Photo Credit Michael Beswick
Storm the Beach is a full –fledged obstacle course held on the beautiful beaches of Nags Head, NC. Athletes of all ages and abilities came out to crawl, climb, and conquer in this epic event held Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Jennette’s Pier.
Over 700 challengers from ages 5 to 69 signed up for an ambitious undertaking. 5 Mile competitors were at the Start at 7:40am. Their course took them from the Start at Jennette’s Pier, south to the turnaround at the Outer Banks Fishing Pier in South Nags Head (aka: Fish Heads Bar & Grille), then back north to the Finish line, also at Jennette’s Pier. These amazing athletes’ conquered 28 obstacles along the way; Seabag Raise, Pipeline and Lobster Trap to name a few. First Flight Adventure Park sponsored The Wall at the 5 Mile turnaround and it was epic! The 3 Mile challengers followed the same course until their turnaround at the 1.5 mile mark. These hearty athletes endured sand, salt and sweat to complete and compete all the way to the Finish! And, from what we’ve heard, running in the sand is an obstacle all on its own!
Meanwhile, back at Jennette’s Pier, the 1 Mile Fun Run included family and friends competing in a friendly fun run, complete with 11 different obstacles.
The participants gathered at the post-race Beach Party Blast which included free runner food from TUBBS Hot Dogs, healthy snacks of apples, bananas, and peanut butter snackers. The beverage garden offered 3 different craft beers (to those of legal age), supplied by Kona Brewing and City Beverage. Hundreds of runners stayed for the Awards ceremony and the Kona Raffle. The raffle winners were randomly chosen by bib number. The lucky winners received either a beach cruiser, a beach cooler or a Kona beach chair.
Top awards were given in the following divisions.
3 Mile Distance:
1. Breezy Gary – age 38 – Somerset, PA – 40:48.0
2. Tina Berardinucci – age 27 – Easton, PA – 42:07.2
3. Alex Barker – age 28 – Manteo, NC – 45:18.5
1. Allen Schmidt – age 28 – Fredericksburg, VA – 39:54.0
2. Craig Thornton, age 14 – 40:38.7
3. Thaddeus Miksinski III – age 43 – Germantown, MD – 41:56.7
5 Mile Distance:
1. Brittany Ostlund – age 29 – Grandy, NC – 52:04.1
2. Chrissy Simmons- age 39 – Manteo, NC – 58:10.3
3. Jessica Gorr – age 43 – Southern Shores, NC – 1:00:41.9
1. Ryan McCarron – age 28 -Kill Devi Hills, NC – 47:44.8
2. Brad Wikinson – age 37 – Greenville, NC – 48:34.9
3. Barrett Crook – age 45 – Kitty Hawk, NC – 50:16.6
3 Mile Team Distance:
Team – Category 0 – 13 members – 1:27:08.6
Corporate Division Rip Current Team – Trail Life USA – 8 members – 1:49:29.5
5 Mile Team Distance:
Team – FAH KING SWIMMERS USCG – 4 members – 2:02:38.3
Corporate Division Rip Current Team – Village Realty Company – 6 members – 1:49:57.5
Visit StormtheBeach.org for more information about this unique event!
OBSE sends Special Thanks to all of our amazing Race Crew! Our community of volunteers truly pulls this event together. Some race crew volunteers worked all weekend arriving as early as 5am on race day to set up the course. Others stayed throughout the day in the sweltering heat and humidity, manning obstacles, runner food and beverage and handing out medals and water at the Finish line. We appreciate everyone’s time and talent. We cannot put on events like Storm the Beach without such strong support!
To join the OBSE Race Crew and to learn more about the events and how they help our Outer Banks Community, please visit obxse.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
100% of net proceeds from this and every event produced by Outer Banks Sporting Events benefits the missions of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation and the Dare Education Foundation. OBSE is a 501c3 non-profit. Each of the 4 annual OBSE events is sponsored in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.
CONTACT:Peggy StovallMarketing Director, Outer Banks Sporting Events2234 South Lark Ave., Nags Head, NC 27959POB 265 Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948(252)255-6273 office; (252)261-6296 fax; www.obxse.org
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The mission of Outer Banks Sporting Events, Inc. is to organize and promote sports competition and healthy living lifestyle choices, provide financial support for needed relief and public education while contributing to the economic impact for the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
OBSE is a 501c3 non-profit.