About The Club

Outer Banks Running Club

P.O. Box 2086
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

The Outer Banks Running Club is a membership non-profit organization holding 501 3(s) status as an official chapter/club of RRCA (Road Runners Club of America).  We are also members of the United States of America Track and Field and Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce.

We began with 5 people gathering in the morning in a parking lot and heading out to run.  We now have over 200 members and present several races per year, weekly group runs, and clinics for our members.

We understand that runners will do many events for a charitable cause (we do too), and all but one of our races* assist local charitable causes. It is not the mission of the club to be a fundraising entity.  We share this because as the sport of running has become more popular as a source of revenue for both non-profit and for-profit organizations, we remain committed to first and foremost sharing our sport, hobby, and passion to support and encourage running among our  members and with friends who visit us on the Outer Banks.

*The Thanksgiving event, the Outer Banks Gobbler 5K & Fun Run, is the sole race in which the club retains 100% net proceeds to fund club operations including dues and fees to national running affiliations, insurance,  running clinics, training and social events for members, equipment, and a club designation of community charitable support.

Membership Benefits

Reduced registration fees on select events and in association with other running organizations
Weekly Group Runs/Training
Notices and Communications on Running Events
Club Socials including Social Runs
Club members discounts, special offers with local businesses, Friends and Sponsors of OBRC


Club Meetings

According to our by-laws, we are required to meet quarterly but may meet more frequently to attend to business.  In lieu of a meeting, the club may deliver clinics, socials, or training.

Club Events

January    The Frostbite 5k   Kill Devil Hills, NC

June        The Rundown  5K  Kill Devil Hills, NC

July          Killer Dunes 2 Miler   Nags Head, NC

November The Outer Banks Gobbler 5k   Nags Head, NC

You will find on this website that we share information on other area and regional running events and races.

Race Directors

We are not experts but we believe we provide quality running events.  Club race directors must be committed members who not only work their events but assist their fellow race directors and support club programs.  OBRC race directors mentor with an experienced race director or serve as a co-race director before conducting their own event.  OBRC race directors agree to a high standard of race and event standards and guidelines to ensure club integrity and race quality.

Race Contacts

Frostbite and Rundown Ron Farley 
Killer Dunes, Matt Witter  killerdunes@gmail.com
The Outer Banks Gobbler, OBRC Committee obxrunningclub@gmail.com