The weather is warming, birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and SPRING IS IN THE AIR! This scene just caught my eye and reminded me that its a great time to visit the Outer
Storm The Beach This Sunday June 12
Storm the Beach is a full-fledged obstacle course and adventure race held on the Outer Banks’ oceanfront beaches. This year’s event will be held at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. Storm the Beach is not your typical run and grab-a-medal-at-the-finish type of obstacle race. Athletes of all abilities crawl, climb, conquer obstacles such as Swamp Scum and Sandfiddler Crawl.
Registrations will be available at the event site, and participants can sign up as individuals or teams.
Five-mile competitors start at 7:40 a.m. on a course from Jennette’s Pier, south to the turnaround at the Outer Banks Fishing Pier in South Nags Head, then back north to the finish line. They will face more than 24 obstacles, including Seabag Raise, Pipeline and Lobster Trap.
Three-mile challengers follow the same course until their turnaround at the 1.5-mile mark. Back at Jennette’s Pier, the 1 Mile Fun Run will include family and friends competing, with 10 different obstacles.
Afterward is the Beach Party Blast with food from TUBBS Hot Dogs, healthy snacks of apples, bananas and peanut butter snackers. The beverage garden offers three different beers supplied by Kona Brewing and City Beverage. There will be an awards ceremony and the Kona Raffle with winners by bib number receiving a beach cruiser, a beach cooler or a Kona beach chair.
Awards will be given for overall male, female and teams in both timed divisions.
If you’d like to help, go to www.StormTheBeach.org to volunteer or call 252-255-6273.
Kathleen relocated to the Outer Banks of North Carolina with her husband and three children in 1989 from the Philadelphia and Stone Harbor, NJ areas. One of her greatest pleasures is introducing peopl....