The top three runners overall will not be eligible for age group awards.
Yes. You may pick up your packet at the Welcome Party with Registration & Packet Pick Up: Friday, April 21,2017 from 5:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. @ Cape Fear Yacht Club, 4791 Fish Factory Road, Oak Island. There will also be Music by Soul on the Beach band, food for sale and cash bar – The Seafood Hut Food Truck.
Yes. Just make sure they know your age and which race you entered so that they can verify your race bib information is correct.
We are sorry but strollers/child joggers are not allowed on the 1/2 marathon courses. We also suggest using caution on the 10k, 5k course and 1 mile. This is for the safety of the runner and the child since the courses are open to traffic and some areas of the road do not have a wide shoulder. The 10k course also has an added safety concern with the transitions on the wooden walkways. Anyone with a stroller in the 10k, 5k and 1 mile will be asked to begin the race at the back and to yield to other runners. The child in the stroller will not be timed only the paying adult.
All award winners are responsible for picking up the award at the awards ceremony on Race Day or at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center the Monday after the run. The Chamber's Welcome Center is open 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m. Monday - Friday and is located at 4433 Long Beach Road Southport (across from GoGas). If you cannot get to the Welcome Center during our hours call us at (910) 457-6964 and we will make pick-up arrangements. We can also mail the award for an additional fee.
Yes. The time limit for the 1/2 Marathon is 3-hours.
No. Runners will share the road with regular traffic. All runners will run against traffic.
Showcasing our wonderfully talented artistic community our awards are unique to our area. Ricky Evans, a self-taught artist whose name has become synonymous with lighthouse along the U.S. Coastline, produces a print especially for the Oak Island Lighthouse Run. We transfer his artwork to a print which, are given out as our awards. Ricky Evans also offers a framing discount to the award winners at his gallery Art @ 211 The Ricky Evans Gallery, 211 N. Howe Street, Southport. In the 5k, top three runners in age groups 6-9 and 10-14 will receive a trophy instead of a print.
The Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk is organized by and benefits the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 not for profit membership based organization whose mission is to enhance the general welfare of the business community and the prosperity of the area. Contributions to the Chamber are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution.
This race is rain or shine. It will be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled if a severe weather warning is in effect. We will make the determination on race day at 7am if we will cancel, reschedule or delay the start.
Transfer to another Lighthouse Race: Registrants may request a rain check from the 2017 race and transfer their entry to the 2018 race. The request must be submitted by 12:01 am on Monday, April 17, 2017.
Submit your race transfer request by faxing to (910)457-0598 or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you email, use “Race Transfer” in the subject line. The rain check is only valid for one year.
Water Stops will have water and Gatorade. Locations: Start Area (Middleton Park Soccer Field), Near 2-Mile (6706 Yacht Drive), near 4-Mile(Caswell Beach Town Hall on Jack B. Cook/Hornaday), near 6-Mile (300 Caswell Beach Drive), near 9-Mile(Caswell Beach Town Hall on Jack B. Cook/Hornaday), near Mile 11(6706 Yacht Drive), & Finish (Middleton Park Soccer Field).
Water Stops will have water and Gatorade. Locations: Start Area (Middleton Park Soccer Field), near 1 mile (1910 Dolphin Drive) & Finish (Middleton Park Soccer Field).
Water Stops will have water and Gatorade. Locations: Start Area (Middleton Park Soccer Field), near 1 mile (1910 Dolphin Drive) near 3-mile (Yacht Drive near 14th & 15th Streets) & Finish (Middleton Park Soccer Field).
In 2017, the port-a-pottie locations will be at the Start/Finish; near mile 3 at Yacht Drive between 14th & 15th Streets).
In 2017, the port-a-pottie locations will be at the Start/Finish; near mile 4 (Caswell Beach Town Hall); 611 Caswell Beach Drive at Public Beach Access; at turn around (Lighthouse parking lot); near mile 9 (Caswell Beach Town Hall).
Race Day Portable restrooms will be available at the Middleton Park Extension in the Soccer Field near the Start/Finish.
Sorry, but pets are not allowed on the course.
Parking: Street Parking.There is plenty of parking around the Start/Finish area on race day! DO NOT Park along the course routes!
Yes, all but the 1 Mile Fun Run - which is not timed. We are proud to have GoTime provide our race management company. Go Time uses only cutting-edge RFID technology that allows real-time results. At packet pick up you will be given your bib. We use disposable bib chip timing.
Only the Half Marathon. The Oak Island Lighthouse Run Half Marathon was certified with United States Association of Track & Field #is NC16019DF in 2016.
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Oak Island Lighthouse
1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K,
& 1 Mile Fun Run
Date: April 22, 2017
For more information follow the above links or contact:
4433 Long Beach Road SE Southport
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