The Best Race Backdrop on the NC Coast
Please note the date has been changed for this event due to COVID-19.
Join the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce for the 2020 Oak Island Lighthouse Run/Walk event featuring a 10K, 5K, Half Marathon, and 1-Mile Fun Run. A safe and fun event, the Run/Walk offers something for all fitness levels and age groups. Enjoy "picture perfect" views of area salt marshes, the Atlantic Ocean, our wide beautiful beaches and the Oak Island Lighthouse.
About The Race
The Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk started 21 years ago when Clarence Willie, a Chamber Board member, avid runner and retired US Marine Lieutenant Colonel suggested that the Chamber organize a 10K Run/Walk event. Over the years the race has grown tremendously, adding a 5K, half marathon, and 1-mile fun run. The event focuses on creating the best experience for runners while highlighting the unique and beautiful coastal community.
- Half Marathon: Offers runners views of the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, and marshlands. Runners will get a break from the sun under a canopy of Live Oaks and Long Leaf Pines.
- 10K Race: Offers runners and walkers a challenging course with unique and breathtaking views. Begins and ends at Middleton Park Extension.
- 5K Race: Offers runners and walkers a challenging course with unique and breathtaking views. Begins and ends at Middleton Park Extension.
- 1-Mile Fun Run: Offers a 1-mile fun run for children. Adults are encouraged to run wih their children.
- Chalk Art at the Start: 6:00am, arrive early on Saturday and help decorate the race's starting line
- Race Day Stretch: 7:00am and 7:45am, join a local yoga instructor for a nice race day stretch
- After Run Party: Enjoy music by Blue Tulip, a beer, pizza, fruit, water and a Pelican SnoBall
Margaret Rudd & Associates Welcomes Race Participants and Volunteers
Let us waive the $45 reservation fee on your November 7 to November 21 stay in Oak Island or Southport NC. If you're running in the race or simply volunteering, book your 3-night minimum stay with us and save. Details and terms and conditions can be found over on our Specials page. For information, please call our office at (800) 486-5441.