The Graveyard 100 Ultramarathon Results are in!

On Saturday, March 9th, runners set out to conquer 100 miles of Outer Banks terrain from Corolla to Hatteras village without knowing which 100 miles they would traverse. Due to strong storms earlier in the week, causing NC Hwy 12 to close intermittently for days, the 100-miler turned into an out-and-back course 4 hours after the start of the race due to road conditions south of the Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet. Runners ran up to the bridge then headed back to Corolla in 15-20 mph headwinds, where after passing the finish line they had to run 2 additional miles out the beachfront and back to complete the course.

The first place seat goes to Valmir Nunes of Ebensburg, PA who finished in 13 hours, 48 minutes, and 34 seconds! Can we say AMAZING?!?! Connie Gardner of Medina, OH represented the ladies with a stong 15 hour, 33 minutes, 12 second finish! Congrats, Connie! Male 100k Champion Trevor Hall finished in 13 hours and 15 minutes! With the goal of the race being, “To make the most difficult race possible out of seemingly easy terrain,” we are elated that so many runners participated and were up for the challenge!

We are very proud of all of our runners this year, especially Danielle Ranno, the only Hatteras Island resident to participate in the race! Danielle finished in 24 hours, 57 minutes, and 19 seconds. Way to go, Danielle!!!

For Graveyard 100 inspiration, check out this year’s photo gallery and race results. Start training for for next year’s race which will take place on March 8th, 2014! “Will the Graveyard sink YOU?”


Graveyard 100 Ultramarathon set for March 9th

The best endurance runners in the world will be on the Outer Banks March 9th for the Graveyard 100 Ultramarathon. The Graveyard 100 is two races: 100 miles point-to-point or 100k point-to-point. Yes, you read that correctly: 100 miles!

A portion of all entry fees will be donated to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum to further the preservation, advancement and presentation of the maritime history and shipwrecks of the North Carolina Outer Banks.

The 100 mile run extends the length of the Outer Banks and is 100.7 miles point-to-point starting “where the road begins” and highway 12 starts at the edge of the sand in Corolla. Runners will then travel south the entire length of the paved highway on Bodie Island and the entire length of paved highway on Hatteras Island, viewing much of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore via historic Hwy 12. Runners will end at the “end of the road” on Hatteras Island adjacent to the Ocracoke Island Ferry and directly in front of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

100 mile finishers will receive Gold finishers’ belt buckles, a Silver (under 24 hour) belt buckle or a special silver champion’s buckle.

The 100k course starts at Hargrove St. public beach access on South Old Oregon Inlet Rd. at 3pm, is 63 miles long and has a 20 hour cutoff. 100k runners will follow the remainder of the 100 mile route through Bodie Island Lighthouse park, over Bonner Bridge, down Hatteras Island, through Hatteras Island Lighthouse park, finishing at the “end of the road” on Hatteras Island adjacent to the Ocracoke Island Ferry and directly in front of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

100k finishers will receive finishers’ medals or a special silver champion’s medal.

This year’s marathon includes runners from 25 states and 3 countries. The runners traveling the greatest distance are David Bayley and Traviss Wilcox from Great Britain. The average age of the 2013 participants is 42, with 68 being the oldest and 21 being the youngest.

For more information about the event, visit www.graveyard100.com. If you would like to volunteer, please email brandon@graveyard100.com

We welcome all of the runners and their friends and families to Hatteras Island in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina, where more than 1000 ships are recorded to have sunk off the coast.

Everyone at Surf or Sound Realty wishes the best of luck to all of the runners! See you at the finish line!