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

1 Mile Fun Run

The Oak Island Lighthouse Fun Run is a 1 mile fun event for children. Adults are encouraged to run with their children.  Embrace the Parrot Head theme and enjoy the high spirited merriment. Bring out your leis and Jimmy Buffett attire!  Run or walk dressed as an island girl, pirate, parrot, or any Jimmy Buffett look you choose. 



Event Details For 2018 Coming Soon.


April 22, 2017


8:35 a.m. @ Middleton Park Extension, Dolphin Drive/SE 46th Street, Oak Island.  Click for map of 1 mile fun run course.


Sponsored by:  Brunswick Air located at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport, 4009 Airport Road, Oak Island.  Fun Flight Air Tours & Flight Training.


Parrot Head Run Themed Contests:

9:30am-10:30am: Gather near the Beverage Tent, listen to the smooth sounds of Ciprian Santiago Garcia and participate in the following contests for CASH prizes. 

  • Costume Contest:  Run in your favorite Parrot Head attire! Come dressed as an island girl, pirate, parrot or any Jimmy Buffett look you choose. Prizes for each 5k, 10k & Half Marathon Race:
    • $50.00 Top Male 
    • $50 Top Female
    • $50 Top Group
  • Hula Hoop Contest:  $25.00 Top Male, Top Female and Top Youth (ages 15 & under) of those entered in the contest. 
  • Flip Flop Fling Contest:  $25.00  Top Male, Top Female and Top Youth (ages 15 & under) of  those entered in the contest.
  • Mr. Longitude & Ms. Latitude Contest will begin just before the Awards Ceremony.  $25.00 Top Male & $25.00 Top Female of those entered in the contest. The male and female who epitomizes the Jimmy Buffett lifestyle and acts the craziest will win bragging rights for the year. No skill involved, just fun. 

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 8:10 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 & Finish.


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 Registration:

Closes 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017


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, sodas and cash bar – The Seafood Hut Food Truck.


Race Day Registration:
Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 6:00a.m. to 7:15a.m.

@ Middleton Park Extension Soccer Field
Dolphin Drive/SE 46th Street, Oak Island, NC 28465



Free for any children, anyone registered in another 2017 Oak Island Run distance, and any accompanying adult.  Registration is required.  Children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult. No shirts and no timing will be provided.


Included in 1 Mile Fun Run:

Finisher Medal, Water, Gatorade, fruit, Papa John's of Southport Pizza. No timing. No Shirt.


1 Mile Finisher Award.  Actual award will have the year "2017" and a ribbon.

Oak Island Lighthouse 1 Mile Fun Run Course Map PDF
1 Mile Fun Run Map.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [313.8 KB]

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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