Where to Run in the OBX

Running inthe Outer Banks

Going on vacation doesn’t need to be an excuse to ditch your running routine. If you’re planning a trip to the Outer Banks, take the opportunity to switch things up by going for a run in a new location!

Here’s where to run in the OBX:

Nags Head Woods

If you’d like a dose of nature with your run, choose one of the trails in this beautiful preserve, which include forest, marsh and beach landscapes. Trails vary in difficulty, so make sure to pick one that’s most appropriate for your skill level.

Jockey’s Ridge Park

Looking for a challenging run? Check out this one, which takes you through the tallest living sand dunes on the Atlantic Coast. The trail is 1.4 miles—no easy feat on sand—but if you’d prefer a longer run, you can combine it with the Southside Nature Trail to see wetlands, maritime thickets and grassy dunes.

Manteo and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Learn something new about American history on this run, which will take you through a maritime forest and culminates with beautiful views at the fort.

The beach

The beach is always a solid option for running in the Outer Banks, particularly early in the morning or around sunset.

  • Bonus: you’ll burn more calories running on sand than you will on paved road, and your calves will get an extra workout!

The Surf Side Hotel, a Seaboard Hotels property, is located near all of the above running trails. If you love beach running, all you need to do is cross the street! Book your room today, and don’t forget to pack your running shoes.

Seaboard Hotels
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