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Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk - April 16th, 2011

2010 Participants of the Oak Island Lighthouse 10K Run Crossing the G.V. Barbee Bridge on Oak IslandApril 12, 2011 - Southport, NC - The 13th Annual Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk will be held Saturday, April 16th kicking off at 8:30am. The Annual event has grown each year with a record participation last year of 510 people and estimated economic impact over $128,000.

A great family event, the Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk showcases the beautiful beach communities of Oak Island and Caswell Beach. The 10k (6.2 miles) start area is at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport. This scenic route will cross the G.V. Barbee Bridge, travel through the holly tree lined streets of the Yaupon Beach section of Oak Island, run parallel with the beachfronts in Oak Island and Caswell Beach, passing the Oak Island Lighthouse just before the finish line inside the N.C. Baptist Assembly.

The 5k (3.1 miles) route is just as scenic as it begins at the Caswell Beach Town Hall running parallel with the beachfront, passing the Oak Island Lighthouse just before the finish line inside the N.C. Baptist Assembly.

For the first time, Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk will use ChronoTrack Tag Timing. The race number tags will have timing tags emended and as the participants cross the line their times will be recorded. The disposable timing tags are convenient for the runners and reduce the chance for placement errors.

Each year, Ricky Evans, Art @ 211/The Ricky Evans Gallery in Southport donates an original design featuring the Oak Island Lighthouse which will be used on the t-shirt and on the 80 print awards given to the winners in the 5k & 10k events. Awards are presented to top three runners overall Male & Female, top three runners Male & Female in 12 age brackets and Overall Male & Female Active Military.

A Fun Run for children 10 and under will also be held at 9:30am at the N.C. Baptist Assembly. All children who enter this event will receive a medal when they cross the finish line. Registration for this event ends on April 16th at 8am.

To register for the Oak Island Lighthouse Run & Walk go to www.lighthouse10k.com, stop by or mail your registration to the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center at 4841 Long Beach Road, Southport. Race Packet Pickup and Registration will be held on April 15th from 5pm-7pm @ The Chamber Welcome Center or on Saturday, April 16th from 6:30am-8:00am @ N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell. Entry fee is $25.00 per person for the 5k or 10k and $5 for the fun run.

For more information contact the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce at 910.457-6964 or visit the website at www.lighthouse10k.com.

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