Travelers Should Watch for Marathon
Lane Closures, Detours on Sunday
and Ocracoke Island travelers who are heading north this weekend will
want to be on the lookout for possible lane closures and delays as the
annual Outer Banks marathon rolls into town.
in its 12th year, the Outer Banks Marathon has become a multiple-day
event that attracted more than 5,000 runners from 10 countries and 47
states in 2016 alone.
main event for this year – the 13.1-mile half marathon and 26.2 mile
marathon – takes place on Sunday on a course that covers Roanoke
Island, Nags Head, and the central Outer Banks.
a result of this upcoming foot traffic, Sunday travelers should expect
lane closures on U.S. 158 from milepost 10 in Kill Devil Hills south to
Whalebone Junction, as well as along U.S. 64 onto Roanoke Island.
Closures at both locations will be in place from Sunday morning, (the
race begins at 7:30 a.m.) until roughly midday.
entering Manteo after 7:30 a.m. on Sunday will also need to make a bit
of a loop by crossing the Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge to Manns
Harbor, and then taking the Umstead Bridge back into town. All of
Sunday’s races end on Fernando Street in downtown Manteo.
by Outer Banks Sporting Events, the annual Outer Banks marathon is a
fundraiser that supports the Dare Education Foundation and the Outer
Banks Relief Foundation.
details about the event, including a list of Saturday and Sunday races,
course maps and road closure information, can be obtained at http://www.outerbanksmarathon.com/.