Thu July 4, 2019 Nags Head, NC US 27959 Directions
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Carolista Drive, Milepost 12 on Highway 158
Nags Head, NC US 27959

Start off your Independence Day by supporting an OBX treasure - the Outer Banks Running Club invites you to run/walk/overcome 2 miles on the tallest natural sand dune system in the eastern US!  Attracting runners looking for a "unique" challenge (and drawing a very competitive field), we also welcome people to walk the course (not just a "walk in the park" though)!  Quarter-mile Fun Run also available.  Benefits Friends of Jockey's Ridge, a local non-profit dedicated to preserving & enhancing the Park.

Thursday July 4, 2019
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Carolista Drive, Milepost 12 on Highway 158
Nags Head, NC

Presented by the Outer Banks Running Club
Race Director:  Matt Witter
Club Website:
Club Facebook Page:

Beneficiary:  Proceeds benefit Friends of Jockey's Ridge, a local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, preserving, & enhancing Jockey's Ridge State Park.  For more information, click here: .

Pricing Categories (Register before 6/4 for early bird pricing and before 10:00am on 6/10 to meet the 2-Miler towel deadline!):
2-miler ADULT
2-miler YOUTH (under 18)
Fun Run (all ages)

Registration: YES, WALK-UP REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE PARK ON RACE MORNING FROM 7AM-8AM, AND YES, THERE ARE STILL PLENTY OF 2-MILER BEACH TOWELS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME!  Online registration closes Thursday July 4, 2019 at 8:00am (or sooner if race capacity is reached).  On-site registration may be available if the event is not full, but this is a popular event and registration is limited, so your best bet is to register online now!  2-Miler participants registered before 10:00am on Monday June 10, 2019 will receive a beach towel.  A limited number of extra towels are ordered and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to those participants who register after the towel deadline.  There is no towel for the Fun Run.  To join the Outer Banks Running Club and receive member benefits including a discount on this year's 2-Miler, click here first: .  Otherwise, click here to register for the 2019 Killer Dunes 2-Miler & Fun Run: .

Course Information & Map:  The 2-Miler will be professionally timed by Mettle Timing  The exact course/elevations change with the winds at Jockey's Ridge, up to the day of the event, but this is a close approximation of what you can expect to experience: .  The Fun Run will start at approximately 9:15am and is a quarter mile in length (out & back from the start/finish line).

On-course Hydration & Medical Services:  Water station near mid-point of the course.  Dare County EMS will be on-call.

Top 3 Males and Top 3 Females Overall
Age Group Awards (1st, 2nd, & 3rd)
Finisher Awards
Sweeper (please indicate during registration if you are interested)

Packet Pick-up:  Wednesday 7/3/19 from 3:00pm-5:00pm at Jockey's Ridge State Park, or Race Day on-site from 7:00am-8:00am.

Post-race Hospitality:  All-American fare for registered participants only.  No alcohol is permitted in the Park. 


Parking: On-site at Jockey's Ridge State Park.  Parking is limited at the Park, so please carpool as much as possible on race morning.

Refunds/Transfers/Inclement Weather:  This is a charity race and there will be no refunds or transfers.  The race will be held rain or shine, but may be delayed or cancelled in the event of unsafe weather conditions (ex. lightning) at the discretion of Park & Race officials.

Volunteers:  Please email Matt Witter at if you are interested in helping with the race!

Sponsors:  Please email Matt Witter at if you are interested in being a sponsor of the event!

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