Posted by: Donna Rostant
on Apr 25, 2012
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A trip to the Outer Banks is almost always a relaxing event. At least it's supposed to be. Unless of course, you happen to be with a group of middle aged, highly competitive, Type A runners who descend upon the Graveyard of the Atlantic for the Flying Pirate Running Challenge Weekend.
The Running Challenge was comprised of the First Flight 5K on Saturday followed by the Flying Pirate Half marathon on Sunday. According to the press release -
The First Flight 5K is one of the most exciting 5K's in the area! The National Park Service graciously allows Outer Banks Sporting Events to offer a road race on park property, at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. This out-and-back course will have you running up and around the memorial and along the same path that Orville and Wilbur Wright took on their first flight!
And the half marathon -