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Q: Is Chapel Hill part of the Outer Banks?
A: If you have been watching Outer Banks, the #1 trending series on Netflix, you maybe under the impression that Chapel Hill is part of the Outer Banks. Josh and Jonas Pate, the creators of Outer Banks are North Carolina natives and have assured us that Chapel Hill is not part of the Outer Banks but they left the footage of the 2 hour car ride between OBX and Chapel Hill on the editing room floor...well..because that is a really boring car ride!
Q: Is Figure Eight Island part of the Outer Banks?
A: YES! NO! and YES! YES! In the Netflix Series, Outer Banks, Figure Eight Island is considered to be part of the Outer Banks. NO! Although there is some dispute over the exact location of the Outer Banks, Figure Eight Island is not considered to be part of the Outer Banks. YES! Because we live in Wilmington and think it is a pretty awesome area and because on your tour of the Outer Banks we also want you to see all 7 Lighthouses of NC, and because we wanted to add a little more distance to the challenge your race will begin at Bald Head Island and pass by Figure Eight Island.
Q: Since the Outer Banks are islands separated by water, what do we do when we get to the inlets? How do we cross the water?
A: UHMMMMM.....This is a virtual event...so just pretend you can run across water! Or if you really want to run around your neighborhood to get your milage in your speedo and goggles..hey...you do you! This is a judgement free zone!
Q: When and where do I run?
A: As mentioned before life on the OBX is pretty laid back, you run anytime and anywhere you would like. Run as many miles each day as you would like. The only rule here is log your miles in order to earn your finisher medal. (300 miles by September 7, 2020). Trail miles, road miles, treadmill miles all count. The miles you earn each day walking from your beer fridge to your couch don't count! Only count the miles when you actually are out exercising!
Q: Will there be beer at the finish line?
A: Absolutely! BYOB!
Q: Do Swimming and Bike Miles count?
A: As in the name...OBX Run...only running or walking miles count!
Q: I'm participating in 6 other virtual runs during this time can I count those miles for Run OBX?
A: Again...as stated above...you do you! That is something you will need to take up with your conscience!
Q: If I register after the race starts on May 25, can I include my back mileage to May 25?
A: NO. You will begin logging miles on the day you register..you will just have to cover more ground to get to the finish by September 7, 2020.
Q: Can we have a relay team?
A: This is an individual event, but if you trick 5 of your friends into joining you on this adventure you will pick up some pretty sweet bonus race swag!
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We get it...some people like the mountains more than the beach! Or maybe you just want to log more miles! If so..check out Run the Ridge. A 500 mile virtual run from the Great Smokey Mountains to the Shenandoah Valley along the Blue Ridge Parkway. www.runblueridge.com
For the extreme challenge...register for both and log 800 miles!
FULL SEND: Being 100% Committed. No Take Backs. No Do Overs. No Second Chances. Full Speed Ahead. All In.
Run OBX is a race like non other. You know your toughest competitor - the person who stares back at you in the mirror. You know your weaknesses. You know your strengths. You know what gets you out of bed in the morning. Here is your chance to focus one mile at a time on becoming a better version of yourself.
Between our three virtual events we are 1400 athletes strong representing 45 states and 6 countries. As a group we have raised over $18,000 which will be divided between food banks in some of North Carolina's most food insecure areas. Each of you comes to the starting line with different abilities, different experiences and different goals. For some of you - your goal is to be the first person to cover the 300 miles from Bald Head Island, NC to Sandbridge, VA. For some of you your goal is to meet a friend, neighbor or running buddy and create a habit of consistency. For others of you your goal is to spend intentional time with your family walking or running each day.
Whatever your goal we want you to go FULL SEND! Be fully committed. We are here as a team to motivate and encourage each other to emerge better than we started. Make sure you connect with our Facebook Group. (Enter your bib number for admission to the group
We can't wait to experience this journey with you! Please tag us on social media #runobx and on your IG and FB stories @runobx. And please reach out if we can help you along the way!
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This years project funded by the generous donations of participants from RunOBX.
Cooler Expansion - Beaufort County
The cooler/freezer project in Beaufort County will allow the food pantry there to capture more fresh produce throughout the year from both the food sourced by local farmers, as well as retail donations by partners such as Food Lion and Walmart. The $8,000 of funding is the final push to complete this project.
Each year in northeastern North Carolina, approximately 44 Million lbs. of produce goes unharvested. Expansion of capacity and cooler space will allow this partner agency to receive and distribute more produce each year.
The hunger-relief partner serves 6 counties in northeastern North Carolina, and before COVID was serving approximately 70-80 boxes of food per month. During COVID to present, they are serving 100 boxes each week to people in need. The effects of COVID has created unemployment at record highs, and is forcing many people to seek assistance today and we are expecting this continue for quite some time.
The cooler/freezer expansion is going to allow this food pantry to receive thousands of pounds of fresh produce and frozen meat each month for distribution. Capacity, especially cooler space, is one of the greatest restrictions that Food Banks and our hunger-relief partners have.
OBX Mobile Pantries
Food Bank of the Albemarle operates 3 mobile food pantries in the Outer Banks Area: Mann's Harbor, Manteo, and Colington. Each of these serves approximately 20-50 households each month. We will be providing the funding for one full year for these mobile food pantries. RunOBX will be providing the funding for these 3 mobile food pantries for one year.
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