The Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk began 20 years ago when Clarence Willie, a Chamber Board member, avid runner and retired U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel suggested the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce organize a 10k run/walk. The Chamber Board appointed Clarence Willie the Chair and with great enthusiasm the first run was held on April 10,1999.
We strive to make this event safe, fun, and enjoyable for all fitness levels. We hope you agree, the Oak Island Lighthouse 1/2 marathon, 10 K and 5 K courses showcase the best scenery on the North Carolina Coast.
What other course can you see salt marshes, the Atlantic Ocean, wide beautiful beaches, and have a Lighthouse as a cheerleader? READ MORE
These are trying times for our nation and the world as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that you and your family are safe and healthy. We know that you have trained hard and were looking forward to another great race. We share your disappointment. We are navigating uncharted waters whether it be at work, home or play as in the case of your participation in the Oak Island Lighthouse Run.
On March 15th, the CDC released new guidelines for the next 8 weeks, it stated that all events over 100 people should be cancelled. The Oak Island Lighthouse Run, an event of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, has discussed options for our participants with our timing company – Go Time.
We also appreciate your race loyalty as many of you have participated with us for many years and we were looking forward to meeting our new
participants. After much deliberation, we decided the best solution would be to postpone, rather than cancel the Oak Island Lighthouse Run/Walk. Our new date is Saturday, November 14,
This was a very difficult decision. We hope you will join us in November. The weather is mild and the fall sunsets/sunrises at Oak Island are amazing.
CLICK HERE to view course maps and plan your race in advance!
Oak Island Lighthouse
1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K,
& 1 Mile Fun Run
New Date: November 14,2020
For more information follow the above links or contact:
4433 Long Beach Road SE Southport
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