Date:April 17, 2021
Date:April 17, 2021

Oak Island Lighthouse 1/2 Marathon

Online Registration Now Open

You will receive a confirmation via email once your registration and payment have processed.


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.  


Thank you to our Official Sponsor Dosher Memorial Hospital and our Entertainment & Food Sponsor Frank Institue for Health & Wellness.


13.1 Event Details For 2021 will be Updated in January. Below are details from the canceled 2020 event.


Date: April 18, 2020.   November 14, 2020  


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 Extension, 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 for a free 10 minute Race Day Stretch and Warm Up at 7:00 a.m. at the Start/Finish Line. 

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: 


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!

Do Park:

  • First Baptist Church at Oak Island 4608 E. Oak Island Drive has parking around the church and a lot on NE 48th Street.  
  • Oak Island Town Hall -4601 E. Oak Island Drive.  Parking behind and along the side of Town Hall and on SE 46th Street to Pelican Drive. (do not park beyond Pelican Drive on SE 46th Street). 
  • Pelican Drive from SE 46th to SE 40th Street. Make sure to have all four tires off the road.
  • SE 49th Street along the sides of the road and in grass parking area designated with volunteers. 
  • Cabana Parking Lots on Dolphin Drive.  There are three large parking lots but they can only be accessed by turning off  SE 49th Street. DO NOT access from SE 46th Street. 

Pets:  We are sorry but pets are not allowed on the course.


Online Pre-Registration:

Closes 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11,2020. You may still register online after this date but those who do will pick up packets from the registration tent and not the pre-registration area.

Registration & Packet Pick Up: 
Friday, November 13, 2020 from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
@ NC Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, 100 Caswell Beach Road, Caswell Beach

Parking Details: Stop at Guard Gate and identify yourself with the Oak Island Lighthouse Run/Walk. Registration building is the first building to the right. Park in the open area in front of the pool.


Race Day Registration & Packet Pick Up:
Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 6:00a.m. to 7:00a.m.

@ Middleton Park Extension,

Dolphin Drive/SE 46th Street, Oak Island, NC 28465

Parking Details: Street parking. To avoid a ticket, make sure all four tires are off the road. Please do not park on the race routes.


Non-Refundable Half Marathon Fees:

Until January 13th - $55.00 per person

January 14th - October 5th - $60.00 per person

October 6th - November 11th - $65.00 per person

November 12th - November 14th -  $70.00 per person


$10.00 Off for Active Military and Law Enforcement.


To keep our entry fees reasonable and maintain a fun filled event the base entry fee will not include a t-shirt.  However, Half Marathon entry fees will include a high performance cap. You have the option to add a t-shirt onto your base entry fee. The price of the base registration has also decrease to reflect this change.  


Included in Half Marathon Fees:

Timed race bib, water, Gatorade, fruit, pizza, Pelican SnoBall, two Beverage Tokens (must be 21 years of age or older to receive beverage token). Guaranteed Dri Mesh Running Cap if registered by 11:59pm on October 5th.  3-D Finisher medal for those who finish.

After your race, participants are invited to enjoy a Pelican's SnoBalls on us. 


Finisher Medals:

All half marathon finishers will receive a race medal to show off their accomplishment.  The 3D sculpture medal is 4" wide and 3.77" tall.  



Dri-Mesh Running Cap

Half Marathon participants registered by 11:59pm on October 5th are guaranteed a Dri-Mesh Running Cap. Caps not picked up by 7:30am on November 14th will be forfeited.




Optional T-Shirts:

Shirts in male and female cuts will be available for an additional fee. Men's Sport-Tek crew neck shirt.  Female Sport-Tek V-neck shirt. Participants must pre-order their shirt by 11:59pm on October 5th.  Shirts not picked up by 7:30am on November 14th will be forfeited. Optional $15.00 per shirt fee.


After Run Party Music by Blue Tulip Jazz Duo on the Band Shell in Middleton Park Extension from 8:0am - 9:30am.

First Aid Tent - Coastal Companion Care is providing staffing for the First Aid Tent.  If you need a bandaid, some ice or your blood pressure checked, please visit the First Aid Tent located near the Start/Finish Line.  If needed, The Town of Caswell Beach, Town of Oak Island and Brunswick County will provide paramedic level assistance on the course and at the Start/Finish area. 

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. 2019 print shown. 2020 design will be released later



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, 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+

Race Transfers:

Entry Fees are non-refundable. Transfer to another Lighthouse Race:  Registrants may request a race entry transfer from the 2020 race to the 2021 race. The request must be submitted by 12:01 am on Monday, November 11th. If you were pre-registered before March 20th you may transfer your entry to the April 17, 2021 or April 9, 2022 race.
Submit your race transfer request by faxing to (910) 457-0598 or emailing to  If you email, use “Race Transfer” in the subject line. The rain check is only valid for one year.
Oak Island Lighthouse Half Course Map PDF
Half Marathon Run Map 2020.pdf
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CLICK HERE to view course maps and plan your race in advance!

Oak Island Lighthouse

1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K,

& 1 Mile Fun Run

 April 17, 2021

For more information follow the above links or contact:


Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce,  

4433 Long Beach Road SE Southport

NC 28461



800.457.6964 or




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