By Submitted Story on August 29, 2022
Outer Banks Sporting Events (OBSE) Board of Directors recently hired Butch Robertson of Washington, NC as their new Race Director for all sporting events. The OBSE operates the OBX Marathon, OBX TRI and other sporting events.
Robertson who has lived in NC for nearly three decades, has a lot of race experience under his belt. Some of that experience includes 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.
Robertson has been inducted into the NC Chapter Road Runners of America Hall of Fame; carried the Olympic Torch for the Atlanta Olympics; and has served 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 Sept. 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. For more information on OBSE events, go to www.obxse.com.