Thu April 1 - Mon September 6 Wilmington, NC 28409 US
The Original


300 miles on Foot


Freesytle - Log any form of exercise

Summers at the OBX are marked by long lazy days that melt into one another.  Quiet Sunrises, days filled with sand, waves, water, and fun in the sun, bonfires on the beach, beautiful sunsets, and falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves.  

Experience the OBX virtually this summer!  Travel virtually from Bald Head Island, NC to Sandbridge, VA.  300 miles.  Start anytime between April 1, 2021 - August 1, 2021.     



NEW FOR 2021 

The ORIGINAL RUN OBX - Travel the 300 miles of the OBX only on foot (running, hiking or walking)

FREESTYLE RUN OBX - Travel the 300 miles of the OBX any way you would, walk, hike, bike, swim, paddle or any other form of movement will count. 


OR GO FULL SEND AND Take on The ORIGINAL OBX AND FREESTYLE OBX for a total of 600 miles.  (Register for the Original OBX and add Freestyle OBX for $5)


Here is how it works:

1. Register and invite your friends to join you 

  • If you like to travel with friends, form a convoy (group).  Each member of the group is responsible for their own miles. You can't share miles, but you can definitely share the experience.

2. Run anytime/anywhere and log your miles 

3. Join the virtual community of fellow OBX runners.  


All participants receive: 

*Summer Survival Kit

*Suncatcher Finisher Medal

*Option to purchase as much or as little OBX Gear as you would like

*Virtual Race Bib

*Map tracking, and leaderboard

*Milestone Badges

*Finish Line photos..your Facebook friends will never know you are in Kansas and not on the Outer Banks! 

*Being a part of our virtual run community - private Facebook 

*Motivation - Hey let's face it - its kinda hard to keep motivated to lace up your sneaks and hit the pavement!  We will be sending you motivation and encouragement throughout the journey!

*A virtual vacation!  We are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with the North Carolina Aquariums who will be bringing you fun facts about the NC Coast throughout your journey


Chase Down your Dreams this Summer
Pick your Swag

Have enough T-shirts to last a lifetime?  Or maybe you can't have enough great T-shirts?  We realize every participant is unique and different and instead of including a T-shirt with your registration we have lowered our registration fee and have given you the option to pick your swag.  T-shirts, Tanks, Beach Towels, Hats, and our newest UPF 50 Sunscreen shirt.   Add on as much or as little swag as you would like during registration.  This is just a small sample of the options you have to pick from during registration.



We will be shipping swag throughout the summer.  All participants will receive their medal and swag by Labor Day. 






Have more Fun with Friends


We know exercising with friends is always more fun!  Gather your friends and family and take on the RunOBX challenge together.   Share your referral link and earn swag bucks to spend in the Live Full Send Store. 

Refer 5 -10 friends and earn $25 in the Live Full Send Store

Refer 10+ friends and earn $45 in the Live Full Send Store



Kiddos and Fur Babies

We love Kiddos and Fur Babies and would love for them to join us for RunOBX.  All Kids and Fur Babies under the age of 12 can register for $25.  Discount automatically taken at checkout.  If your puppy is over worries...just adjust their age accordingly.   Fur Babies will get a dog award instead of a medal.  If you are registering a fur baby please put Dog/Cat/Hamster etc. as a part of your animal's name.  Ex.  Maverick (Dog) Griffin.  





Full Send Summer Series


The Full Send Summer Series is a PERSONAL CHALLENGE, NOT a RACE. You pick your adventure, you set your goal, and your finish line.  

This summer we have 3 Challenges and several events within each challenge so you can mix and match to build the adventure that works best for you 


Run OBX - 300 Mile Tour of the Outer Banks of North Carolina

*The Original - Travel all 300 miles on Foot - walk, hike, or bike

*The Freestyle - Travel the 300 miles on foot, on a bike, in the water or in the gym. Mix and match your exercise to get from Bald Head Island to Sandbridge, VA

Run The Ridge - 500 Mile Tour of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia

*This is a FREESTYLE EVENT so you can travel the 500 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway on foot, on a bike, in the water or in the gym. 

