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.
Event Details For 2018 Coming Soon.
Date: April 22, 2017
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.
Parrot Head Run Themed Contests:
9:30am-10:30am: Gather near the Check Six Brewery Beverage Tent, listen to the smooth sounds of Ciprian Santiago Garcia and participate in the following contests for CASH prizes.
Chalk Art at the Start:
6:00am- 7:15am @ 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 Betsy Kimmel will lead a free 10 minute Laugh & Breathe Yoga Warm Up at 7:30 a.m. at the Middleton Park Extension Soccer Field. Carolina Strong Physical Therapy will provide an onsite stretch and River Sound Massage, LLC will provide onsite massage to the participants.
Water Stops: 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). 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 19, 2017
Active Military and Law Enforcement use promo codes ACTIVEMILITARY or LAWENFORCEMENT for special pricing and Awards eligibility. Verification at Packet Pick Up.
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
Music by Rick and Friends band, food and cash bar – The Seafood Hut Food Truck.
Race Day Registration & Packet Pick Up:
Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 6:00a.m. to 7:15a.m.
@ Middleton Park Extension Soccer Field
Dolphin Drive/46th Street, Oak Island, NC 28465
Non-Refundable Half Marathon Fees:
Until - March 15th - $55.00 per person
March 16th - April 19th - $60.00 per person
April 21st & April 22nd - $75.00 per person
Active Military and Law Enforcement
Until - March 15th - $45.00 per person
March 16th - April 19th - $50.00 per person
April 21st & April 22nd - $65.00 per person
Included in Half Marathon Fees:
Timed race bib, water, Gatorade, fruit, Papa John's of Southport 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. Guaranteed T-shirt if registered prior to March 16th.
Half Marathon Awards Ceremony:
The awards ceremonies for all the runs will begin at 10:30am. 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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