Oak Island Lighthouse Run - April 12th

Press Release

March 27, 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. Registration 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 Assembly.

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, of Richmond, VA crossed the finish line in 36:57 minutes to take home 1st Place overall male and Suzanne Tulsey, of 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: 18 and under 19-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; and 65+. Also two seasoned awards will be given to the oldest participant finishing the 5K and 10K.

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 site at www.lighthouse10k.com. So put your shoes on and come join the fun in the Lighthouse Run.

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