Runners await the start of the 2021 5K/10K. This year’s event is April 23 & 24. Photo: C. Leinbach

The 11th Annual Scallywag 5K/10K & 7th Annual Blackbeard’s Half Marathon on Ocracoke returns to the spring timeframe and will be held Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24.

Ocracoke Island Weekend Runfest includes the “Lt. Maynard’s Challenge” where participants complete either the 5K or 10K on Saturday and then the Half Marathon on Sunday.

A Maynard’s Challenge medal.

Participants wishing to participate in Lt. Maynard’s Challenge need to select that option during half marathon registration AND sign up for either the 5K or 10K.

Top three male and female overall finishers and top three male and female finishers in age groups will receive awards. First place male and female overall finisher will each receive a $100 gift certificate from Soundfeet Shoes.

Both Saturday and Sunday runs will be open to walkers and running strollers. Strollers must start behind runners and walkers. No pets allowed other than service dogs. No bikes or skateboards allowed.

For details and to sign up, click here.

This event is a benefit for Ocracoke Community Radio WOVV, Ocracoke School Athletic Boosters Club, and Ocracoke Community Park.