The recent months have been a difficult time for us all and while it can be a bit scary and unpredictable, one sign of hope we have is the unbroken human spirit. Our community has come together and adapted to our current situation. See below for different ways you can still be part of the OBX community while practicing mental and physical health.

The Flying Pirate has gone VIRTUAL

Challenge your inner pirate with the VIRTUAL Flying Pirate, Half Marathon, 5K or Fun Run. Your race, your place, your space. Outer Banks Sporting Events will send your swag directly to your mailbox and will be offering door prizes and hosting photo contests. Check out new virtual pricing - medal only options - for new registrants. (And don't forget more great events coming to the OBX this fall including the Triathlon and OBX Marathon!) 

Currently registered for a Flying Pirate Weekend event?  Go to for your options.

People Running on The Beach in The Outer Banks



Carolina Designs Realty Offering OBX Virtual Backgrounds

Zoom is one of many ways to have a face-to-face conversation with someone while practicing social distancing. The next time you’re having a Zoom meeting, whether for work or fun, try swapping out your real background for one of the serene Outer Banks views from Carolina Designs’ background gallery. Better yet, plan a meeting with your favorite vacation crew and catch up while hanging out at the beach (virtually)! Carolina Designs’ background options include Avalon Pier, dune-top decks, beach aerials, and more.

carolina designs zoom backdrops



Beach Themed Coloring Pages

Coloring relieves stress! If anyone is looking for some awesome coloring pages, Stephanie Kiker Designs has generously shared some of her images which you can print at home and color. Find more prints on her Facebook page.


Nautical Themed Coloring Pages



Isolation Tips from the Wright Brothers

Are you having trouble finding things to do while staying home? Wilbur and Orville became experts at living in isolation while staying on the Outer Banks for their flying experiments. In the below video you will find the Top 5 Tips for Thriving in Isolation based on the experiences of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Click here for more videos that explain how the 1903 Wright Flyer flew and give a demonstration of the wing-warping control system of the 1903 Wright Flyer on their full-scale replica.




Village Yoga Offering Online Yoga Classes

Practice yoga with Village Yoga virtually! 🧘‍♀️📲 Their daily, online classes are all donation-based! ⁣To sign up for a class, you can use the MindBody app or you can sign up directly through their website. Their virtual classes our hosted on an app called Click the link for their online class schedule: They ask that you sign-up at least 30-60 minutes before the class starts. 

Village Yoga



Kill Devil Rum Makers Offer FREE Sanitizer

While we are still adjusting to the new norm of COVID-19, the Outer Banks Distilling crew is bottling jugs of hand sanitizer to help provide a first line of defense against the virus and spread of germs. The demand for their product has been unreal, so while they are working as fast as possible to produce sanitizer, they have to wait for ingredients like hydrogen peroxide, glycerin, and bottles. They've provided jugs to first responders who have to be on the front lines and also smaller spray bottle for the public. Follow their Facebook page for up-to-date information regarding the next batch of sanitizer or support their business by ordering from their online store

Outer Banks Distilling Hand Sanitizer