Week of October 16, 2023 - October 22, 2023

Tuna Run 200 Relay

  • Friday, October 20th - Saturday, October 21st
Atlantic Beach

Have a lot of stamina and want to explore the coastal North Carolina region in its entirety? Then you’ll want to grab your friends and family and sign up for the massive but all-around fun Tuna Run 200 Relay. This relay race that extends more than 200 miles from start to finish takes participants on a fascinating tour of eastern North Carolina, and eventually lands in the heart of the Crystal Coast in the sunny town of Atlantic Beach.

Week of October 23, 2023 - October 29, 2023

Emerald Isle Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K Races

  • Saturday, October 28th 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Emerald Isle

Rapidly becoming a favorite tradition for active Crystal Coast visitors and locals alike, the Emerald Isle Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K Races are a great opportunity for folks to discover the gorgeous communities and shorelines of Emerald Isle and beyond, while supporting a worthy local cause and enjoying a little competitive spirit in the heart of the Outer Banks.

Week of October 30, 2023 - November 5, 2023

Beaufort Bridge Run 5K & 1+ Mile Dog Strut

  • Saturday, November 4th 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take in one of the most scenic new routes of the Crystal Coast with this unique fitness event that is celebrating its fifth year in 2023. The Beaufort Bridge Run 5K & 1+ Mile Dog Strut, with its unique course that includes two new bridges, has become one of the most popular races in the region with visitors from all over eastern North Carolina and the country taking advantage of this fun running event that features unparalleled views.

Week of November 20, 2023 - November 26, 2023

Turkey Trot

  • Friday, November 24th 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cape Carteret

Week of January 1, 2024 - January 7, 2024

Penguin Plunge

  • Monday, January 1st 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Atlantic Beach

Get a shockingly refreshing start to 2024 with this annual event that has been attracting brave Atlantic Beach visitors and residents for 20 years. The annual Penguin Plunge is a favorite New Year’s event for participants and spectators alike, with an icy-cold dip into the Atlantic Ocean that is sure to get everyone’s heart pumping.

Shackleford Wild Horse & Shelling Safari
Lookout Cruises
J R Dunn Jewelers