Date: April 21, 2018
Date: April 21, 2018

Oak Island Lighthouse 1/2 Marathon

Registration Online Open Now

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.  


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. 

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:  Generations Church, SBHS JROTC, Clegg's Pest Control Southport, CrossFit Southport, Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS, & Swanson Realty.


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.
  • 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.  

Online Pre-Registration:

Closes 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. 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, April 20,2018 from 5:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.
@ NC Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, 100 Caswell Beach Road, Caswell Beach

Music by The Nick Michaels Duo sponsored by Strands Outfitters

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, April 21, 2018 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:

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.

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. 


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.   Each finisher will also receive a finisher luggage/bag tag to commemorate our 20th Anniversary.

Finisher Tag:  Finishers in the 10k will receive a 20th Anniversary commemorative luggage/bag tag.




Shirts in male and female cuts. Men's Hanes Cool Dri crew neck shirt.  Female Hanes Cool Dri V neck shirt. Participants registered by March 12th are guaranteed a shirt.  Shirts not picked up by 7:30am on April 21st will be forfeited.  

Sample of 2018 Award. All awards will be distance specific.

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, 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+

Half Marathon Male/Female Overall Awards: 13.1 Awards for Overall 1st Place Male and Female will include a framed print with artwork by Ricky Evans of The Ricky Evans Gallery,  $50.00 Gift Certificate to Omega Sports, 3501 Oleander Drive, 17A, Wilmington, a pair of Saucony Shoes from Omega Sports.

Race Transfers:

Entry Fees are non-refundable. Transfer to another Lighthouse Race:  Registrants may request a rain check from the 2018 race and transfer their entry to the 2019 race. The request must be submitted by 12:01 am on Monday, April 16, 2018.
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
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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

Date: April 21, 2018


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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