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Flying Pirate Half Marathon

FLYING PIRATE HALF MARATHON AND FIRST FLIGHT 5K - APRIL 13-14, 2013
The Flying Pirate Half Marathon, winding its way through the natural beauty that is North Carolina’s Outer Banks, is like no other. Come run with us and cover some spectacular ground! After finishing the Flying Pirate, you will have run one of the most beautiful parts of the East Coast – literally! Don’t take our word for it – come see for yourself.
The Flying Pirate course is the first half of the Outer Banks Marathon course. Click here to see a "live" version of the Outer Banks Marathon course, which shows the first half of the FP course (minus the Finish). The Live Google Map was created by runner, Thea Ganoe...thanks, Thea!

Sunday April 23rd, 2017

7am Start - 5300 The Woods Road, Kitty Hawk NC

Pacers | Gu gels on the course | Splits at 5K & 10K
Costume Contest judges at all Mile Markers!

Start Time: 7:00 AM
Course time limit:  4 hours - This course requires you to average an 18 minute mile pace to finish before course cut off. (Sweeper)
Mandatory wave start - placed by estimated finish time from your registration information.
Race will have PACERS at : 1:45  2:00  2:15  2:30
Look for them at the Start and jump in. Pacer's representatives will be at the Jolly Roger Pirate Expo to answer your questions!

GOOGLE MAP OF FLYING PIRATE HALF MARATHON START / PARKING / SHUTTLE / PARKING

                MILE PACE          % of Participants

                < 8:00                    6%

                8:00-10:00           35%

                10:00-12:00         33%

                12:00-14:00         16%

                14:00-18:00         10% (Walker and Walk/Joggers)

1st wave for elites and competitors.
All participants must start in their assigned corrals.
Runner Cap: 3000

COURSE DESCRIPTION - Please read
Fast and flat describes the first 10 miles. At mile 10, you will enter the maritime forest of Nags Head Woods Preserve and encounter a gravel trail road, which has some moderate inclines. Prepare for a combo of packed and loose stones.
A bit after mile 12, you will encounter another terrain change to softer, sandier ground. With this comes lots of natural beauty and some rolling hills. With existing fatigue likely in place; remember the following for a strong finish.
•    Uphill on a trail calls for a consistent rhythm and shorter stride. Maybe even baby steps to keep your cadence high. Lean into the incline with a swing of the arms and hips to maintain your stride.
•    Downhill on a trail has some skill involved as well, believe it or not. A fluid form with your body weight over your knees as you land will keep you strong. Run relaxed with some lateral arm movement to maintain balance.
These tips are possibly easier said than done after mile 12. Train on alternative terrain when possible, to help you stay steady through the off-road portion of the Flying Pirate!

Course:  MAP  

Mile 13