27 and April 28 will support the island’s community organizations, including the Ocracoke Community Radio WOVV, Ocracoke School Athletic Boosters Club and the Ocracoke Community Park.

Join us on April 27, at 8 a.m. for Ocracoke Island’s eighth-annual Scallawag 5K/10K. The race run will take place in the Village of Ocracoke through historic neighborhoods, by Ocracoke Harbor, and by the second-oldest lighthouse in the United States in continuous service. The course is basically flat, and all accommodations are within walking or biking distance to the start/finish line. Bike and golf cart rentals are available. There will be limited parking near the start/finish line.

The top three male and female runners will receive an award, as well as the top three male and female finishers of each age category.  All 5K/10K finishers receive a finisher medal and a high-quality T-shirt.

Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Gaffer’s Sports Pub will host a post-run party. There will be no charge for 5K/10K runners. Food and beverages will be provided.

The following day, April 28, Ocracoke’s fourth-annual half marathon kicks off at 7 a.m. The course, beginning and ending around Gaffers Sports Pub, will run North to Cape Hatteras National Seashore using the Ocracoke multi-use trail and will continue to the Ocracoke Park Service Campground. The course will circle the campground and head back south using the multi-purpose trail, leading to the Village of Ocracoke, where you will run through quaint neighborhoods.  This is a flat, fast course that will finish at Gaffer’s Sports Pub.

The top three male and female runners will receive an award, as well as the top three male and female finishers in each age category.

All half marathon finishers will receive a finisher medal and a high-quality T-shirt. Gaffers will host the awards ceremony and post-run party starting at high noon. There will be no charge for half marathon runners.  Food and beverages will be provided.

Come and experience what makes Ocracoke Island a special destination between its history, great restaurants and great shopping. There is nothing but family owned businesses in Ocracoke, so no chains here. Mode of transportation is best by bike, golf cart or simply walking. Most of Ocracoke Island consists of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. You will not see any beachfront homes here, only wide open beautiful beaches where shelling is great and recreational opportunities abound. Experience a run-fest weekend, and have a great vacation at the same time.

For more information or registration, visit www.runocracoke.com.