Runners start the out-and-back course for the race along Irvin Garrish Highway, the main road that spans the length of this tiny island along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. From there, the course heads out onto Irvin Garrish for a long out-and-back stretch to the National Park Service campground and back. After that, they’ll head back into the town of Ocracoke and see the Ocracoke Island Lighthouse, the second-oldest lighthouse in operation in the U.S. After several turns through neighborhoods in the town, runners return to the finish line in the heart of downtown.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.