8th Annual Oak
Island Lighthouse 10K Run
February 3, 2006 – Oak Island, North Carolina (NC) -
Tennis shoes, shorts, tank tops and sunscreen will be the uniform of
the day during the 8th Annual Oak Island Lighthouse 10K Run and Walk
and the 1st Annual 5K Oak Island Lighthouse 5K Run and Walk. The
run/walks will be held on Saturday, April 22nd beginning at 8:30am.
Race day registration will be
held at the N.C. Baptist Assembly from 6:30am-8:00 am. After
registering participants will be bussed to the start area at the
Brunswick County Airport. Buses will depart the N.C. Baptist
Assembly at 7:00am, 7:30 am, and 8:00 am. Pre-registration will also
be available Friday, April 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Chamber
office at 4841 Long Beach Road, Southport. Registration fee is $20
and includes a race shirt. Active Military registration fee is $15
and includes a race shirt.
The 10K course begins with a
slight incline and decline while crossing the Oak Island Bridge. The
remainder of the route is flat asphalt as it winds around a
tree-lined residential area before crossing at Barbee Blvd. To Ocean
Drive and Caswell Beach Road. The Oak Island Lighthouse will beckon
runners and walkers home on the last section of the race with the
finish line at the N.C. Baptist Assembly.
The 5K course begins near the
Caswell Beach Town Hall sharing the 10K course with exhilarating
views of the Atlantic Ocean as it follows the Caswell Beach Road
with the Oak Island Lighthouse beaconing runners to the finish at
the NC Baptist Assembly.
In 2005, Shawn Evans,
Southport, NC crossed the finish line in 32:49 minutes to take home
1st Place overall male and Suzanne Tulsevy, Oak Island, NC finished
in 41:38 minutes for 1st Place overall female.
Oak Island Lighthouse prints
by renowned artist Ricky Evans will be given to the top three
runners overall male/female and top three runners in each age group.
Age brackets are divided as such: 18 and under; 19-24; 25-29; 30-34;
35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; and 70+.
The Wilmington Roadrunners
will be on hand for expert technical assistance. For more
information or registration forms contact race sponsor Southport-Oak
Island Area Chamber of Commerce at 4841 Long Beach Road, SE,
Southport, NC 28461; call 910-457-6964 or visit our Web site at
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