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

Oak Island Lighthouse 5k Run & Walk

Regsitration Online Now Open

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


The Oak Island Lighthouse 5k is a fun event with breathtaking views.  



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.


April 21, 2018


8:15a.m. @ Middleton Park Soccer Field, Dolphin Drive/SE 46th Street, Oak Island 


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. and again at 7:45 a.m. at the Middleton Park Extension Soccer Field.


Water Stops: Start Area, near 1-mile (1910 Dolphin Drive) & Finish. Waterstops manned by: Generations Church and SBHS JROTC.


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

Entertainment 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 Fees:

Until January 15th - $35.00 per person

January 16th - March 12th - $40.00 per person

March 13th - April 18th - $45.00 per person

April 19th  - April 21st - $55.00 per person


Children ages 6-15, Active Military and Law Enforcement

Until January 15th - $25.00 per person
January 16th - March 12th - $30.00 per person

March 13th - April 18th - $35.00 per person

April 19th - April 21st - $45.00 per person


Children Ages 5 and under Free (untimed and no shirt)


Included in Fees:

Timed race bib, water, Gatorade, fruit, pizza, One Beverage Token (must be 21 years of age or older to receive beverage token) redeemable at the Beverage Tent or at participating locations throughout town, Guaranteed T-shirt if registered prior to March 12th.


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 Tag:  Runners and walkers in the 5k will receive a commemorative 20th Anniversary 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 Award from 2018


5K Awards Ceremony:
Awards ceremonies for all runs will begin at 10:00 a.m. Award winners are responsible for picking up award at the awards ceremony or at the Chamber Welcome Center the Monday following the event.


5K Awards:

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. Trophies will be given instead of prints to age groups 6-9 and 10-14.


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 - 6-9, 10-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

5K Male/Female Overall Awards: 5k Awards for 1st Place Overall Male and Female will include a framed print with artwork by Ricky Evans of The Ricky Evans Gallery and $50.00 Gift Certificate to Omega Sports, 3501 Oleander Drive, 17A, Wilmington.

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 Run 5k Course Map PDF
5k map 2018.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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