Robertson named new race director at Outer Banks Sporting Events

Debbie Luke, executive director for Outer Banks Sporting Events (L), pictured with Butch Robertson. [Submitted/Outer Banks Sporting Events]

Outer Banks Sporting Events (OBSE) Board of Directors recently hired Butch Robertson of Washington, NC as their new Race Director for all sporting events.

Robertson who has lived in NC for some 29 years has a lot of race experience under his belt. Some of the races include managing the run course for the Chicago Marathon, the nation’s largest triathlon with over 9,000 athletes, directing The Triangle Triathlon for 10 years; the Raleigh Marathon, The Carolina Beach Marathon and Half Marathon and more than 600 other races where he directed or managed the race.

He has been inducted into the NC Chapter Road Runners of America Hall of Fame, carried the Olympic Torch for the Atlanta Olympics, and has sat on many Board of Directors for NC sporting and family events. Additionally, he has helped raise over $4 million for the various non-profits, the events he’s worked on has funded.

Debbie Luke, executive director for OBSE is excited to have a sports professional with Robertson’ credentials as part of the team.

The OBX TRI is taking place on September 16-17 on the north end of Roanoke Island, and the OBX Marathon and Southern Fried Half Marathon come quickly behind the TRI on November 11-13. Robertson is already hard at it re-working the November Marathon race course.

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