The Oak Island Lighthouse 1/2 marathon offers runners a challenging course with unique and breathtaking views. Runners will be rewarded with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway & marshlands and get a break from the sun under a canopy of Live Oak and Long Leaf Pinetrees. The 1/2 marathon will begin and end at Middleton Park Extension, Oak Island.
The 1/2 marathon course begins at Middleton Park Extension running west on Dolphin Drive to 43rd with a fast easterly turn onto Beach Drive and then north on 58th Street.
As you cross Oak Island Drive, heading North on 58th Street to Yacht Drive, you begin a serine journey where tree lined streets meander through neighborhoods of year-round residents. Turning south onto Barbee Boulevard, crossing Oak Island Drive, you emerge onto Ocean Drive where the gentle breaks from the waves can be heard.
A few turns later and you are on Caswell Beach Road and you can see the Oak Island Lighthouse standing tall in the distance giving you encouragement along the way.
Once you reach the Oak Island Lighthouse turn around and retrace your route until you get to 46th off Beach Drive, where two quick turns take you to the Finish.
After your race, participants are invited to help us celebrate the Oak Island Lighthouse Run's 20th Anniversary by enjoying Pelican's SnoBalls on us.
Event Details For 2018.
Date: April 21, 2018
7:30a.m. @ Middleton Park Soccer Field, Dolphin Drive/SE 46th Street, Oak Island.
Time Limit: Runners only. 3-hour time limit.
Course Certification: The Oak Island Lighthouse Run Half Marathon was certified with United States Association of Track & Field #is NC16019DF in 2016.
Chalk Art at the Start:
6:00am- 7:00am @ Middleton Park Soccer Field, Dolphin Drive/SE 46th Street, Oak Island. Arrive early and help create a unique Start/Finish Line by participating in the Chalk Art at the Start. Chalk will be provided. Sponsored by Pescado y Amor Paint Studio.
Race Day Stretch & Warm Up:
Join us as Ilene Evans, yoga teacher will lead a free 10 minute Warm Up at 7:00 a.m. at the Middleton Park Extension Soccer Field. Carolina Strong Physical Therapy will provide an onsite stretch.
Water Stops: Start Area (Middleton Park Soccer Field), Near 2-Mile (6706 Yacht Drive), near 4-Mile (Ocean Drive), near mile-TBA (611 Caswell Beach Road at Public Beach Access), near 6-Mile (300 Caswell Beach Drive), near mile -TBA (611 Caswell Beach Road at Public Beach Access), near 9-Mile(Ocean Drive), near Mile 11(6706 Yacht Drive), & Finish (Middleton Park Soccer Field). Waterstops manned by: Southport Lions Club, SBHS JROTC, Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS, CrossFit Southport.
Pacers: Thanks to some great volunteers we will have pacers for the following times: 1:45, 2:00, 2:15 and 2:30.
Parking: Street Parking. There is plenty of parking around the Start/Finish area on race day! DO NOT Park along the course routes!
Closes at 11:59pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Registration & Packet Pick Up:
Friday, April 20,2018 from 5:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.
@ Hampton Inn Southport, 5181 Southport-Supply Road, Southport.
Parking Details for Registration & Packet Pick Up: TBA
Race Day Registration & Packet Pick Up:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 6:00a.m. to 7:00a.m.
@ Middleton Park Extension Soccer Field
Dolphin Drive/46th Street, Oak Island, NC 28465
Non-Refundable Half Marathon Fees:
Before January 15th - $55.00 per person
January 16th - March 12th - $60.00 per person
March 13th - April 18th - $60.00 per person
April 19th & April 21st - $75.00 per person
Active Military and Law Enforcement
Before January 15th - $45.00 per person
January 16th - March 12th - $50.00 per person
March 13th - April 18th - $55.00 per person
April 19th & April 21st - $65.00 per person
Included in Half Marathon Fees:
Timed race bib, water, Gatorade, fruit, pizza, two Beverage Tokens (must be 21 years of age or older to receive beverage token). Redeem Beverage Tokens at the Check Six Brewery Beverage Tent or at participating locations throughout the town. Guaranteed T-shirt if registered prior to March 12th. Finisher medal for those who finish.
Half Marathon Awards Ceremony:
The awards ceremonies for all the runs will begin at 10:00am. Award winners are responsible for picking up award at the awards ceremony or at the Chamber Welcome Center the Monday following the event.
Print with special artwork by Ricky Evans, a self taught artist whose name has become synonymous with lighthouses along the eastern United States coastline. Ricky Evans opened his own gallery, Art @ 211 The Ricky Evans Gallery located at 211 N. Howe Street in Southport, NC. A framing discount is given for the prints.
Top 3 Overall Male & Female
Top Military Overall Male & Female
Top Masters Division (40+) Male & Female
Top Grand Masters Division (50+) Male & Female
Top 3 in Each Age Group Male & Female - under 18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
CLICK HERE to view course maps and plan your race in advance!
Oak Island Lighthouse
1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K,
& 1 Mile Fun Run
Date: April 21, 2018
For more information follow the above links or contact:
4433 Long Beach Road SE Southport
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