Coast to Coast Challenge - 625 - 5000 mile tour of the Grand Ole USA. 

*RUN Coast to Coast: Travel across the country on foot Solo or as a Relay team of up to 10 people. If you are a relay team you can log your miles concurrently. This is perfect for a family, a group of friends, or a running group.  

*BIKE Coast to Coast: Travel across the country on a bike. This year you can log specific bike miles based on your bike choice. (Tri/Road Bike, Mountain/Gravel Bike, Peloton Bike, Bike Trainer, Commuter etc.)

NEW for 2021: 

*We have extended the “summer” from April 1 - September 6 (158 days) to give you the option to choose a longer distance or choose multiple events.   You may start anytime from April 1 - August 1. 

*Your registration includes: 

SUN CATCHER MEDAL  (Register for all 3 events to earn the whole set)
 (A surprise treat with a few things we think will be helpful for your summer adventure. One survival kit per person even if you are doing multiple challenges.)
SWAG (Pick as much or as little swag as you would like! ) 

Add a second event in the same challenge for an additional $5 (ex. Add the OBX Freestyle with the OBX original for only $5 more)
SAVE $10 when you register for 2 Challenges in one Transaction
Save $30 when you register for all 3 Challenges in one Transaction


We are delighted to announce the addition of the Race for the Planet to the Full Send Summer Series.  RUNOBX and Run for the Planet and save $5 on each. 

APRIL 16 - 25, 2021


The 2021 Race for the Planet welcomes racers of all skill levels with a fun,
no-pressure atmosphere to do something healthy for themselves and for the planet.
Proceeds from this event will support the conservation and sustainability efforts of the three North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher



SUNDAY, April 18, 2021 - 8:00 AM

We are excited to be able to hold an IN-PERSON 5K at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.  The COVID 19 pandemic has forced us to make a few event format changes and to put safeguards in place for everyone’s comfort and safety.  Participant and volunteer peace of mind and safety are paramount in our Race for the Planet planning and execution.  In order to ensure a successful race, we ask that you carefully read the IN-PERSON INFO/COVID GUIDELINES section of our website and familiarize yourself with this year’s Event Format changes.    We will continue to monitor safety recommendations and any further race modifications will be posted here.   

Your race registration includes: 

Race Shirt and Race Day Fun for the whole family!

2/6/2021 - Race Update: 

*All registration will be online (no in-person registration)

*Limit Packet Pick up to 1 Person from your party

*During registration please select from the 8:00 am or the 8:15 start time.  (50 person limit at each start time)

Please Refer to the IN-Person Info/Covid Guidelines section of our website. 



1. Run Anywhere.
Since Race for the Planet is virtual you can run anywhere!  Recruit your friends and family to join the fun no matter where they live.  

2. Run Anytime.
Complete the Race for the Planet anytime between April 16 - April 25 

3. Pick your distance (5K, 10K, or 13.1 Miles of Fun)

3. Compete with friends and family far and wide AND have crowd support and cheers from all over.
Race for the Planet uses the RaceJoy App to provide you the most advanced race day experience available today! By tapping into the power of your smartphone, RaceJoy delivers real-time performance information, live leader boards, turn-by-turn instructions, and the ability for family and friends to show their support from around the world!

4. Your Registration Includes:

Race Shirt - you may select to pick up your shirt in Wilmington OR have your shirt mailed directly to you at no additional fee
Digital Bib
Access to RaceJoy App to Support your Run
Access to Private Facebook group
Chances to win awards for your conservation efforts

Most Common Questions about RUN OBX


Q:  Is Chapel Hill part of the Outer Banks?
A: If you have been watching Outer Banks, the #1 trending series on Netflix, you maybe under the impression that Chapel Hill is part of the Outer Banks.  Josh and Jonas Pate, the creators of Outer Banks are North Carolina natives and have assured us that Chapel Hill is not part of the Outer Banks but they left the footage of the 2 hour car ride between OBX and Chapel Hill on the editing room floor...well..because that is a really boring car ride!

