10th Annual Oak
Island Lighthouse 10k & 5k Run
January 7, 2008
– Oak Island, North
Carolina (NC) - Tennis shoes, shorts, tank tops and sunscreen will
be the uniform of the day during the 10th Annual Oak Island
Lighthouse 5K & 10K Run and Walk. The run/walk will be held on
Saturday, April 12 beginning at 8:30 am.
Race day registration will be held at the N.C. Baptist Assembly from
6:30 am-8:00 am. After registering, participants will be bussed to
the start area at the Brunswick County Airport for the 10K and
Caswell Beach Town Hall for the 5K. Buses will depart the N.C.
Baptist Assembly at 7:00 am, 7:30 am and 8:00 am. Pre-registration
will also be available Friday, April 11th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at
the Chamber office at 4841 Long Beach Road, Southport. The Early
Registration fee is $20 up to March 19th. Registration after March
19th is $25.00. The first 500 participants will receive an official
race T-Shirt or Tank-top designed by Ricky Evans.
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
The 5K Course is a flat asphalt route which takes you on a scenic
tour that includes breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the
Oak Island Lighthouse. Point to point race.
In 2007 winners of the 10K were as followed, Sean Killeen, Richmond,
VA crossed the finish line in 36:57 minutes to take home 1st Place
overall male and Suzanne Tulsevy, Oak Island, NC finished in 41:07
minutes for 1st Place overall female.
In 2006 the Oak Island Lighthouse Run/Walk added a 5K race to the
event. The second annual 5K winner was Louis Pelsang, of Morehead
City, NC crossing the finish line in 18:34. Top female in the 5K
went to Morgan Turner, of Boger City at a time of 19:57.
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: 14 and
under; 15-18; 19-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54;
55-59; 60-64; and 65+.
The Wilmington Roadrunners will be on hand to tally the results. 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
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