Q:  Is Figure Eight Island part of the Outer Banks? 
A: YES! NO! and YES!  YES!  In the Netflix Series, Outer Banks, Figure Eight Island is considered to be part of the Outer Banks.  NO!  Although there is some dispute over the exact location of the Outer Banks, Figure Eight Island is not considered to be part of the Outer Banks.  YES!  Because we live in Wilmington and think it is a pretty awesome area and because on your tour of the Outer Banks we also want you to see all 7 Lighthouses of NC, and because we wanted to add a little more distance to the challenge your race will begin at Bald Head Island and pass by Figure Eight Island. 

Q:  Since the Outer Banks are islands separated by water, what do we do when we get to the inlets?  How do we cross the water?
A: UHMMMMM.....This is a virtual just pretend you can run across water!  Or if you really want to run around your neighborhood to get your milage in your speedo and do you!  This is a judgement free zone!

Q: When and where do I run?
A:  As mentioned before life on the OBX is pretty laid back, you run anytime and anywhere you would like.  Run as many miles each day as you would like.  The only rule here is log your miles.  Trail miles, road miles, treadmill miles all count.  The miles you earn each day walking from your beer fridge to your couch don't count!  Only count the miles when you actually are out exercising!  

Q: Will there be beer at the finish line?
A: Absolutely!  BYOB! 

Q: Do Swimming and Bike Miles count? 
A: If you are doing the RunOBX - The Original all of your miles must be on foot.  (Run, Walk or Hike)  If you are doing RunOBX - Freestyle you may log miles running, walking, swimming, biking, paddling or any other form of exercise. 

Q: I'm participating in 6 other virtual runs during this time can I count those miles for Run OBX?  
A: stated do you!  That is something you will need to take up with your conscience! 

Q: Do I have to start on April 1?  
A: No!  You may start the challenge anytime between April 1 - August 1.

Q: Can we have a relay team?
A: This is an individual event, but if you trick 5 of your friends into joining you on this adventure you will pick up some pretty sweet bonus race swag!




Full Send Racing

What is FULL SEND?  FULL SEND is a Lifestyle - it is an attitude.  FULL SEND is 110% Committed. All Out. No Take Backs. No Do Overs. Full Send is an active lifestyle and apparel brand.  We believe in being fully committed and engaged in all we do. Full Send Racing was founded in May 2020 by Chad Towne and Renee Griffin.  While the racing industry was being closed down as a result of Covid 19, Chad and Renee figured out how to weave together their experience in the race industry, passion for endurance sports and desire to help non profits to create FULL SEND RACING. We work hard and we play hard and we take this same attitude in every event and every piece of apparel we create.

RACE FULL SEND - Chad and Renee are both endurance athletes who have a background in race event timing and production.   Our goal was to take the things we valued most in the endurance industry and bring them to our athletes.    In our first six months as a company we have worked with over 10,000 athletes and we recognize each athlete comes to the start line with different skills,  talents, experience and goals.  Our job is to provide each athlete with the highest quality experience and motivate you to move out of the comfort of the start line, push through the miles of the race (no matter the distance) and celebrate you at the finish line.   Check out all our events at Race Full Send

LIVE FULL SEND -  Chad and Renee believe that your accomplishments should be celebrated with the highest quality gear.  We work closely with our athletes and clients to thoughtfully create gear through the lens of function, style and practicality.   All apparel is designed and printed by small businesses in Wilmington NC. 

GIVE FULL SEND - One of the driving forces behind Full Send Racing is to make a positive difference in our community.   Since the creation of Full Send Racing in May 2020 we have been fortunate to work with 13 nonprofits,  We have helped these nonprofits raise over $110,000.   For our current projects check out Give Full Send.  



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